Distilleries

Rum Journal: Toasting a Major Caribbean Rum Birthday

 A Caribbean legend that began in 1765 is celebrated its 250th birthday this week with major festivities on the French island of Martinique. Rhum Saint James, the rum consumed by so many legends (including Ernest Hemingway), is one of the world’s great …

Rum Journal: A Barbados Rum Distillery You Need To Visit

 Above: tasting rums at Foursquare (all photos by CJ) BARBADOS — IT’S A place where the rum flows like water. On every block, at every street corner, there’s a rum shop or a rum bar or a place to find …

Rum Journal: The Rum of Early America

 THERE WAS a time when rum was as American as apple pie. Before there even was apple pie. In the colonial period, rum was one of the major industries of America, and the spirit’s popularity continued to soar for years, …

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 It’s the rum capital of the Caribbean — at least if you go by the number of distilleries. The French Caribbean island of Martinique has a whopping 11 distilleries, with even more rum brands, each producing the department’s signature rhum …

 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 …

 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 …

 Above: a bottle of Don Q By the Caribbean Journal staff Destileria Serralles, the producer famous for Puerto Rico’s Don Q rum, will be expanding its rum production in Puerto Rico, Governor Alejandro Garcia Padilla announced Tuesday. The Ponce-based distillery, …

 Above: Yeux Clairs, Wilfredo Lam, 1970 By Alexander Britell It’s not the first place you’d expect to see a Picasso exhibition — but the Habitation Clement rum distillery in Martinique is putting on a celebration of the work of Aime …

 It’s our favourite kind of tourism, and something we hope will continue to grow: rum tourism. The pride of the Caribbean, rum (and rhum) tells the story of the region, from the bad times to the good. And there’s no …