We just returned from Tales of the Cocktail, which was another great year of celebrating good drinking in the Big Easy. There were lots of interesting seminars and tastings, and the Spirited Dinner we attended at Palace Cafe was a definite highlight (see the menu in the post below). But for all of you rum geeks out there, we thought we'd make special mention of the results of one of the more notable tastings from the event, the Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition. Organized by rum guru Edward Hamilton and held at Arnaud's, this is a marathon tasting of rums from around the world. Check out the results here. Any surprises?