Rum Journal

Rum Journal: A Rum Haven in Grenada

 By Alexander Britell “Old Grog is a gentleman’s rum,” Alison tells me, pouring more of the amber spirit. It’s easy to like a rum with a name like Old Grog, the latter a tribute to the old casks of Grenadian …

Rum Journal: Flor de Caña 18 Years

 The world of great rummaking has long had its epicenter in the islands of the Caribbean – but the love and passion for making great rum is something that extends across the wider Caribbean Basin. Nowhere is that more true …

Rum Journal: 6 Terrific Caribbean Rums to Try on National Rum Day

 Here at Rum Journal, we like to think that every day is National Rum Day. But Aug. 16 actually is National Rum Day in the United States, a day meant to celebrate the glory of rum, the Caribbean’s tastiest export. …

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 By Alexander Britell On an island like Martinique, one with an immense tradition of rummaking and the world’s only AOC designation for rum, a new distillery isn’t very common. That’s what made it so wonderful to see last year’s debut …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …