Leonardo Pinto

The Rum Searcher - Italy
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Leonardo Pinto, “The Rum Searcher”, entered the spirits industry as a consultant in the late 90’s. In 2004 he opened his blog, Isla de Rum that in few years become a real benchmark for passionated people and professionals.

Nowadays Leonardo is recognized as one of the leading rum experts in Europe and works both in Italy and abroad as a consultant and trainer for the spirits industry. Leonardo is the founder and director of ShowRUM – Italian Rum Festival. In 2018 published his first book “Il Mondo del Rum”.


• Owner and founder @ Isla de Rum
• Founder and Director @ ShowRUM - Italian Rum Festival
• Author @ Il Mondo del Rum
• Spirits Consultant @ Independent