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Rum Journal: In Nevis, Pairing Rum With Food

 Above: Mango at the Four Seasons Nevis (all photos by CJ) In the Caribbean, rum goes well with just about everything. But as the glory of rum continues to expand its reach, more and more people are beginning to realize that …

Rum Journal: A Barbados Rum Distillery You Need To Visit

 Above: tasting rums at Foursquare (all photos by CJ) BARBADOS — IT’S A place where the rum flows like water. On every block, at every street corner, there’s a rum shop or a rum bar or a place to find …

Rum Journal: A Forgotten Rum

 IF THINGS had gone another way, it never would have made its way into the glass. Indeed — this rum would have already been consumed by someone else. But fate had something else in store. It was in 2007 when …

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 THERE WAS a time when rum was as American as apple pie. Before there even was apple pie. In the colonial period, rum was one of the major industries of America, and the spirit’s popularity continued to soar for years, …

 Above: Caribbean Liquors in St Maarten (all photos by CJ) ST MAARTIN — For rum lovers, St Maarten is one of the Meccas of the Caribbean. That’s because, as one of its transportation hubs, rums from all over the region …

 Above: the Ensemble Lounge (All photos by CJ) MONDAY night in a dimly-lit bar. Slow jazz plays. There are high-backed chairs and muted conversations. The bartenders mix and pour and mix again. Then the whole room moves. Not a lot, …

 Above: The Rum Line in Miami Beach (all photos by CJ) MIAMI BEACH — “THIS IS a rum bar,” the server warned. She meant a proper rum bar, meaning those in search of whiskey and vodka should search elsewhere. For …

 For CJ readers who aren’t in the Caribbean right now, we sympathize. And we have some help for you. Phil Greene, the author of To Have and Have Another, an Ernest Hemingway cocktail companion, has offered the recipe for what …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Miami isn’t just CJ’s hometown. It’s also the gateway to the Caribbean, so we don’t have to go far for a little island flavor when we need it. Today’s cocktail recipe comes right from our …

 Above: the Treehouse at the Rock Cafe in Virgin Gorda (All photos by CJ) VIRGIN GORDA — It isn’t the highest bar in Virgin Gorda, but it’s certainly the tallest. Here, winding through branches, weaving up around the island’s famous …

 WE’RE BIG fans of the venerable House of Angostura here at Rum Journal. While much of the world knows Angostura first for its bitters we know better: their rum is outstanding, led by our typical favourite, the sensational 1919 (although …

 Above: Stoutt’s Lookout in Tortola (All photos by CJ) WE DROVE right by the bar. “Wait a minute,” the driver told me, backing up the car. Yes, this was a place worth stopping. Above: the famous Stoutt We got out on …

 THE NAME was immediately intriguing. “Old Gold.” How can you turn down a taste of that? Old Gold Special Reserve Rum comes from Cockspur, which calls the venerable Barbados’ West Indies Rum Distillery home. Cockspur is one of the most …

 Above: Abaka Bay in Haiti IT’S ONE of the secret paradises of the Caribbean: the island of Ile a Vache, Haiti. And the island’s leading boutique resort, Abaka Bay, has been kind enough to share a taste with us, offering the …

 Above: Habitation Clement in Martinique (CJ Photo) Local. It’s a word whose meaning has broadened in recent years. Today, it means authentic, it means close by, it means fresh. And while we love rums from all over the Caribbean, an increasing …

 Above: SALT Plage in St Kitts (All photos by CJ) It’s only opened earlier this year, but SALT Plage, the new beach bar at St Kitts’ Christophe Harbour development, just might be the coolest beach bar on the island. Whether …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor From the Caribbean’s “nature island,” of Dominica we’re sharing Rosalie Bay resort’s signature cocktail, a rum-vodka combo guaranteed to transport you to where the Rosalie River meets black-sand beaches in a single sip. The magic …

 Above: The Peter John Sugar Cane Rum Bar at Coconut Bay in St Lucia (CJ Photo) We’ve written much in these pages celebrating the “rum bar.” Not to be confused with your standard Caribbean bar that serves rum, a rum bar …