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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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The Best Rum Destinations

April 15, 2014 | 8:24 am | 0 Comment

The Best Rum Destinations

Rum tourism. It's a growing area and one of our favourite kinds of tourism. It is, in short, travel based on a desire to experience rum and rummaking. Just as some travelers choose destinations for art, so, too do rum tourists look for destinations for rum. So what makes a place a destination for rum? A number of factors — from the quantity and quality of distilleries, more...

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Rum Journal: Guadeloupe’s Karukera Rhum Vieux Agricole

April 7, 2014 | 4:18 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: Guadeloupe’s Karukera Rhum Vieux Agricole

FOR THOSE unfamiliar with the beauty of the rhums agricoles of the French Caribbean, the initiated typically describe them as "reminiscent of a fine cognac." From a quality standpoint, that's undoubtedly true; but as for the taste, well, it's usually a different story — and it's a description that often sells these wonderful spirits a bit short. Texturally, yes, more...

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Rum Journal: How to Make a Mai Tai, Martinique Style

March 30, 2014 | 8:01 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: How to Make a Mai Tai, Martinique Style

Above: barrels at the Clement distillery in Martinique (CJ Photo) IT'S ONE of the most famous rum cocktails in history: the Mai Tai. It's a classic, forever a favourite for lovers of tiki culture, born, by most accounts, at the famous Trader Vic's in California. And while there are many ways to make it, there's always a constant: the use of multiple more...

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Rum Journal: Tasting Guadeloupe’s Montebello Rhum Blanc

March 16, 2014 | 6:38 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: Tasting Guadeloupe’s Montebello Rhum Blanc

IF YOU love the rhums agricoles of the French Caribbean, you know that the famous Ti' Punch isn't just a cocktail – it's a religion. That's certainly the case in the archipelago of Guadeloupe, one of the rum-production centres of the region, where you'll find a different preferred Ti' Punch in almost every commune. But there's only one ingredient that ever more...

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Rum Journal: How to Make a Rum Runner, Barbados Style

March 9, 2014 | 4:38 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: How to Make a Rum Runner, Barbados Style

IT'S ONE of the most famous drinks (and, at one time, professions) in the Caribbean: the Rum Runner. But how do you make one? Recipes tend to vary slightly across the Caribbean (with one notable constant, naturally), but we thought we'd offer up a particular recipe from Barbados. The difference here? The rum. This recipe for the Rum Runner comes from Barbados' more...

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Rum Journal: A Secret Jamaican Rum

March 8, 2014 | 5:00 am | 0 Comment

Rum Journal: A Secret Jamaican Rum

Above: Smatt's white and gold rums APPLETON. J Wray and Nephew. Myers's. These are the undisputed heavyweight champions of Jamaican rum. For a fine sipping rum, it's Appleton (we like the 12 year). For a powerhouse white rum, it's J Wray & Newphew overproof (or Rum Fire). Of course, there's also the stratospheric Edwin Charley, also made by Appleton in severely more...

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