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Rum Journal: An Angostura Cocktail From the Hyatt Regency Trinidad

 Above: the Hyatt Regency Trinidad It’s an essential ingredient in so many cocktails: Angostura Bitters. The famous secret recipe comes, of course, from the island of Trinidad. But it’s even better when accompanied by Angostura Rum, too. The latest Rum …

Rum Journal: A Jamaican Villa That Comes With Its Own Bartender

 Above: the Infinity villa at the Tryall Club Sure, there are beautiful villas across the Caribbean, but how many come with their own private bartender? At the five-bedroom Infinity villa at Jamaica’s Tryall Club, you get your own chef, bartender …

Rum Journal: The Mango Maniac

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We don’t mind admitting that we’re just a little bit obsessed with mangoes: The firm-yet-yielding sunshine yellow flesh; the distinctively sweet aroma; the flavor that says “Caribbean” with every mouthful … Which is why we …

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 October is Breast Cancer Awareness month — marked in part by the use of the colour pink. And one hotel is using rum to do its part — with a “pink coconut martini.” The Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort & …

 Above: RUMBAR at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne (All photos by CJ) RUMBAR, the famous rum bar on the island of Key Biscayne off the coast of Miami, has a new look. The bar, which Rum Journal named one of the …

 Above: Habitation Saint-Etienne in Martinique (CJ Photo) Time after time, Habitation Sainte-Etienne, located in the lush Gros Morne area of Martinique, wows its home island and the rum world. The secret? The barrels. No, its rhums aren’t aged longer. They’re …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The Out Islands of the Bahamas are famous for their mysterious blue holes, underwater caves that draw adventurous divers from all over the world. And at Deep Water Cay, a private-island resort just off the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor As temperatures start to drop and fall takes hold we can’t blame you for wanting to extend summer just a little bit longer. But while we can’t control the seasons we can offer you this …

 It’s become something of a staple of Caribbean hotels and resorts: the welcome rum punch. It’s a nice way of reminding guests they’re in the Caribbean and immediately impacting their stay. The Colony Club in Barbados, however, has a new …

 Martinique, home to more rum distilleries than any other island in the Caribbean. Depending on where you go, in each corner of the island, you’ll find the “local” rhum, rhum agricole to be exact — the standard rum of the …

 Not too long ago, the world of spiced rum was largely dominated by one major player: Captain Morgan. The company’s high-volume rum is one of the world’s most popular spirits, but as far as spiced rum goes, it’s not particularly …

 Above: 101 Rums at the Four Seasons Nevis (all photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell NEVIS — There’s a certain energy one creates in tilting a snifter filled with aged rum. It can’t be measured in joules, but it’s undeniable. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Nothing warms up winter like a rum toddy. And at St. Lucia’s Cap Maison they really bring the heat by using their own signature rum blend, aged with St. Lucian vanilla pods in oak barrels. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor While we’ll never say no to a cramping-cold island brew, sometimes we’re in the mood for something more fruity, less filling. Enter Rockhouse’s rummy watermelon cocktail, the perfect accompaniment to afternoons spent swimming leisurely laps …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor In Anguilla, the colors of Cap Juluca resort’s frozen cooler are inspired by those of the island itself: Yellow and orange for the sun; turquoise for the crystalline waters that surround it; and green for …

 IT’S NO SECRET that here at Rum Journal we’re big fans of the rhum of the Guadeloupe Islands, which remains largely undiscovered in much of the English-speaking world. While their neighbours in Martinique receive much acclaim (and deservedly), these similarly …

 ABOUT A year ago, Rum Journal took on a challenge. We were planning a wide tasting to determine the best white rums in the world. We put together a group of white rums from many of the world’s top producers. …

 Above: the Beach Bar in St John ST JOHN — It’s one of the first things you see when you reach the harbour of Cruz Bay, St John, US Virgin Islands, when you look past the rolling green hills and …