Rum Journal

Rum Journal: Ron Abuelo XV Tawny Port Cask Finish

 By Alexander Britell Panama has long flown under the radar as a rum power, something that has begun to change in recent years thanks to marques like Don Pancho (the brainchild of former Havana Club blender Don Pancho Fernandez) and …

Rum Journal: A Legendary Rum From A Lost Trinidad Distillery

 If you’re lucky, if you’re there at just the right moment before dusk takes its evening bow, you can see a glimmer of something wonderful. A flock of scarlet ibis birds flashes out of nowhere, a speckling of bright red …

Rum Journal: Celebrating Hemingway, Papa’s Pilar Opens Key West Distillery

 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL The sun burned and then the doors opened and the rum began to flow, in the way only rum can on a hot afternoon. In an old grey building on Simonton Street in this island corner of …

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 If you love rum, it’s like that Guyana’s El Dorado rum has a prominent place in your cabinet. This robust, renowned marque has long produced some of the Caribbean’s best, most flavorful rums, owning up to Guyana’s proud rum (and …

 MARTINIQUE — It’s a rainy afternoon on the outskirts of Fort de France. We drive up a road through the waving green of cane fields and enter a dimly-lit distillery, vibrant with the clang of steam-powered machinery, raw and primal. This …

 However you feel about Guatemala’s Rum Zacapa, you have to acknowledge just how much the company has done for rum. Particularly in a United States market where rum is only just now beginning to find its place as a premium …

 To find this rum, you must journey to the base of a volcano. Here at the foot of Mont Pelee, that fearsome summit in the north of Martinique, is the home of Rhum Depaz. And this beautiful plantation makes some …

 Is it a mirage? Are my eyes playing tricks on me after a long journey in Martinique? There is rum as far as the eye can see, bottles from just about every island in the Caribbean. I have reached Mecca, …

 “I always dreamed of making rums,” Yves Assier de Pompignan tells me, walking through the waving stalks of a sugarcane field. But in Martinique, an island where there are more rum distilleries in one place than anywhere else on earth, …

st-maarten-rum-tour

 It’s a new way to experience the local flavors of St. Maarten: a rum and food tour. The tour is the brainchild of St. Maarten Culinary Tours, and offers a mix of gourmet food from five-star restaurants to local roadside …

Rumology

 The Jamaica Inn hotel in Ocho Rios is offering a rather innovative new course for guests: rumology. The complimentary weekly classes outline the rich history of rum in Jamaica, and give guests the chance to sample some of the most …

 It’s famous, this place, for its conch, and rightly so: Da Conch Shack draws pilgrims from across the world to taste its freshly-grabbed conch from the waters off Providenciales. (We like the cracked conch best). But there’s another reason to …

Best Rums

 It’s hard to believe we’re celebrating five years of the landmark Rum Awards, Rum Journal’s annual celebration of the best in rum around the Caribbean and the world. A lot has changed in the rum world since then, with awareness …

 How to stay cool in the tropics By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While most parts of North America are currently feeling the chill of record low temperatures, the ice that guests of Nevis’ Nisbet Plantation Beach Club are seeing is …

Beach Rum Bar

 We’ve long extolled the virtues of the rum bar in these pages: that is, bars that go beyond trivial cocktail rum and offer a serious, diverse offering of rums on the menu. But none of these bars has ever been …

 It’s the only of its kind in the world: a top-level art gallery on a rum plantation. But Fondation Clement is much more than that — it is spectacularly designed art space that’s quickly become one of the must-visit places on the …

 One of Martinique’s storied rum brands, Dillon’s home is in the outskirts of Fort-de-France, and the brand has long produced some of the island’s tastiest expressions although it remains lesser known abroad than some of its competitors. Rum Journal was …

 LE CARBET — Among the waving canes on a boutique rum distillery in the north of Martinique, something very special is happening. Legendary rum house Neisson, located in the town of Le Carbet, has produced the first of its kind …