Rum

Rum Journal: The Rum Awards 2015

 There’s something different about sipping a glass of fine rum. Sure, there are great spirits from around the world. But when you drink a glass of rum, you’re tasting something else — history, culture, love, torment, romance. You are tasting …

Rum Journal: A Very Good New Rum From Grenada

 The minute you leave the airport in Grenada, you notice something. There’s an aroma. The air there is different. It’s because of the spice. Grenada is one of the world’s leading producer of Nutmeg, and it hasn’t just led to …

Rum Journal: The Best Rum Bar in the British Virgin Islands

 A great little rum bar on Cooper Island It’s a trend we like. More and more hotels are starting to celebrate the glory of rum by creating bars tailored around the spirit. That means rums not just from local distilleries …

LATEST NEWS

 A big new rum portal By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new rum shop in the Caribbean — and it’s inside an airport. The duty free area at Barbados’ Grantley International Airport has opened a new “Caribbean Rum …

 We’ll be frank. When it comes to rums from Cruzan, we’re partial to Cruzan Single Barrel. It’s a delicate, robust rum that’s always among the region’s best. But Cruzan has long carved a sizable niche with its flavored rums, the …

 Don Pancho. It’s more than a name. It is legend. Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez has had one of the rum industry’s storied careers, one that has taken him from Cuba, where he served as a Maestro Ronero for a decade, …

 It’s the world’s largest rum market: no, not the Caribbean. Actually, it’s India, where more rum is consumed each year than anywhere else in the world. Now, a company called Amrut is bringing the Indian rum sensibility to the Caribbean, …

 IT’S LAST CALL at a far-off Bahamian bar. You ask again for the rum you’ve been drinking, but the bottle’s empty. The bartender reaches under the counter, pulling out a bottle, unmarked, unnamed. You’re the first to drink it tonight, …

 IF THINGS had gone another way, it never would have made its way into the glass. Indeed — this rum would have already been consumed by someone else. But fate had something else in store. It was in 2007 when …

 WE’RE BIG fans of the venerable House of Angostura here at Rum Journal. While much of the world knows Angostura first for its bitters we know better: their rum is outstanding, led by our typical favourite, the sensational 1919 (although …

 THE NAME was immediately intriguing. “Old Gold.” How can you turn down a taste of that? Old Gold Special Reserve Rum comes from Cockspur, which calls the venerable Barbados’ West Indies Rum Distillery home. Cockspur is one of the most …

 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 …

 ABOUT A year ago, Rum Journal took on a challenge. We were planning a wide tasting to determine the best white rums in the world. We put together a group of white rums from many of the world’s top producers. …

 FAR SOUTH of the Caribbean, past Martinique, past Barbados, miles away from the cane fields of the West Indies, there is another kind of cane spirit. It’s called cachaca, a sugar cane distillate that, like the French Caribbean’s rhum agricole, …

 THE BARMAN reaches down for the bottle, appearing to look over his shoulder. This rum is only available for those who ask, he says. Why? “They call it plane fuel.” And when you taste it, you’ll soon think that the …

 By Robert BurrRum Journal Special Contributor You like rum. You like the way it tastes. Perhaps you enjoy a variety of different styles of rum. Rums from many islands, territories, categories. Me too. So, what better job might we aspire …

 THIS EDITION of Rum Journal travels to the western border of the Caribbean basin, and a rather interesting rum from Costa Rica. This column has featured a number of high-quality rums from Central America – from Guatemala’s Zacapa to Nicaragua’s …

 Although Bacardi is perhaps Puerto Rico’s more famous rum export, it’s Don Q that is the more popular at home, in terms of sales. And like Bacardi, the company has a long, storied history. Cataluña’s Don Juan Serrallés began the …