The bar – which has been officially confirmed as stocking 372 rums ‒ has also launched a cocktail training school focusing on rum, offering week-long training programmes with head barman, Barry Lamine.
The new rum menu, which will be served until 16 December, features king prawns marinated in St Aubin spiced rum to start, followed by rack of lamb marinated in Brinley Gold Coffee rum and molasses, with Caribbean trifle with Barbancourt eight-year-old rum-soaked fruits for dessert.
The menu will also come with a rum-based cocktail named Record Breaker, to celebrate the bar’s Guinness World Record win.
The win, which officially listed Cottons as having 372 rum varieties commercially available, was confirmed on 27 October at 5pm.
The previous record for the number of rums commercially available was 151, which was achieved by The Smugglers Cove in Liverpool, as of 12 January 2015.
The original Cottons opened in Camden in 1982, followed by Cottons ‘Rhumshack’ at Boxpark Shoreditch in 2013. Cottons Notting Hill Gate opened in spring this year, aiming to offer a ‘more refined’ yet still-traditional service.