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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 …

Rum Journal: An Endless Punch From St Croix’s Cruzan Rum

 Above: St Croix CRUZAN RUM’S message is simple: Don’t Hurry. It’s a philosophy we rather like here at Rum Journal. And Cruzan’s message fits nicely with the laid-back island of St Croix where it’s been distilled since the late 18th …

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 IT HAS beautiful beaches, warm water and soft sand. It’s a natural place to make rum. Except this isn’t the Caribbean — it’s a burgeoning rum hub called Hawaii. Thanks to rich, volcanic soil and a largely tropical climate, Hawaii …

 Above: Hampden Estate in Trelawny FOR YEARS, Trelawny’s Hampden Estate had produced a high-ester, bulk rum sought after by clients across the globe — but mostly in Europe. A few years ago, following a takeover by Jamaica’s Hussey family, the …

 Above: CJ’s rum event in Miami (all photos by CJ) By the Caribbean Journal staff Caribbean Journal continued its monthly rum tour of the Caribbean with a rum tasting on Friday night featuring the Rums of Puerto Rico at CJ …

 THE MOMENT you step outside of the airport in Grenada, you’re welcomed by the sweet smell of spice. Grenada is one of the world’s top exporters of mace and nutmeg, and their wonderful aroma pervades much of the island. The …

 After Caribbean Journal did a list of the top 10 beach bars in the Caribbean, Rum Journal thought it would be appropriate to do a companion list of the 10 best beach drinks in the Caribbean. Indeed, some of them happen …

 SEA TURTLES are critically endangered in the Caribbean, and the threats facing them, from light pollution to the scourge of poaching, remain a major problem for the region. But thanks to a unique partnership between the Florida-based Sea Turtle Conservancy …

 Above: Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum (CJ Photo) SAMMY HAGAR doesn’t fool around. After conquering rock and roll music and tequila, The Red Rocker’s recent foray into white rum is on its way to a similarly legendary status. Searching for a …

 THE VENERABLE House of Angostura is the dominant rum producer in Trinidad, with a strong selection of rums, some of which are available abroad and some of which are kept close to home. Those that make it abroad tend to …

 By Robert BurrRum Journal Special Contributor You like rum. You like the way it tastes. Perhaps you enjoy a variety of different styles of rum. Rums from many islands, territories, categories. Me too. So, what better job might we aspire …

 Above: the rum punch at Rum Runners (All photos by CJ) BONAIRE — Traveling to Bonaire is mostly about what’s under the water, but you’ll also find some of the Caribbean’s top rum punch on the Dutch Caribbean island. And …

 The “Rum That Invented Rum,” Barbados’ Mount Gay, has invented a new rum for its portfolio. The new product is Mount Gay Black Barrel, which slots in between the company’s Eclipse and its Extra Old varieties. Black Barrel uses what …

 THIS EDITION of Rum Journal travels to the western border of the Caribbean basin, and a rather interesting rum from Costa Rica. This column has featured a number of high-quality rums from Central America – from Guatemala’s Zacapa to Nicaragua’s …

 Above: Paris (CJ Photo) THIS IS A RUM COLUMN, of course. Rum Journal’s mission is to bring the glory of rum to the world, and raise the level of discussion of rum to the kind traditionally enjoyed by wine and …

 “I ordered a Rum St James. This tasted wonderful on the cold day and I kept on writing, feeling very well and feeling the good Martinique rum warm me all through my body and my spirit.” — Ernest Hemingway, A …

 GUYANA IS the southernmost country in the Caribbean Community, and just one of two CARICOM Member States that are not actually islands. But its Demerara region long produced the best sugar in the Caribbean, and Guyana has one of the …