Hot Rum Cow is an independent magazine for people who are fascinated by great beers, wines & spirits – and the extraordinary stories behind them. We’ve named it after a warm cocktail made from rum, milk, brown sugar and nutmeg. Some people love it, others don’t get it – and that’s exactly the sort of magazine we publish.

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Altered in Amazonia

Alcohol plays a vital role in shamanic rituals across the world, as our man in Ecuador discovered during a heated encounter with the local firewater on entering the House of Visions

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It's a transatlantic beer war!

Beer wars!

Hot Rum Cow referees a transatlantic beer barney with the best in British and US beers going toe to toe

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