Smuggler’s Cove Rum as Elite as the Staff

Photo: Courtesy Smuggler’s Cove

With Smuggler’s Cove exactly one week out, Martin Cate shared a couple tidbits with us about what we can expect from his 200-strong rum menu: “It includes the exceptionally rare Appleton Estate 30 year old, of which there are only 1,400 bottles in the world. I’m actually still pricing it, but it’ll probably be about $50-something a shot, maybe $60. It retails at about $400 a bottle. If you can find one around. I think there are only twelve bottles allocated to Bay Area distributors.” That particular selection probably won’t be in one of the 80 cocktails on the list, which the newly finalized staff is currently perfecting. For a list of who’s going to be working the bar, courtesy of Alcademics, read on.

•Christine D’Abrosca-England (ex-Malo, Seven Grand in LA)

• Matty Eggleston (ex Varnish in LA)

• Reza Esmaili (Conduit)

• Melissa Garcia (ex-Trader Vic’s)

• Jacqueline Patterson (Heaven’s Dog)

• Alex Smith (soon-to-be-ex Ramblas & Thirsty Bear) manager

• Dominic Venegas (83 Proof, John Walker & Sons, Appleton Rum ambassador)

The Smuggler’s Cove Rumshakers [Alcademics]

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Smuggler’s Cove Rum as Elite as the Staff