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John Moore Bar

Rum Journal: A Legendary Rum Shop in Barbados

 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

Rum Journal: A Pair of Special New Rums from Barbados

 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

Rum Journal: The 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, …

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Rummelier

 Zemi Beach’s rum master By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s no liquor more synonymous with the Caribbean than rum, so to visit without tasting the tropical tipple would be impolite. And while we absolutely encourage enthusiastic quaffing of plastic cups …

Clifton Estate Rum

 From the moment you set your eyes on it, it’s hard not to like Clifton Estate Rum. The first full-fledged rum produced in Nevis in the modern era (and the brainchild of rum expert Mark Theron) has a clever, playful …

Rum Cave

 It’s tucked away in a small corner of Marigot Bay, at the foot of the hillside Capella Marigot Bay. And inside is a must-stop for rum pilgrims (and boaters) on the island of St Lucia. This is the Rum Cave, one …

O Corail

 GRAND CUL DE SAC — It’s early. Not morning, but not quite lunchtime. On a hot summer day in the French Caribbean, that means only one thing: a Ti’ Punch. The world’s greatest (and simplest) cocktail: Rhum agricole blanc, a …

 More and more people are appreciating the wonder of rum. And in America, more and more people are making rum. Yes, there is something of a rum boom in the United States, hearkening back to the colonial period when the …

Rhum Bologne Black Cane

 Let’s just say it: the white rums of the French Caribbean just taste better than their counterparts in the rest of the region. White rhums agricoles have the complexity, flavor, character and smoothness you simply won’t find in the vast majority …

Best Rum Bar St Martin

 There are bars and there are beach bars and then there are rum bars. In the Caribbean, the last one means something quite different. As we’ve written in these pages before, a rum bar means a place where rum is …

zemi beach house, rhum room

 By Alexander Britell Increasingly, Caribbean hotels have begun acknowledging both the demand and appreciation for fine rum. That’s often manifested itself in the form of “rum bars,” or bars that offer rums from around the region, not just one particular island. But …

 Marie-Galante. It’s one of those far-flung, exotic islands that few tourists have reached, outside of those from mainland France, of course. And as we’ve noted before, this pancake-shaped island in the Guadeloupe archipelago has a special claim to fame: there …

 It’s a quiet hillside residential neighborhood over looking Pinel Island. It’s not the place you’d ever expect to see a colorful, Creole-style rum shack. But that’s what makes Ma Doudou such a pleasant surprise — because this secret rum shack …

 The rum world is changing. The sector is growing fast, and more and more new players are entering the market. That’s great for the spirit, as more people begin to see rum for what it is — the world’s most …

 The beautiful thing about rhum agricole is that terroir matters. Martinique doesn’t use imported ingredients to make its rum, like far too many of its Caribbean neighbors. That means that every year the same label of rum can taste different, …

 Saba is a small island, and it is not a haven for rum. But if you come to this wonderful little island, an island that reminds of a Caribbean that no longer exists, you can still find great rum, if …

 Zacapa. It’s the titan of the premium rum sector, often the only quality aged rum non rum-drinkers have heard of, in large part due to its massive distribution network through Diageo. Famous for its aging “above the clouds” in Guatemala, …

 It’s something that could only happen in Martinique, it seems — the Caribbean has a new cutting-edge contemporary art museum — and it’s at a rum distillery. This is the new Fondation Clement, a 25,400-square-foot contemporary art museum set at the legendary …