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Rum Journal: Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaca From Brazil

July 25, 2014 | 1:58 pm | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: Novo Fogo Barrel-Aged Cachaca From Brazil

FAR SOUTH of the Caribbean, past Martinique, past Barbados, miles away from the cane fields of the West Indies, there is another kind of cane spirit. It's called cachaca, a sugar cane distillate that, like the French Caribbean's rhum agricole, is made from sugar cane juice, rather than molasses. Is it rum? It is and it isn't. The ingredients are effectively more...

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America’s 10 Best Rums – 2014

July 3, 2014 | 10:15 pm | 0 Comment

America’s 10 Best Rums – 2014

As America celebrates its independence, there's no better way to celebrate than with rum, one of the most important spirits in the country's history. So for the second straight year, we will mark the Fourth of July with Rum Journal's rankings of the 10 best rums made in America. (Note: we didn't include rums from Puerto Rico and the USVI, as we consider them in our annual more...

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Rum Journal: Making the Bacardi Pilgrimage in Puerto Rico

June 29, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: Making the Bacardi Pilgrimage in Puerto Rico

WE ALL have our favourite rums in the Caribbean. But however we feel about rums from this island or that island, we cannot ignore the impact of Bacardi on the world of rum. And that makes the company's Puerto Rico headquarters outside of San Juan a must-visit for any rum enthusiast. We made our recent pilgrimage with a helpful tip from the concierge at the San more...

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Rum Journal: The Recipe For a “Naked” Rum Punch

June 22, 2014 | 5:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: The Recipe For a “Naked” Rum Punch

No, no — it's not what you think! Our latest Rum Journal recipe comes from our friends at Naked Turtle Rum, a terrific white rum that is doing its part to help protect the critically endangered sea turtles of the Caribbean. Their recipe is called Naked Punch, and it' s an easy-to-make delight by Naked Turtle, which is produced on the US Virgin Island of St more...

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Rum Journal: Twin Cocktails From St Kitts

June 15, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: Twin Cocktails From St Kitts

WE OFTEN feature cocktail recipes from all around the region here in Rum Journal, but for this near-summer Sunday we thought we'd do one better. So the latest Rum Journal brings you a pair of cocktails from the twin-island federation of St Kitts and Nevis, both from the Bohemia Bar and Grille at the St Kitts Marriott. Here are the recipes: Caribbean more...

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Rum Journal: How to Make a Pyrat Mojito

June 8, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: How to Make a Pyrat Mojito

THE MOJITO is one of the Caribbean's signature cocktails, but that doesn't mean you can't put a new spin on it. Enter Pyrat Rum, the onetime Anguillian product that now hails from Guyana, a citrus-hinted rum that is perfect in a modern mojito. We've been lucky enough to get the recipe from the famous RED, The Steakhouse in Miami Beach, which has offered up its Pyrat more...

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The Most Interesting People in Rum

May 28, 2014 | 3:12 am | 0 Comment

The Most Interesting People in Rum

Who are the most interesting people in the rum industry? It's not an easy question to answer, of course. At Rum Journal, our chief mission is to raise the level of conversation about rum to the way people around the world treat fine wine or other spirits. And so to answer this question, we focused on one primary definition of interesting: that is, who are the people who more...

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7 Small Rum Distilleries to Visit in the Caribbean This Summer

May 9, 2014 | 12:41 am | 0 Comment

7 Small Rum Distilleries to Visit in the Caribbean This Summer

THESE ARE rums you may not have heard of. While the Caribbean is full of top-notch, large-scale rum distilleries like Bacardi, Appleton and Barbancourt, it's also home to some wonderful smaller ones with far smaller production. And the following are some of our favourites to visit in the region this summer, when the temperature rises and the need for rum only more...

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Rum Journal: How to Use Cucumber in a Rum Cocktail

May 2, 2014 | 8:39 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: How to Use Cucumber in a Rum Cocktail

THE LATEST edition Rum Journal continues our quest for rum and rum culture in all corners of the globe. That includes finding great cocktail recipes in every place that loves rum, and this one is particularly detectable. It comes to us from the Jupiter Beach Resort & Spa in Jupiter, Fla. and the property's signature Sinclair's Lounge. While you may be more...

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Rum Journal: Pusser’s, Don Q, El Dorado Among RumXP Winners

April 30, 2014 | 11:07 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: Pusser’s, Don Q, El Dorado Among RumXP Winners

Above: Lost Spirits rum By the Rum Journal staff It was another solid class at this year's Miami Rum Festival, which released the winners of its RumXP tasting competition on Wednesday. The competition featured three days of blind tasting trials across 17 categories of rums comprising 113 varieties. Leading the way were a number of Caribbean rums, along with more...

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