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Celebrate National Rum Day With The World's Oldest Rum From Barbados

This week on August 16th, our National Rum Day is celebrated far and wide on many horizons. The picturesque island of Barbados, in the Southern Caribbean near the Northern coast of Venezuela, proudly proclaims itself as the birthplace of this distilled alcoholic beverage, discovered in the 1600s by …

Rum

Smooth Sailing Rums

<i>by Advanced Sommelier Jenny Benzie</i><p>Salt air breezes, toes in the sand, and sunshine on your face are all synonymous with island living on Nantucket, …

Whiskey

Pusser's Rum Changes Up Blend

Pusser’s rum, famous for purchasing the rights to the Royal British Navy rum recipe and recreating its flavor profile, has signaled a change in the …

West Indies

The Unabridged Jamaica Rum Regulations

In an ongoing effort to disprove the good-intentioned but ultimately flawed “Rum has no rules” sentiment, a number of rum experts have repeatedly and …

Whiskey

Kill Devil Fiji (South Pacific Distillery) 2002 14 YO Rum – Review

Kill Devil is the rum brand of the whiskey blender Hunter Laing, who’ve been around since 1949 when Frederick Laing founded a whisky blending company …

Rum

Meet the woman who changed the face of Jamaican rum

I’m swilling the red liquid around my cup, stopping to watch the waves break. It’s not an obvious place to put a bar. Nor the easiest. But a mile out …

Rum

A journey to the jungle capital of cachaça – Brazil's national spirit

Hidden in a steep valley of dense Atlantic rain forest, Morretes (pronounced <i>‘mo-HET-ches’</i>) is a tropical paradise seldom seen by outsiders. This …

Brazil

Meet Cachaça, Brazil’s Most Popular Spirit

Distilled with surgarcane, cachaça comes in wide array of flavors perfect for sipping or mixing into many cocktails. Here are the bottles to look for.<p>…

Whiskey

Rum Journal: Martinique’s La Favorite Reserve du Chateau 2002

By Alexander Britell<p>There is a particular passion in the production of rhum agricole in Martinique.<p>There is a thought, a contemplation, a level of …

Latin America

Don Papa Rare Cask Rum – Review

Given my despite and disdain for the overhyped, oversold and over-sugared spiced-alcoholic waters that were the Phillipine Don Papa 7YO and 10YO, …

Whiskey

Rum Day 2018! A sip of the culture behind the spirit

Rum is, without a doubt, the most underappreciated spirit in history. Whenever one thinks of sophisticated, classical drinks, rum rarely makes it to …

Cambodia’s first rum distillery | South China Morning Post

Most of the world’s rum is produced in the Caribbean and Latin America but there’s a new player in the market with the Samai Distillery …

Latin America

Go Inside the Greenest Rum Distillery in the Caribbean

1 minute Read<p>Rum is ubiquitous in many booze lovin’, sugarcane growin’ regions of the world. From the Philippines to the West Indies, sugarcane juice …

Dominican Republic

Jamaica's Historic Long Pond Loses Critical Infrastructure to Fire - Reconstruction Planned

<b>As first reported by the Jamaica Observer, Jamaica’s Long Pond rum distillery was severely hobbled by a fire on July 16, 2018. The historic</b> …

Whiskey

Appleton Estate “Joy” Anniversary Blend 25 Year Old – Review

You will rarely find two rums of the same age from the same island more unalike than the Samaroli 1992 25 YO and the Appleton “Joy” Anniversary …

Rum

Cask Finished Rums: Great Idea or Gimmick?

There are many directions a brand can take when looking to make something unique. Add "cask finishing" to that list.The post Cask Finished Rums: …

Whiskey

The Best Rum Under $50

<i>(illustration: Elizabeth Reyes)</i><p>You know who knows best which bottles to buy? The people who pour and sell drinks—that’s who. We asked dozens of top …

New York City

The El Dorado 15 YO “Wine Finished” Series – Summing Up

<i>Photo pilfered with permission (c) Simon Johnson, RumShopBoy.com</i><p>Over the years, there has developed a sort of clear understanding of what the El …

Fish

ENGLISH HARBOUR PORT CASK

ENGLISH HARBOUR PORT CASK FINISH STYLE: RumABV: 46%DISTILLER: Antigua Distillery Ltd, St. John’s, AntiguaAGE: 5 Year (Finished three to six months in …

‘Grass-to-Glass’ Rums: What You Need to Know

Agricole rums offer complex, delightfully funky flavors all their own—with or without a mixer<p>PERHAPS YOU’VE HEARD the term “grass to glass” bandied about at the cocktail bar. It has nothing to do with marijuana legalization but is, rather, a new phrase applied to an old concept: agricole rum.<p>Most …

West Indies

El Dorado 21-Year-Old Special Reserve Rum: Searching Out Guyana’s Rich, Liquid Gold

At the highly respected Chicago Beverage Tasting Institute, the El Dorado 21-Year-Old caught the world's attention when it was awarded 98/100, the …

Whiskey

Why British Royal Navy Sailors Preferred Their Booze on Fire

The alcoholic “proof” system dates back to this centuries-old practice.<p>Nowadays, a flaming alcoholic beverage is either the handiwork of a skilled …

Royal Navy

The Barbados rum distillery dancing its way to the top

On July 31 boaties and rum lovers around the UK raised a glass to mark Black Tot day, the moment when, 48 years ago, the Royal Navy finally brought …

Royal Navy

ISLE OF WIGHT DISTILLERY TO LAUNCH NAVY STRENGTH RUM ON 'BLACK TOT DAY' - Island Echo - 24hr news, 7 days a week across the Isle of Wight

<b>The Isle of Wight Distillery, in partnership with The National Museum of the Royal Navy, has created a true blend of Navy Strength Rum</b>.<p>Launching …

Royal Navy

Clairin – Haiti's organic ancestral rum – is coming to America

Organic spirits are having a moment. Craft distillers from Maine to California are producing rum, gin, vodka and whiskey from fertilizer- and …

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<b>Sales of rum are soaring and 2018 is being hailed as the year for the sugar cane spirit. Why do you think that it is capturing the imagination of</b> …

Whiskey

Rum Journal: A Rum Haven in Grenada

By Alexander Britell<p>“Old Grog is a gentleman’s rum,” Alison tells me, pouring more of the amber spirit.<p>It’s easy to like a rum with a name like Old …

Caribbean

A Major New Rum Distillery Is Coming to Grenada

By the Caribbean Journal staff<p>Long one of the Caribbean’s top rum-producing countries, the island of Grenada is about to get a major new …

Sugar Cane

How to Explore Haiti—and Get Your Hands on Its Magical Rum

Haiti’s rich Afro-Caribbean culture, French architecture, and natural beauty make for an unforgettable trip. Here's where to stay, swim and …

Dark rum sees the light - Drinks International - The global choice for drinks buyers

<b>______________________________________</b><p><b>ALTHOUGH MANY PR</b> companies are dubbing 2018 ‘the year of rum’, it’s a woolly statement. But there is evidence …

Rum