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Rum Journal: Antigua’s English Harbour Reserve 10 Year Old Rum

Every island has a different taste. Sure, there are diverse rum offerings on every island (some more than others, for sure). But the more you travel the Caribbean through a glass of rum, the more each island’s peculiar taste profile […]


Rum Journal: Tasting the New Bacardi Reserva 10

By Alexander Britell You’re in a far-off bar somewhere. Or even a bar in a major city in America. You order rum. What do you hear? “Well, we have Captain Morgan, we have Bacardi…” And that’s usually it. While the […]


Rum Journal: River Antoine, Grenada’s Mecca of Rum

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By Alexander Britell There is no crowd here, just a few curious travelers, less than a handful of staff. The buildings wear the fraying wardrobe of time. But in the empty silence of an off day at River Antoine, the […]


Rum Journal: The Newest Ron Diplomatico

By Alexander Britell There is an entry point for every rum aficionado. Seldom does a rum lover begin his or her journey in the world of rum with a rare agricole, or a limited-batch hidden-cask expression. There are rums like […]

Rum Journal: The Rum Awards 2017

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It began in 2012 with an idea: to lift up rum. The aim was to celebrate the glory of rum, to honor the greatest rums just as wines and spirits and so many other categories are honored. Rum Journal’s Rum […]

Rum Journal: Tasting Grenada’s Westerhall 10XO

It’s the late afternoon in Grenada, and just about any rum would work well while bobbing in the sparkling waters of Grand Anse Beach, but this one is special. This is Westerhall 10XO, perhaps the best rum from Grenada (competing […]


Rum Journal: Papa’s Pilar Sherry Finish

By Alexander Britell It’s hard to believe it’s been almost five years since Papa’s Pilar rum first made its debut. The brand’s traditional aged rum, which is part owned by the Hemingway family and looks to exemplify Hemingway’s spirit of […]

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: Rumson’s Grand Reserve Rum

You may not know it, but New England was a global hub for rum in the colonial period, when America was both bringing in rum from the West Indies and making a substantial portion of its own rum, too. While […]


Rum Journal: A Rum Corner at the Bitter End Yacht Club

After a long day on the North Sound you need a good rum. But not just any rum will do. So you walk around the Windward Mark Bar and find the rum corner. This is the home of rum at […]

Rum Journal: Cooper Island's Remarkable Rum Bar

It’s the end of the afternoon, sky and water both silver, and there’s just one thing on the menu: rum. You stroll up the dock, past a smattering of barrels and enter what must be paradise on earth. Here, on […]

Rum Journal: A Great Little Bar in Jost Van Dyke

“Red nuts and gin.” Within this phrase somewhere was great wisdom, the secret to enlightenment, or so Seddy at the corner of the bar instructed us. This was the venerable A&B Bar, a Jost Van Dyke institution older than anyone […]


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