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Rum Journal: Cooper Island’s Remarkable Rum Bar

 It’s the end of the afternoon, sky and water both silver, and there’s just one thing on the menu: rum. You stroll up the dock, past a smattering of barrels and enter what must be paradise on earth. Here, on …

Norwegian Launching New Routes to Martinique

 Getting to one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating destinations is getting easier — and cheaper. Low-cost carrier Norwegian is launching two new routes to the French Caribbean island of Martinique, and they’ll be among the region’s lowest fares. Beginning Oct. …

Rum Journal: A New Look for Chairman’s Reserve

 St. Lucia Distillers is unveiling new packaging for its flagship export rum brand, Chairman’s Reserve. The new look is coordinated with the scheduled relaunch of the brand in the U.S. on July 1. A unique blend of aged rums from …

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 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL The sun burned and then the doors opened and the rum began to flow, in the way only rum can on a hot afternoon. In an old grey building on Simonton Street in this island corner of …

 The results are in from this year’s RumXP rum jury at the Miami Rum Festival, and the winners include some established names and some new faces. Barbados’ Mount Gay XO took home the top crown, winning best in class for …

 It’s that time of year again — for America’s best rum festival. The annual Miami Rum Fest and Trade Expo returns next week from April 22-23 at the Doubletree Miami Airport Hotel and Convention Center. The major event, now in its …

 “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, …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

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 …

 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 …

 It’s one of the Caribbean capitals of luxury: Graycliff, the home of fine dining, cigars, chocolate, and, well, every other gourmand’s delight. It’s also home to one of the region’s top rum collections, making it an important stop on any …

 It’s become one of the most important stops on the global rum circuit: the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. The festival is hosting its eighth edition this weekend from April 15 to 17 at the Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention …

 One of the Caribbean’s best distilleries has a new owner. The St Lucia Distillers group of companies has been acquired by Martinique-based Group Bernard Hayot, which owns two of Martinique’s top rum distilleries: Rhum Clement and Rhum JM. “The acquisition …

 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 …

 The only thing sweeter than a stay at the Zen Oasis, the new adults-only section of Club Med Punta Cana, is the cocktail served at the sanctuary’s poolside Hibiscus Bar. Made with coconut and white rum and a selection of …