Helena Tiare Olsen is a rum connoisseur and tiki drink and cocktail enthusiast living in Stockholm, Sweden. She is known the world-over as the writer of Award-Winning Rum, Tiki and Cocktail blog "A Mountain of Crushed Ice."
Helena Tiare is well respected among her fellow RumXPs for for excellent photos of her cocktails and professional writing and reviews of great rums, (and other spirits) with a special focus on the legendary rums of the Demerara region of Guyana. Her life philosophy is "On a demerara rum journey one rum at a time."
She writes about and judge rums and cocktail competitions around the world, and also contributes with writing in bar magazines such as "Fine Drinking" (Baba au Rum, Athens) and the Rum Gazette.
Her blog won the award "Rum Blog of the Year" at the Golden Rum Barrel Awards at the UK Rumfest in London in 2013. She has also served as Brand Ambassador for Rational Spirits, a Charleson, South Carolina based Rum Producer.
She is a member of the RumXP (International Rum Expert Panel).
Says Judge Tiare Olsen of Sweden of the RumXP Blind Tasting Competition held annually at Miami Rum Renaissance Festival:
"Don't miss the annual RumXP Tasting Competition where some of the world's most experienced rum judges evaluate the best and finest rums available today! This is a seriously prestigious event awarding the finest rums in the world."