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Rum Journal: Chrissy Teigen Stars in New Captain Morgan Spot

Above: supermodel Chrissy Teigen in the new spot By the Caribbean Journal staff Captain Morgan Rum has its newest Captain: Chrissy Teigen. The supermodel is the star of the rum giant’s newest ad released this week. In the spot, Teigen […]


Rum Journal: In Anguilla, Finding a Perfect Caribbean Beach Bar

Above: Garvey’s Sunshine Shack in Anguilla (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell What makes a perfect beach bar? Is it the history? Is it the signature cocktail? The music? The sand? It’s usually a combination of all of these […]


Rum Journal: Opthimus, Cartavio, Siesta Key Highlight RumXP Winners

By the Caribbean Journal staff The results from the 2015 RumXP awards are in, and one of the world’s leading rum award slates has some new winners. Leading the way were a host of top-level rums, from Peru’s Cartavio, which took […]


Rum Journal: Bacardi Names New Top Rum Executive

Above: Mauricio Vergara By the Caribbean Journal staff Bacardi Limited has named a new top rum executive. The company announced this week that it had appointed Mauricio Vergara as global category vice president of rums. In the role, Vergara will […]

Rum Journal: In Trinidad and Tobago, the Art of the Rum Shop

By Jamie Gangoo Rum Journal Contributor Rum shops have offered a lot — a haven for the broken-hearted, a podium for aspiring leaders, and a round table for discussions on current affairs and bacchanals (i.e. gossip). They are the place […]

Rum Journal: This is Your New Coconut Sangria Recipe

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor With this winter’s tundra-like temperatures (hopefully!) behind us, its time to celebrate spring. Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort offers a novel way to toast to the season’s arrival with a refreshing coconut sangria, made, […]


Rum Journal: In Antigua, Having a Drink With Horatio Nelson

Above: the Admiral’s Inn in Antigua (All photos by CJ) By Alexander Britell ANTIGUA — Nelson drank here, they say. Almost certainly. And maybe he still does. And when you sit here, in what was once a store for pitch […]

Rum Journal: Monkey Coconut Rum

It’s an obligatory test for any rum: how does it taste neat? But the neat test applies particularly well to flavoured rums: it’s the best way to really see what such a rum is made of — even if you’d never […]

Rum Journal: A Superb Rum From Guadeloupe’s Damoiseau

Above: Guadeloupe’s Rhum Vieux 8 Ans Cuvée du Millenaire EVERY CARIBBEAN island has a taste. Whether you’re trying a rum from Martinique or the Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico or Barbados, there’s always a singular ingredient, a unique component in the […]


Rum Journal: A Rum Cocktail Inspired By Victoria's Secret

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Viewers who tuned into the Victoria’s Secret Swim special on TV last month may have recognized Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador Resort, where the “angels” shot their annual swimsuit catalogue on Palomino Island, the resort’s private […]

Rum Journal: Tasting Harbour Island’s New Afrohead Rum

IT’S LAST CALL at a far-off Bahamian bar. You ask again for the rum you’ve been drinking, but the bottle’s empty. The bartender reaches under the counter, pulling out a bottle, unmarked, unnamed. You’re the first to drink it tonight, […]

Rum Journal: In Miami, a New Kind of Rum Expo

By the Caribbean Journal staff The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, one of the leading rum conferences in the world, is looking to expand its role in the industry. For the first time, the 2015 edition of the festival will include […]


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