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Rum Journal: Is This Martinique’s Most Creative Rhum Distillery?

October 18, 2014 | 7:01 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Habitation Saint-Etienne in Martinique (CJ Photo) Time after time, Habitation Sainte-Etienne, located in the lush Gros Morne area of Martinique, wows its home island and the rum world. The secret? The barrels. No, its rhums aren't aged longer. They're aged the same way as every other distillery in Martinique— until they aren't. HSE, led by more...

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Rum Journal: The Blue Hole

October 16, 2014 | 11:10 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor The Out Islands of the Bahamas are famous for their mysterious blue holes, underwater caves that draw adventurous divers from all over the world. And at Deep Water Cay, a private-island resort just off the east end of Grand Bahama, guests are drawn to another type of blue hole, equally as mesmerizing. Taking its inspiration more...

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Rum Journal: A Palomino Adventure From Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador

October 15, 2014 | 10:15 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor As temperatures start to drop and fall takes hold we can’t blame you for wanting to extend summer just a little bit longer. But while we can’t control the seasons we can offer you this recipe from Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador, a Waldorf Astoria resort, where they serve this coconutty cup of Caribbean on their private more...

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Rum Journal: In Barbados, a New Take on the Rum Punch Welcome

October 7, 2014 | 3:40 pm | 0 Comment

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It's become something of a staple of Caribbean hotels and resorts: the welcome rum punch. It's a nice way of reminding guests they're in the Caribbean and immediately impacting their stay. The Colony Club in Barbados, however, has a new spin on the custom, one that we rather like. This luxurious Barbados boutique hotel does offer a welcome rum punch, among other more...

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Rum Journal: Martinique’s La Mauny VO

October 6, 2014 | 9:33 pm | 0 Comment

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Martinique, home to more rum distilleries than any other island in the Caribbean. Depending on where you go, in each corner of the island, you'll find the "local" rhum, rhum agricole to be exact — the standard rum of the French Caribbean distilled from fresh-grown sugar cane juice, not molasses. Near the town of Riviere Pilote on the southern end of Martinique, more...

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Rum Journal: A Spectacular Spiced Rum

October 4, 2014 | 11:38 pm | 0 Comment

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Not too long ago, the world of spiced rum was largely dominated by one major player: Captain Morgan. The company's high-volume rum is one of the world's most popular spirits, but as far as spiced rum goes, it's not particularly notable. In recent years, spiced rum has become a growing sector, from Sailor Jerry to the Kraken to Bacardi Oakheart. Then, a small more...

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Rum Journal: This Is the Caribbean’s Best New Rum Bar

October 2, 2014 | 10:28 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: 101 Rums at the Four Seasons Nevis (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NEVIS — There's a certain energy one creates in tilting a snifter filled with aged rum. It can't be measured in joules, but it's undeniable. In a Caribbean full of bars, less full of proper rum bars (that is, bars that focus exclusively on rums from around the region), there's more...

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Rum Journal: A Rum Toddy From St Lucia’s Cap Maison

October 2, 2014 | 6:01 am | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Nothing warms up winter like a rum toddy. And at St. Lucia’s Cap Maison they really bring the heat by using their own signature rum blend, aged with St. Lucian vanilla pods in oak barrels. In this recipe Jasper Kok, the resort’s assistant food & beverage manager, adds mango, citrus, house-made cream of coconut and more...

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Rum Journal: Recipe for a Jamaican Watermelon Cooler

September 30, 2014 | 4:26 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor While we’ll never say no to a cramping-cold island brew, sometimes we’re in the mood for something more fruity, less filling. Enter Rockhouse’s rummy watermelon cocktail, the perfect accompaniment to afternoons spent swimming leisurely laps in the Negril, Jamaica boutique resort’s cliff’s-edge pool. Step aside, Red more...

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Rum Journal: Cap Juluca’s Island Mix

September 29, 2014 | 9:15 pm | 0 Comment

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By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor In Anguilla, the colors of Cap Juluca resort’s frozen cooler are inspired by those of the island itself: Yellow and orange for the sun; turquoise for the crystalline waters that surround it; and green for the heart of its people. The best place to enjoy it? Overlooking Maundays Bay in the resort’s waterfront restaurant, more...

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