Carsten E. Vlierboom is CEO of a group of companies comprising of E&A Scheer in Amsterdam, a dedicated and specialist operation blending bulk rum and The Main Rum Company in Liverpool, a company specialized in rare and old rums in cask. This group is recognized as being a true specialist in supplying Rum in bulk from inventory with short lead times to a wide range of customers worldwide. From startups to the global mayors, small to large volumes, any origin, any price level, any quality. After his education at The Hotel School of The Hague, Netherlands and at INSEAD in Fontainebleau, Carsten has been working within the Rum industry for over 25 years. He is an experienced master Rum blender, blending Rums for many successful Rum brands and various other applications. He has many years of experience as a Rum Judge and chairman of the Rum panel at ISC, the International Spirits Challenge in London. Besides his Rum work he holds the position as active Honorary Consul for Jamaica in the Netherlands and he enjoys working with Jamaica, other Caribbean Islands and dealing with the diversity in cultures of Rum producing countries all over the world.