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Why You Need to Visit America’s Best Rum Festival

 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 …

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, …

The Caribbean’s First Organic Rum

 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 …

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 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 …

 How to celebrate the big game By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Superbowl Sunday’s almost here, and St. Thomas’ Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is celebrating the 50th installment of the football competition with not one but two limited-edition cocktails. Both festive …

 Finding a stormy cocktail for a calm afternoon By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Hurricane season is finally behind us but at Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, they’re still serving up the only kind of stormy weather guests enjoy! Made …

 Sure, you’ve had rum punch. But why not have one with a little extra passion? We traveled to the W Vieques Retreat and Spa to find out how to make the property’s signature “Boricua” cocktail, a rum punch with a …

 Deep in the north of Martinique, in a rainforest, at the foot of a fearsome volcano, it is there. Rhum JM, a distillery that produces some of the best rum in all of the West Indies. There is a way …

 This is a rum we like. Papa’s Pilar, the rum named after Hemingway’s fishing boat and partly owned by the Hemingway family, has a likable story and a decidedly likable taste. The latter led us to name the brand’s dark …