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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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 […]


Rum Journal: A Glass of Rhum Saint James, a Journey to Martinique

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I take a sip of the Rhum Saint James and I am instantly in Martinique.  Therein lies the transportive power of rum, a, transcendent gift bequeathed to no other spirit in the world.  There’s just something about rum, about Caribbean […]


Rum Journal: Cruzan Single Barrel, the Essence of St Croix

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St Croix changes as you drive along its green curves, beaches giving way to lush hills and farmland and ocean cliffs.  It’s an island that rewards those who dig deeper, whether you’re walking the old alleys of Christiansted or bowing […]

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Rum Journal: In Puerto Rico, the History of a Little Barrel

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By Alexander Britell He would carry it around in a small wooden barrel, rum in arm, giving tastes to his friends and those who wished to try it. Don Pedro Fernandez, a third-generation sugarcane grower in Puerto Rico, had studied […]


Rum Journal: A Special Rum from Guadeloupe’s Reimonenq

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There are rums, there are special rums and then there are rums for rum drinkers. The third category isn’t for everyone, filled with rums of unique character, of sometimes too much strength, of uncanny personality. That brings us to a […]


Rum Journal: A Concerto From Guadeloupe’s Longueteau

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By Alexander Britell In recent years, the once-mysterious world of rhum agricole has opened itself to rum lovers, with its terroir and endless sophistication charming palates around the world. Much of that, however, has been the sublime rhum agricole from […]


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