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Rum Journal: Drink Rum and Help Preserve the World’s Oceans

 It’s an idea fit for Ernest Hemingway. Papa’s Pilar, the rum that bears the name of Ernest Hemingway’s famous fishing boat, has launched a new campaign to encourage ocean preservation. Timed with World Oceans Day and Hemingway’s birthday, the campaign …

Rum Journal: In the Bahamas, Making Rum a L’Orange

 By Joshua Martinez Rum Journal Contributor Rum is best on its own. However, it’s no secret that rum also goes well with just about everything, from coke and lime to cream of coconut to certain iced teas… On a recent visit …

Rum Journal: The Caribbean Has a New Speakeasy (And It’s All-Inclusive)

 Above: The Rabbit Hole (All photos by CJ) OCHO RIOS — “I’m sober.” It’s true at precisely that moment. Somewhat true. But the statement has no value for its veracity. It’s the password. Two gentlemen in fedoras and sunglasses wave …

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 Above: the lobby bar at the Hostal Nicolas de Ovando in Santo Domingo (All photos by CJ) This bar isn’t very old. But the building is. It’s been aging for half a millennium, a place that was once home to …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 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 …

 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, …

 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-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 …

 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 …

 

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