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Rum Journal: The Blue Hole

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]


Rum Journal: A Palomino Adventure From Puerto Rico’s El Conquistador

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]


Rum Journal: In Barbados, a New Take on the Rum Punch Welcome

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 […]


Rum Journal: Martinique's La Mauny VO

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 […]

Rum Journal: A Spectacular Spiced Rum

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 […]

Rum Journal: A Rum Toddy From St Lucia’s Cap Maison

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]


Rum Journal: Recipe for a Jamaican Watermelon Cooler

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

Rum Journal: Cap Juluca’s Island Mix

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ 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 […]

Rum Journal: Tasting Guadeloupe's Montebello Vieux Rhum

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 […]


Rum Journal: This Might Be the World's Best White Rum

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. […]

Rum Journal: Sugar Beach, A Viceroy Resort’s Traditional Rum Punch

By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor Saturday, September 20 is National Rum Punch Day. And what better way to celebrate the classic 17th-century creation than with this recipe from St. Lucia’s Viceroy at Sugar Beach. While the island’s iconic Pitons […]

Rum Journal: Mount Gay's Black Key

Above: the Black Key (Photos by Jenny Adams) By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon CJ Travel Editor WHILE IT’S still sweltering here at CJ’s HQ in Miami, we can’t help but notice that parts of the country are already feeling the first chill […]


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