Rum Journal

The Caribbean’s Greatest Rum Shop

 Is it a mirage? Are my eyes playing tricks on me after a long journey in Martinique? There is rum as far as the eye can see, bottles from just about every island in the Caribbean. I have reached Mecca, …

Rum Journal: In Martinique, A New Rum Is Born

 “I always dreamed of making rums,” Yves Assier de Pompignan tells me, walking through the waving stalks of a sugarcane field. But in Martinique, an island where there are more rum distilleries in one place than anywhere else on earth, …

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How to Take a Rum and Food Tour in St. Maarten

 It’s a new way to experience the local flavors of St. Maarten: a rum and food tour. The tour is the brainchild of St. Maarten Culinary Tours, and offers a mix of gourmet food from five-star restaurants to local roadside …

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Rumology

 The Jamaica Inn hotel in Ocho Rios is offering a rather innovative new course for guests: rumology. The complimentary weekly classes outline the rich history of rum in Jamaica, and give guests the chance to sample some of the most …

 It’s famous, this place, for its conch, and rightly so: Da Conch Shack draws pilgrims from across the world to taste its freshly-grabbed conch from the waters off Providenciales. (We like the cracked conch best). But there’s another reason to …

Best Rums

 It’s hard to believe we’re celebrating five years of the landmark Rum Awards, Rum Journal’s annual celebration of the best in rum around the Caribbean and the world. A lot has changed in the rum world since then, with awareness …

 How to stay cool in the tropics By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While most parts of North America are currently feeling the chill of record low temperatures, the ice that guests of Nevis’ Nisbet Plantation Beach Club are seeing is …

Beach Rum Bar

 We’ve long extolled the virtues of the rum bar in these pages: that is, bars that go beyond trivial cocktail rum and offer a serious, diverse offering of rums on the menu. But none of these bars has ever been …

 It’s the only of its kind in the world: a top-level art gallery on a rum plantation. But Fondation Clement is much more than that — it is spectacularly designed art space that’s quickly become one of the must-visit places on the …

 One of Martinique’s storied rum brands, Dillon’s home is in the outskirts of Fort-de-France, and the brand has long produced some of the island’s tastiest expressions although it remains lesser known abroad than some of its competitors. Rum Journal was …

 LE CARBET — Among the waving canes on a boutique rum distillery in the north of Martinique, something very special is happening. Legendary rum house Neisson, located in the town of Le Carbet, has produced the first of its kind …

 One of the wonderful things about Martinique’s famous rhums agricoles is their sheer diversity. While molasses-based rum brands may release a new expression in years-long intervals, Martinique’s rum producers are always thinking of new ideas. It doesn’t hurt that agricole …

L&L Rumshop

 The tiny island of Nevis now has a serious new rum shop: L&L Rumshop, the brainchild of Caribbean rum expert Mark Theron. The new shop in Charlestown, which also carries a wide range of duty-free liquor and tobacco, has an …

 It’s the late evening in Grand Cayman, and the rum is flowing. We’re at a sold-out tasting of Plantation rums, enjoying a seminar on the art of fine rum-making. That’s because, while it goes without saying that the West Indies Wine …

 Martinique. Barbados. Guadeloupe. Puerto Rico. These are some of the titans of Caribbean rum production, hubs for the Noble Spirit, full-fledged destinations for rum. But there is another island in the Eastern Caribbean with a venerable rum history that remains …

John Moore Bar

 In a rum shop, water comes in a whisky bottle. At least it does at the John Moore Bar, one of the venerable rum shops in Barbados and a legendary spot on the island. The rum shop, you see, is …

Mount Gay

 BRIDGETOWN — Barbados’ Mount Gay is among the Caribbean’s venerable rum brands (and the world’s oldest), so when the company launches a rare new expression it’s a special event. That’s the case with the new limited edition Origin Series: Volume …

Best Bar in Grand Cayman

 Executed right, there is nothing quite like a hotel bar. While other bars prize crowds, bustle and numbers, a great hotel bar is about the art of refined hospitality, of making you feel pampered. It is a place to retreat, …