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Woodbury native Phil Thompson submitted a video of him making a "Tommy Sunrise" for his submission into Tommy Bahama's first-ever "rumologist" competition.

A rum-runner in the making?

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Woodbury native Phil Thompson is best known for being a pianist and composer, but he is hoping to add another title to his repertoire -- "rumologist."


Thompson is one of 10 finalists in Tommy Bahama rum's search for its first-ever "rumologist."

The winning rumologist would be the product's spokesperson for a year. The winner will travel the globe talking about rum, making cocktails and pairing it with different meal selections at restaurant locations.

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Amber Kispert-Smith
Amber Kispert-Smith has been the schools and Afton reporter at the Woodbury Bulletin since 2008. She holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked as a reporter for Press Publications in White Bear Lake.
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