BUSINESS BYTE: Belfast Estate Limited launches its 2016 Rumologist Competition

Belfast Estate Limited, one of Dominica’s oldest manufacturer’s of rum and bottled rum products, launches its first ever branded mixologist event, the 2016 Belfast Estate Rumologist Competition.   Belfast Estate Limited produces unique blends of rums that can be for any and all cocktails, and this is one way to demonstrate that.

One of the primary objectives of this event is to promote the use of BELFAST rums in creating innovative and extraordinary beverages and showcasing the talents of our local mixologist.

Other objectives are:

  • To provide a forum for Food & Beverage professionals to obtain recognition for their skills, abilities and performance and to encourage the continued polishing of their professional bartending skills.
  • To identify outstanding individuals with potential to serve as representatives for promotional or competitive ventures, both locally and regionally.

The 2015 BELFAST Rumologist Competition is a classy and tasteful fabrication of the traditional mixologist competition.  It is a staged elimination style competition. The competition is open to both amateurs and professionals; individuals or companies.

The registration fees are:

Amateurs $25.00

Professionals $50.00

Corporate $150.00 (maximum 4 entries for any level)

Registration is open till January 16, 2016.

BELFAST ESTATE LIMITED has committed over $10,000 in cash and prizes to winners and runners-up in both categories.  Each winner and runner-up, will receive a cash prize, plus additional bonus prizes and features.

The grand prize winner in the professional category wins a $2500 cash prize, plus paid appearance opportunities major island events. The winner in the amateur category wins $1000 cash prize, plus other non-cash prizes.  Runner ups in both categories also win cash and other prizes.

All interested parties are encouraged to register early and to be part of this very exciting event.

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12 Comments

  1. January 10, 2016

    The manufactures and sellers of alcoholic beverages use the word ”moderation” to appear respectable. But in reality they advertise their deadly products to encourage people to buy their brand and drink more.

    Belfast Estates Limited are putting on the Rumology Mixology Competition to promote and encourage the consumption of rum. The manufactures and sellers of alcoholic beverages are not concerned about the pain that is caused or the problems created by their products. All they care about is to avoid being blamed by rolling the responsibility over onto the consumers.

    Here in Canada over 40% of the fatal automobile accidents across the country each year are alcohol related.

    Alcohol consumption causes liver damage and stomach cancer resulting in deaths each year.

    We see cases of child abuse, wife beatings, and marriage break-ups caused by alcohol. People lose their jobs because of their thirst for alcohol. and sometimes their homes, and families.

    Continued …

    • January 10, 2016

      Continuation:

      Most of these murders and suicides are alcohol related.

      These problems are especially pronounced among our aboriginal people in northern Canada which has the highest suicide rate in the country. Alcohol is (almost) always a factor in the many child abuse, wife beating, and suicide cases among these people in the north.

      As an evangelist I have conducted gospel crusades in their communities and visited in their homes. What I am saying is based upon first hand experience and my own observations. I can also testify that the gospel (1 Corinthians 15:1-4) changes the lives of those who believe (Romans 1:16) (2 Corinthians 5:17) and sets Satan’s captives free!

      Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist.

  2. 4Q
    January 7, 2016

    If you are a guy who is not so steady down there, rumology will definitely take it to the undertaker.

  3. SolutionsFromMahaut
    January 7, 2016

    My Dominica ^, rumology and alcoholism are too VERY different things. in simple terms one is good and is both a science and art – the other is bad and destructive, sure.

    no one in the alcohol industry would ever even dare to promote alcoholism. in fact belfast, like many others encourages moderation. big whoop.

    rumology – is simply the study of the subject of rum. i think you will find most rumologist to be very mature/responsible with their consumption and very knowledgeable on the subject of rum. this would be something worth promoting to avoid the binge drinking that rumologists are not known to engage in….

    i think ur word choice was off. i don’t think ur intended comment is realistic either. also just keep in mind that banning alcohol (or even just its promotion) would be like shooting local tourism and manufacturing in the foot.

