Rum Journal: A Rum Reading Room at the Four Seasons Nevis

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 25, 2015

The sound of the shaker.

It’s something you don’t hear that often today, lost amid the noise and the bustle of most bars.

But at the end of the night in the Caribbean, when the heat lessens, there are still those sought-after quiet corners where you can feel the late-evening breeze and hear the crush of a cocktail shaken.

Here at the Library Bar at the Four Seasons Resort Nevis is a true cocktail bar: dim lighting; hushed conversations; soft music and that welcome sound of a drink being concocted.


While the hotel is known for its 101 Rums Bar over by the sea at the Mango restaurant, the Library Bar, tucked away from the lobby has its own robust list of rums, set in a leather-bound cocktail menu that feels like the curated portfolio of a private home rum collection.

Once you open the tome of rum, you’ll see a brief history of the spirit in the West Indies and then pages of cane-fueled drinks.

As you leaf through the pages, the rum (and rhum) heavyweights emerge: J Bally, Barbancourt, Zacapa, Plantation, Barbancourt, El Dorado, Pyrat, the like.


They’re joined by some superb cocktails, dubbed “Rum Tails,” from the Mango-Jito to a classic Ti’ Punch to one of master mixologist Kendie Williams’ Angostura-Ginger cocktails.

They’re usually prepared by expert barman Morris Gumbs, the wise nighttime steward of the Library Bar.

But whatever you choose, you’ll leave very well read.

— CJ

Popular Posts jamaica new hotel montego bay

Looking for a Budget-Friendly Montego Bay Vacation? There's a New Hotel for That  

It’s home to one of the most famous streets in the Caribbean, named after one of Jamaica’s global music icons: Jimmy Cliff Boulevard.  While the heavily-trafficked street has seen its share of ups and downs in recent decades, that’s been […]

At These 13 Resorts, You Can Take the Perfect Adventure-Filled Vacation in Belize

belize blancaneaux

Belize, a Caribbean travel destination full of natural wonders that also happens to have some of the coolest adventure resorts on the planet, from top-flight jungle hotels to luxurious river lodges and just about everything in between, whether you’re seeking […]

Why Ambergris Caye, Belize is the Caribbean Capital of Overwater Bars

belize san pedro ambergris caye

You can hear the ballad from Palapa halfway across Ambergris Caye; for a moment you swear the voice belongs to Dolly Parton herself.  Palapa is the town’s most prominent stage, hosting a revolving door of talented artists for intimate concerts […]

Related Posts antigua photo caribbean shirley heights

Caribbean Photo of the Week: A Perfect View from Shirley Heights, Antigua

The latest Caribbean Photo comes from Caribbean Journal reader Rhett Arens, who sent in this lovely shot from one of the most popular places in Antigua: Shirley Heights. Have you taken a great photo in the Caribbean? Send it to […]

Carnival is Making Its New Grand Bahama Cruise Port Bigger 

carnival cruise line

In what is expected to be a massive boost for Grand Bahama, Carnival Cruise Line is in the process of building a brand-new cruise destination on the island called Celebrtaion Key, which is slated to open in 2025. Now, Carnival […]

Island Routes Is Expanding to St Vincent and the Grenadines 

la soufriere volcano

Caribbean attraction company Island Routes is adding another destination in the Caribbean: St Vincent and the Grenadines.  The company’s expansion comes ahead of sister brand Sandals Resorts International’s imminent debut of the new Sandals St Vincent resort, slated for this […]


Sign up for Caribbean Journal's free newsletter for a daily dose of beaches, hotels, rum and the best Caribbean travel information on the net.

No. Thank You