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Rum Journal: Martinique’s Rhum Saint James Hors D’age

 Almost any rum lover (or Hemingway enthusiast) will remember. It’s the rum that Ernest Hemingway drank in A Moveable Feast: Rhum St James. Papa himself orders the drink to warm up on a cold day in Paris. It’s something that led …

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 …

LATEST NEWS

 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 …

 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 …

 By Jamie GangooRum 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 to …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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, of …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 offshore …

 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, …

 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 …

 Above: the new design of Bacardi By the Caribbean Journal staff The world’s best-selling rum has a new look. Bermuda-based Bacardi has unveiled a major overhaul of its bottle designs. The changes, which the company said were designed “in consultation …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor If only finding love were as easy as the recipe for this rosy and romantic refresher from Puerto Rico’s Condado Plaza Hilton’s Café Caribe. Made with coconut-flavored rum, it’s a tropical twist on the traditional strawberry …

 Above: a Coco Pirata in Rincon (All photos by CJ) RINCON — Like most famous cocktails, it has a story, a history. It also has more than one name. Served inside a coconut, it’s the signature drink at Rincón, Puerto …

 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 …

 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, …