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Rum Journal: Miami Readies For World's Largest Rum Festival

Above: a Diplomatico demonstration at the Miami Rum Festival By the Rum Journal staff Miami is the rum capital of America, and it’s set to again host the world’s largest rum festival this week: the Miami Rum Festival. The festival, […]


Rum Journal: Tasting Guadeloupe's Montebello Rhum Blanc

IF YOU love the rhums agricoles of the French Caribbean, you know that the famous Ti’ Punch isn’t just a cocktail – it’s a religion. That’s certainly the case in the archipelago of Guadeloupe, one of the rum-production centres of […]


Rum Journal: Tasting Guadeloupe's Damoiseau XO

THE RHUMS of the French Caribbean department of Guadeloupe remain something of a mystery to the wider world, unfortunately so — as they are among the best in the world. While those of nearby Martinique receive their due praise, Guadeloupe’s […]


Rum Journal: A Passionfruit Swizzle From Guyana's El Dorado

Guyana’s EL DORADO is one of the world’s great rum companies, but what you might not realize is the breadth of its portfolio. Just as you can buy rums aged for decades, the Guyanese mainstay has a number of very […]

Rum Journal: Barbados' Doorly's XO Rum

Barbados is a land of many rums, many of which never make it beyond the shores of the island. Sure, there are Mount Gay and Cockspur, but the English-speaking Caribbean’s rum capital is full of small-batch rums with interesting names […]

Rum Journal: Sunset Punch From Barbados' Cockspur Rum

Above: the sea at St Lawrence Gap, Barbados (CJ Photo) Mount Gay may be the rum you think of when you think of Barbados, but we’re big fans of another Bajan product: Cockspur. Barbados’ other rum is an excellent alternative […]


Rum Journal: A Punch Smash From Panama's Ron Abuelo

SOME of the world’s best rums claim their origins in Spain — most notably Bacardi and Don Q. But another top rum was the result of a trip from Spain to the New World: Panama’s Ron Abuelo. The rum comes […]

Rum Journal: A Special Lemonade From Haiti's Barbancourt

Barbancourt. Five Star. Or perhaps the Estate Reserve. The famous rhum of Haiti is a classic sipping rum, whether neat or on the rocks. But what you might not realize is that Haiti’s signature spirit is also right at home […]

Rum Journal: An Aloe Rum Punch From the Aruba Marriott

It’s Aruba’s biggest export, but you’ll also find aloe in abundance on the Dutch Caribbean island. But what you don’t know is that aloe juice can also find its way into a classic rum cocktail. That’s what happens at the Aruba […]


Rum Journal: A "Beach Bum" Cocktail From Guatemala's Ron Botran

Yes, Guatemala is in the Caribbean. with a relatively tiny but robust Caribbean coastline located within the Biotopo Punta del Manabique preserve. And yes, Guatemala is one of the world’s Meccas for rum production, led by well-known producers like Zacapa […]

Rum Journal: John Watling's — a New Rum From the Bahamas

THE BAHAMAS was one of the centres of rum running during prohibition — and often a drinking destination in its own right during the same period. And rum has always been the most popular drink in the 700-island archipelago. But […]

Rum Journal: Dos Maderas Luxus

LAST YEAR, we tried Dos Maderas PX 5+5 for the first time. The rum, made by sherry maker Williams & Humbert, is unique in that it is aged for five years in the Caribbean in bourbon casks and then taken […]


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