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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 […]


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 […]


This Is Your New Thanksgiving Rum Cocktail

Sure, you’ll find a lot of recipes for hot buttered rum this week, or perhaps an early egg nog with spiced rum. But why not go grand? That’s where our favorite new recipe comes in: the Creole Royale, a French […]

Rum Journal: HSE Porto Finish

It’s no secret we’re big fans of Martinique’s Habitation Saint-Etienne, or Rhum HSE. It’s a distillery we’ve often praised for its creativity, particularly for its pioneering work in finishing traditional rhums agricoles in barrels like sherry and malt whisky. The […]

Rum Journal: The Rum Awards 2015

There’s something different about sipping a glass of fine rum. Sure, there are great spirits from around the world. But when you drink a glass of rum, you’re tasting something else — history, culture, love, torment, romance. You are tasting […]


Rum Journal: A Very Old Rhum From Marie-Galante

THERE ARE more rhum distilleries per capita on the island of Marie Galante than anywhere else on earth. Three, to be exact, and each is among the best distilleries you’ve likely never heard of. It is the kind of place where […]

Rum Journal: A Coconut Rhum You Need to Try Right Now

If you’ve been to the French Caribbean, it’s likely you’ve encountered a very nice after-dinner tradition: the homemade punch. It’s usually free, a gift of the proprietor for choosing his or her restaurant, and it’s usually delicious — a blend […]

Rum Journal: Martinique’s J Bally Reserve de la Famille

IT’S ONE OF the world’s most famous rum bottles: J Bally’s “pyramide,” the pyramid-shaped bottle containing the dark amber-coloured rhum agricole from Martinique. Of course, it’s also one of Martinique’s best rums, whether in the seven year or the twelve year […]


Rum Journal: Tasting Martinique's Rhum HSE XO

You may not have heard of it. Indeed, beyond Martinique and the Metropole, it remains far under the radar. But there’s a rhum from Martinique that needs your immediate attention. Without a US distributor (yet), the work of Martinique’s terrific Habitation Saint-Etienne […]

Rum Journal: A Sweet Ti’ Punch in St Martin

Another take on a Caribbean classic GRAND CASE — There is another way to make a Ti’ Punch, the simplest, purest, greatest cocktail in the West Indies. The usual way is with brown sugar, lime and rhum agricole blanc. Or, perhaps […]

Rum Journal: A Martinique Rhum With a Different Story

Above: the Dillon distillery in Martinique (CJ Photo) Dillon is a storied name on the island of Martinique, a landmark French appellation in the heart of the French Caribbean. But upon deeper examination, it is not quite what it appears. […]


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