Rene started in the wine industry but later moved on to get a Bachelor degree in spirits: Liquorist. With more than a decade experience in the judging competitions he is well travelled and educated in several spirits, although his roots will always be Rum. In the Rum industry Rene engages in consultancy and education. His huge network is still growing and covers all continents.
Rene started to work as an importer of fine spirits in the Netherlands in 2011 and he is also European Brand Ambassador for Prichard’s and Samaroli. He also writes about Rum and Whisky for several magazines and websites.