Nikos Arvanitis has been working as a bartender since 2006.Rum is his passion and his desire to understand it lead him to the Caribbean. Living in Barbados and using this island as his base, he has visited more than 30 islands of the tropical zone of the “West Indies” and over 45 distilleries and sugarcane fields, both active and inactive .His journey is still on, will soon be reflected on paper and he has named it “From the West Indies to the World”. Nikos Arvanitis through his travels and speeches, he’s trying to spread the traditional production process of the Rum and the culture of the people of tropic zone.
#for_the_people is the name of his new project, included photos, thoughts and memories from the communities and the small villages all over the world who he was/is living for his rum research (Caribbean sea, Asia , Africa ) .He is member of Pure Single Rum association.Judge in jury panel and instructor in rum presentation, in European Rum Festivals (Berlin, Paris, Poland, Greece etc.) and bar shows.Rum instructor in Bar Academy Hellas active and bartender in Paris.