  4. ????????
    January 6, 2016

    Lord have mercy on us. Rumology…. we should pray against this new phenomena. Are we blind to the alcoholics on our STreets and how many young ones are destroyed by alcohol. We come against this latest follishness in our island … Rumology. yes sigh yes sigh when will we repent. Jesus is coming soon. Repent.
    The persons fabricating those things will answer one day… so all in the interest of profiteering, you don’t care how many livers you destroy? What does it profiteth a man to gain the whole world and lose his soul. Any lessons learnt from TS Erica???? The Earth and the fullness belongs to the Lord.

  5. more of the same
    January 6, 2016

    Boy, I see some young people who are hook on Rumology; And I have to say that they look worse than those who are hook on other drugs. Most of them are unemployable. What a waste of youthfulness. Well, both the drinker and the seller don’t care.

  6. Artfield Bristol
    January 6, 2016

    Its time to eradicate rum from the country, its taking a negative toll on the young people and if the Government says it loves its people then they should stand up and get rum etc out.

    • SolutionsFromMahaut
      January 7, 2016

      “eradication” leads to further abuse -> do your research and you will find that prohibitive laws have historically and empirically been ineffective. sounds like you would leave it to the government to do your parenting for you.

      example 1. counter effects of prohibition in USA – alcohol abuse in USA that many attribute to 21+ law.
      example 2. Dutch end ban on marijuana, results = drop in consumption by locals of marijuana AND all other drugs
      example 3. USA’s failed war on drugs in general.

      alcohol, drugs, other vices etc will always be present and readily available in society regardless of law. anachronistic are the laws which fail to recognize the inefficiency of fighting drugs and the importance of actually making consumption safe.

      • January 11, 2016

        We continue to hear the mantra that prohibition failed in America.

        The truth is prohibition would have worked in America if it had not been for crooked cops and politicians on the take.

        What is needed is a well prepared educational program in the schools showing the physical and social harm done by alcohol and let it run for a couple of years before the new laws are introduced. This should be reinforced by seminars held in various parts of the country presented by professionals whose credentials can only be respected.

        I am mentioning this because the argument that prohibition failed is being resurrected now and used to say laws against drugs are doomed to failure. Nothing is further from he truth. Prohibition in America was a first time try by inexperienced people who allowed themselves to be intimidated by the criminal element.

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. :-P

  7. My Dominica
    January 6, 2016

    There are those who may not agree that alcohol should be illegal but many of us will identify that it should not be legal to promote Alcoholism or Rumology, nor cigarette smoking.
    more people die from alcohol-related causes than gun-related. CLICK HERE: https://www.quora.com/Given-that-more-people-die-from-alcohol-related-causes-than-gun-related-why-do-progressives-fight-to-ban-guns-but-not-alcohol

    GOVERNMENTS ARE HERE AS A COLLECTIVE TO IMPLEMENT BENEFICIAL MODERATION THAT THE MASSES HAVE HAVE DIFFICULTY IMPLEMENTING.

    • SolutionsFromMahaut
      January 7, 2016

      My Dominica ^, rumology and alcoholism are too VERY different things. in simple terms one is good and is both a science and art – the other is bad and destructive, sure.

      no one in the alcohol industry would ever even dare to promote alcoholism. in fact belfast, like many others encourages moderation. big whoop.

      rumology – is simply the study of the subject of rum. i think you will find most rumologist to be very mature/responsible with their consumption and very knowledgeable on the subject of rum. this would be something worth promoting to avoid the binge drinking that rumologists are not known to engage in….

      i think ur word choice was off. i don’t think ur intended comment is realistic either. also just keep in mind that banning alcohol (or even just its promotion) would be like shooting local tourism and manufacturing in the foot.

      • January 11, 2016

        A certain type of tourist would not come to the island if alcoholic beverages were banned.

        Three things should be taken into consideration.

        (1) These are tourists who come with more than alcohol on there minds. The activities they engage in are often activities many Dominicans do not want on the island. You would be excused if you didn’t want your young people hanging out with them.

        (2) There are potential tourists who do not appreciate the alcohol industry and if it was available would choose an alcohol free island because (a) they don’t drink themselves, and (b) they would simply feel safer.

        (3) The best brains in the tourist and hospitality industry would be challenged to be more creative and begin offering a richer variety of entertaining, cultural, and educational attractions
        for tourists.

        With the existing natural beauty and things to see there is no reason why the island could not be booming year around!

        Sincerely, Rev. Donald Hill. Evangelist. :-P

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