Martin Cate

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Martin Cate is a San Francisco-based rum and exotic cocktail expert and the creator of Smuggler's Cove San Francisco - a bar designed to celebrate the diversity and versatility of the world's most exciting spirit: Rum. The Sunday Times of London has named Smuggler’s Cove one of the 50 Greatest Bars on Earth.   In a global industry survey for Drinks International Magazine, Smuggler’s Cove has been named one of the Top 50 Bars in the World in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Eater.com has recently called Smuggler’s Cove one of the 38 Essential Bars in America.  Smuggler’s Cove was also named one of America’s Best Bars in 2013 by Esquire Magazine and in 2012 by Playboy Magazine, North American Cocktail Lounge of the Year at the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards, and one of the Top 100 Bars in America by Food & Wine Magazine for three years running.  Martin is a passionate rum collector and conducts educational seminars and officiates rum & cocktail competitions across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.  He has consulted with international rums such as Bacardi, Appleton as well as top brands like Disney, IDEO, Kimpton Hotels, Torani, and Beam Suntory.  He is currently at work on a book about Smuggler’s Cove, rum, and tiki to be published by Ten Speed Press in the fall of 2015.  More information about Smuggler's Cove can be found at www.smugglerscovesf.com

Martin Cate is a San Francisco-based rum and exotic cocktail expert and the creator of Smuggler's Cove San Francisco - a bar designed to celebrate the diversity and versatility of the world's most exciting spirit: Rum. The Sunday Times of London has named Smuggler’s Cove one of the 50 Greatest Bars on Earth.   In a global industry survey for Drinks International Magazine, Smuggler’s Cove has been named one of the Top 50 Bars in the World in 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014.  Eater.com has recently called Smuggler’s Cove one of the 38 Essential Bars in America.  Smuggler’s Cove was also named one of America’s Best Bars in 2013 by Esquire Magazine and in 2012 by Playboy Magazine, North American Cocktail Lounge of the Year at the 2011 Nightclub & Bar Awards, and one of the Top 100 Bars in America by Food & Wine Magazine for three years running.  Martin is a passionate rum collector and conducts educational seminars and officiates rum & cocktail competitions across the United States, Europe and the Caribbean.  He has consulted with international rums such as Bacardi, Appleton as well as top brands like Disney, IDEO, Kimpton Hotels, Torani, and Beam Suntory.  He is currently at work on a book about Smuggler’s Cove, rum, and tiki to be published by Ten Speed Press in the fall of 2015.  More information about Smuggler's Cove can be found at www.smugglerscovesf.com