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Rum Journal: The Caribbean’s First All-Inclusive Rum Bar

 Above: The Peter John Sugar Cane Rum Bar at Coconut Bay in St Lucia (CJ Photo) We’ve written much in these pages celebrating the “rum bar.” Not to be confused with your standard Caribbean bar that serves rum, a rum bar …

Rum Journal: One of the World’s Best Rum Bars Gets a New Look

 Above: RUMBAR at the Ritz-Carlton Key Biscayne (All photos by CJ) RUMBAR, the famous rum bar on the island of Key Biscayne off the coast of Miami, has a new look. The bar, which Rum Journal named one of the …

Rum Journal: Is This Martinique’s Most Creative Rhum Distillery?

 Above: Habitation Saint-Etienne in Martinique (CJ Photo) Time after time, Habitation Sainte-Etienne, located in the lush Gros Morne area of Martinique, wows its home island and the rum world. The secret? The barrels. No, its rhums aren’t aged longer. They’re …

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 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 this …

 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 …

 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 …

 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 …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 barrels. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 laps …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 for …

 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 …

 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. …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 might …

 Above: the Black Key (Photos by Jenny Adams) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ 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 of …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Contributor I HAVE fond (albeit fuzzy) recollections of this citrus-spiked creeper from a trip to St Lucia’s Ladera resort a few years ago. As I gazed at the Pitons ­– which, from my mountaintop perch at the …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor “Lively up yourself” with this multicolor Marley-inspired signature shot from Sandals and Beaches resorts. It’s super-easy to make and the flaming finale is guaranteed to get the party started! Ingredients ½ ounce grenadine ½ ounce …

 Above: Graycliff (CJ Photo) By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Nassau’s Graycliff has many claims to fame: it’s the city’s oldest hotel and boasts a 175,000-bottle wine cellar that’s the third largest in the Western Hemisphere. But they’re no slouches when …