What is Rum Academy?



Rum Academy is a place to discover, taste and learn about the diverse and exciting world of sugar cane spirits. Take virtual tours of rum distilleries, read in depth details about specific bottlings, and sign up for in person symposiums with rum expert Suzanne Long.

Who is Suzanne Long?

A well known figure in the San Francisco Bay Area cocktail scene and the tiki world, Suzanne Long is one of the only female rum experts in the world. She founded Longitude, a world renowned tropical destination spot serving over 500 premium spirits. With her innovative spin on tropical mixology and expert knowledge of rum, Long frequently presents educational seminars, leads tastings and judges competitions at cocktail, rum and tiki festivals around the world. She has appeared at Tales of the Cocktail, the Beverage Academy at Bourbon and Branch in San Francisco, Hawai'i Cocktail Week, Ohana Luau at the Lake, Tiki Oasis, The German Rum Festival and Rhum Festival Paris, amongst others.

Suzanne and her original cocktails have been mentioned in the San Francisco Chronicle, the San Francisco Bay Guardian, Tiki Magazine, Honolulu Magazine, Oakland Magazine, Alameda Magazine, the East Bay Express, 7x7, Diablo Magazine, The Island, Imbibe Magazine, Eater, Tablehopper, Zagat, the Oakland Tribune, San Jose Mercury News and many more.



Rum Expert Suzanne Long. Photo by Paul McMillan.