Ron de Jeremy Rum Tasting at Assembly Bar

Legendary porn star Ron Jeremy captivated his audience as he led a tasting session of Ron de Jeremy Rum hosted by the Sydney Rum Club at Assembly Bar. Ron was a recent guest of Sexpo in Sydney and will officially be launching his “Adult Rum” later in the week.

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Ron Jeremy at Assembly Bar

“I come from a wide world of spurts”. That could have been his opening line.

Entertaining, charming and totally unpretentious, the adult film star took to the stage and played the harmonica to the tune of “When the saints go marching in”. What followed was a mix of entertainment and humour in which he encouraged interaction from the audience.

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Ron Jeremy playing the harmonica

Addressing the most common of questions first, how the idea for Ron de Jeremy Rum was born, he explained that “ron” is rum in Spanish, a drink that was always his favourite. He was approached by One Eyed Spirits who wanted to find a “Ron” who was rather well known to put on a bottle. Ronald Reagan was dead, Ronald McDonalds was already on hamburgers, and Ron Jeremy had a successful track record with products.

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The rings

“The internet putting the sex industry out of business,” he explained. The man nicknamed as “the hedgehog” started his porn career at the age of 25 after working as high school teacher for mentally handicapped children.

When asked by Gourmantic what of the future holds for Ron Jeremy, he spoke of upcoming showtime television, mainstream shows and a movie in which he plays a transvestite vampire.

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Ron de Jeremy Reserva Rum

Ron de Jeremy Rum is a Panamanian rum handcrafted by 75 year old Cuban Master Distiller Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez who has been making the spirit all his life. Aged for 7 years, the rum exhibits a good balance of oak and spice, and has a long lingering finish.

“The rum has been getting amazing reviews,” he said. “Once its gets beyond the jokes.”

At Assembly Bar, guests enjoyed a Rum Old-fashioned on arrival, a tasting of Ron de Jeremy Reserva neat, followed by the Ronicane cocktail.

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Ronicane Cocktail

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David Rofe (Challenger Beverages), Ron Jeremy, Tom Bulmer (Sydney Rum Club)

After the official tasting, Ron Jeremy graciously put his signature mark on bottles of rum, publicity posters and on women’s breasts.

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Waiting for autographs

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Signature RJ on the breasts

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The Sydney Rum Club holds monthly tastings. Ron de Jeremy Rum’s official launch took place on Thursday 22 March 2012.

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Sydney Rum Club

Assembly Bar
488 Kent Street
Sydney 2000

About the author

Corinne Mossati

Corinne Mossati is a drinks writer, author of GROW YOUR OWN COCKTAIL GARDEN, SHRUBS & BOTANICAL SODAS and founder/editor of Gourmantic, Cocktails & Bars and The Gourmantic Garden. She has been writing extensively about spirits, cocktails, bars and cocktail gardening in more recent years. She is a spirits and cocktail competition judge, Icons of Whisky Australia nominee, contributor to Diageo Bar Academy, cocktail developer and is named in Australian Bartender Magazine's Top 100 Most Influential List. Her cocktail garden was featured on ABC TV’s Gardening Australia and has won several awards. She is a contributor to Real World Gardener radio program and is featured in several publications including Pip Magazine, Organic Gardener, Australian Bartender and Breathe (UK). Read the full bio here.