He can talk about rum for seven minutes without taking a breath.
World traveler, writer and publisher of the Rob's Rum Guide, Robert has been collecting and evaluating rums from many countries for decades.
Robert's extensive collection of fine rums is always growing and he enjoys the discovery of new and outstanding products.
Together with his wife and son, they host the annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, the largest gathering of rum experts in the world. They also host the Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise, an adventure for rum enthusiasts to visit distilleries and rum shops on many islands.
As a judge in many international rum competitions, Robert also organized a group of rum judges from around the globe as the RumXPs (International Rum Expert Panel). Their RumXP tasting competition has become the most respected competition in the world, featuring the largest group of renowned rum judges ever assembled.
Robert travels extensively to attend and participate in rum festivals in many countries, where he often serves as a VIP judge in rum tasting and cocktail competitions. He also makes frequent visits to rum distilleries to increase his knowledge of the processes of rum distillation, maturing and blending. He serves as a consultant to numerous rum bars, restaurants, venues and brands in the United States and beyond.
Robert writes a column known as the National Rum Examiner, offering insight and information about many rum products, brands and related topics to many thousands of readers on a regular basis.
Robert organizes special events featuring the best master blenders and distillers of rum in the world. His Legends of Rum gatherings bring these legendary masters of rum together for exclusive tasting events at top-tier spirits events around the world.