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How to Take a Rum Vacation at the Four Seasons Nevis

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The Four Seasons Resort Nevis has always been rum-forward.  While hotel rum bars are a bit more common today, when the Four Seasons debuted its then-101 Rums Bar in 2014, it was one of the first of its kind.  And […]


The Ultimate Caribbean Rum Event Is Back in St Barth This November

The Caribbean Rum Awards St Barth, the region’s leading celebration of fine rum, is set for the first week of November.  This year’s fourth annual edition of the Caribbean Rum Awards will be held from Nov. 2-7, with an unmatched […]


Rum Journal: Black Tot, a Caribbean Rum Symphony

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For three centuries, the daily “tot” was a staple of British maritime life.  Sailors in the Royal Navy received a daily “tot” or ration of rum — a practice that lasted until July 31, 1970 — a day that lives […]


Rum Journal: Copalli, An Outstanding New Rum from Belize

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There are jaguars in the cane fields.  In the heart of a rainforest in southern Belize, one of the Caribbean’s newest rum companies is doing something very special.  It’s a sustainable rum, a sugarcane rum and — and most importantly, a […]

Rum Journal: A Powerful Rum From Puerto Rico

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There’s a pantheon of “overproof” rums across the Caribbean, a fiery group of sought-after expressions like Grenada’s Rivers Rum and St Vincent and the Grenadine’s aptly, wonderfully named Very Strong Rum.  In recent years, the overproof category has seen a […]

The 15 Best Caribbean Beach Bars for 2021

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The right beach, the right chair, the right drink. It may sound simple, but, like the greatest cocktails, you only need a few ingredients. In a time when travel has been significantly disrupted, this is the kind of experience we […]


The Caribbean’s Newest Floating Hotel Is in Martinique

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Le Carbet: that little corner of Martinique’s northwestern coast near Saint Pierre, a quaint fishing village that’s turned into one of the Caribbean’s coolest beach towns.  And the place that largely kicked off Le Carbet’s renaissance was Guy Ferdinand’s Le […]

Martinique, Puerto Rico Top Winners at 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth

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There’s a new epicenter in the world of Caribbean rum: the island of St Barth.  In a turbulent year around the world, the island played host to the ultimate rum experience of 2020: the Caribbean Rum Awards and St Barth […]

Why the Caribbean's Top Rum Makers Are Coming to St Barth

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A group of the most legendary rum makers in the Caribbean is heading to St Barth in November for the Caribbean’s ultimate rum experience.  This year’s Caribbean Rum Awards and St Barth Rum Festival will gather a who’s who of […]


The 2020 Caribbean Rum Awards Are Set for November in St Barth

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The Caribbean’s ultimate rum experience is returning this Nov. 10-15, 2020 in St Barth.  The 2020 edition of Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards and the St Barth Rum Festival, a week-long celebration of the Caribbean’s finest rum, will return to […]

Dave Mason, Forever Feelin’ Alright in St Thomas

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Musician Dave Mason’s biography reads like a who’s-who of rock history: the co-founder of the band Traffic with Steve Winwood, Jim Capaldi, and Chris Wood, writer of “Feelin’ Alright,” and performer of the ‘70s hit “We Just Disagree” counted Jimi […]

Why This Might Be the Ultimate Caribbean Small-Batch Rum

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The eastern Atlantic coast of Martinique is full of winding roads and banana trees, a place of imposing villas and plantations and endless fields of sugarcane.  And here, hidden in an old stone estate up a hillside on the N6 […]


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