Hattiers Rum announce well-known drinks communicator, Tom Surgey, as Hattiers Rum Ambassador

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26 May 2023

B Corp certified Hattiers Rum is delighted to announce the appointment of well-known and respected drinks communicator, Tom Surgey, as a ‘Hattiers Rum Ambassador’.

Regarded as one of the industry’s most-engaging figures in the UK hospitality industry, drinks presenter and writer Tom, has a wealth of experience across all drinks categories as well as food and the hospitality trade itself.  Having carved out a unique space with his upbeat, high energy and authentically passionate style, Tom is known as a lover of great drinks and an ambassador for the industry and the people within it, promoting the benefits and a love for great food and drink.

In his new role as a Hattiers Rum Ambassador, Tom will work closely with the Hattiers team to promote the brand and its portfolio of premium rums, which includes Eminence Blended Aged White Rum, EgremontPremium Reserve Rum and Resolute Navy Strength Rum.

Commenting on the partnership, Tom says: 

“I am a genuine and authentic long-time fan of Hattiers. These are truly extraordinary rums. Philip and the team have created a highly-conscientious, modern brand that is leading today’s ‘rum revolution’ by every conceivable measure. It’s a total joy to be able to support as an ambassador – I look forward to raising a glass together soon!”

Philip Everett-Lyons, founder and CEO of Hattiers Rum, adds: 

“I am delighted that Tom has joined us as a Hattiers Ambassador. Tom’s exceptional palate, overflowing passion and encyclopedic knowledge of fine liquids, alongside his ability to convey this passion in a way that is charismatic and relatable, is truly inspiring.”

Philip continues: “Having worked with some of the world’s finest brands and top hospitality establishments, Tom is the ideal fit as a Hattiers’ Ambassador. He possesses the perfect combination of experience between our sustainable B Corp culture and prestige liquid to champion Hattiers and all that we do.”

About Tom Surgey

Tom works closely and regularly with many of the most established names in the industry, has a strong peer group and network within the trade and trade media and continues to be close with the successful challenger drinks consultancy Glass Half Full, of which he co-founded in 2020.

Alongside his work, Tom is the co-founder of the not-for-profit and charitable foundation Table Talk Sussex, which puts chefs in primary schools to teach food education. He was also a founding steering committee member for The Drinks Trust’s The Drinks Community, of which Hattiers’ founder Philip is a mentor himself.

The Hattiers Rum range is available at as well as Waitrose & Partners, Harvey Nichols, Master of Malt, Fortnum & Mason, The Whisky Exchange, Enotria & Coe and Drink Finder.

For further information about Hattiers Rum please visit or like and follow Hattiers Rum on Instagram: hattiers_rum and Facebook: HattiersRum.


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