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Martin Cate

Author, bar owner, concept creator, and educator, Martin Cate is one of the top rum and exotic cocktail experts in the world. Martin conducts educational seminars and officiates rum & cocktail competitions across the United States, Europe, and the Caribbean. Martin is the owner and creator of the world-famous San Francisco bar, Smuggler’s Cove, which is the home of the largest rum collection in the United States. Martin also co-owns Whitechapel in San Francisco, Hale Pele in Portland, False Idol in San Diego, and Lost Lake in Chicago. Martin and his wife Rebecca wrote the James Beard award-winning book, Smuggler’s Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki.