Kristian “The Rum Viking” Eskelund

Rum blogger - Dinamarca
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Kristian has been a growing rum enthusiast for the past ten years.
With a background in bartending and being a passionate traveller, he has a keen perception of the quality and trademarks of rum along with its various origins.

Although he enjoys all styles of rum, his passion is mainly focused on high ester rums and he’s particularly interested in “funky bold experiments”.

Besides hosting tastings & master classes, Kristian started his own blog “The rum Viking” last year, with the intention of passing on some of his knowledge to the novice rum enthusiast. By breaking down the nose and taste and simplifying it for beginners, Kristian delivers his experience through captivating and rousing reviews, as he believes this style represents a gap in the rum blogger environment.
Kristian wants to simplify the complicated and open up the rum experience for beginners within the fascinating world of rum.


• Bartender @ Cocktail Company
• Founder/owner @ The Rum Viking
• 4 years of hosting Tastings @ self