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The Biggest Rum Festival in the Dutch Caribbean


The biggest rum festival in the Dutch Caribbean is set to begin with the second edition of Bonaire Rum Week. The weeklong celebration of premium rum is an action-packed slate of oceanfront events across the island, from rum tastings to […]


The Best Rum Bar (And Best Pizza) in St John 

best pizza in st john

They call it the Rum With a View. It’s a mix of Lovango sorrel rum, elderflowers, passion fruit agave, lemon and egg white.  It’s the kind of colorful, creative, funky cocktail that exemplifies what we all love about St John.  […]


Jamaica’s Red Stripe Is Launching a Rum Punch 

red stripe rum punch

The iconic Red Stripe brand is getting into the rum punch business.  In a nod to the growing popularity of ready-to-drink cocktails, Red Stripe is launching its first-ever rum-based drinks: Red Stripe Rum Punch and Red Stripe Rum Mojito.  The […]


Rum Journal: From the Dominican Republic, a Rum for Jose Marti

dominican republic rum jose marti

If you’re a fan of rum from the Dominican Republic, you know Oliver & Oliver.  The family-owned boutique rummaker produces a diverse range of Dominican brands: you might be familiar with rums like Opthimus or Rum Punta Cana — these are […]

Jamaica’s Top Luxury Resort Has a New Limited-Edition Rum

jamaica half moon

There’s a mural over the bar here by artist Michael Lester. It’s called Junkanoo, and it’s a vibrant, loud, pulsing depiction of Jamaica’s timeless, percussive dance. The bar itself, named for Lester, is a celebration of the Caribbean rum tradition, […]

This Is The Best Rum Punch in the Caribbean 

best rum punch in the caribbean

It comes in an unassuming plastic cup, small or large, depending on your appetite for risk.  If you’re lucky, it will be delivered by the man himself: Sunshine, the proprietor of the Nevisian beach bar that bears his name.  He […]


St Barth’s Ultimate Rum Event Is Back Again for 2023 

the opening party

The world’s greatest rums. The Caribbean’s most glamorous island.  The premier celebration of fine Caribbean rum is back again in 2023, with the sixth annual Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth.  The festival has revealed its dates for 2023, running Oct. […]

In St Kitts, The Joy of Rum

st kitts rummelier

Your next Caribbean vacation could involve an immersive academic course: history classes, tours and cultural education.  Of course, it may not be the kind of education you’re thinking: it’s all about rum. The newest initiative from St Kitts Tourism is […]

Rum Journal: A Caribbean Rum With a Legacy 

papas pilar legacy

It’s hard to believe it’s been nearly a decade since Papa’s Pilar first arrived on the scene.  It came with a wonderful story: a sense of adventure, the Hemingway legend, a smart and fun bottle design modeled on a World […]


Top Caribbean Rum Festival Returning to Bonaire in 2023 

bonaire caribbean festival rum

If you’ve been to a rum festival, you’re familiar with the routine.  A large indoor conference hall, crowded booths, typically thousands of miles from the Caribbean.  But if you love rum, there is another option: Bonaire Rum Week.  The Caribbean’s […]

St Barth Festival Crowns Best Rums in the Caribbean 

the opening party

It began with a rooftop, oceanfront tasting of ultra-rare Martinique rum at St Barth’s magnificent Le Barthelemy Hotel and Spa.  It concluded with a rum festival right at the water’s edge in Gustavia, bookended by superyachts.  And in between, the […]

Rum Journal: A New Brugal from the Dominican Republic 

dominican republic brugal leyenda

While you may not realize it, the Dominican Republic’s Ron Brugal the most popular rum brand within the Caribbean — that is, as a measure of consumption in the region.  That’s not exactly a surprise, given that it’s the number […]


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