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Rum Journal: Guyana’s El Dorado 15

 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 …

Rum Journal: Colorado’s Dancing Pines Distillery Cask Rum

 Above: Dancing Pines Distillery’s Cask Rum at CJ Headquarters in Miami (CJ Photo) MIAMI — THE UNITED STATES is seeing a boom in craft spirit production, with an upsurge in the number of boutique rums now on the market, some …

Rum Journal: A Taste of Nevis’ Nisbet Plantation Beach Club

 Above: the Avenue of Palms at the Nevis Plantation Beach Club (Photo by Nisbet Plantation)   The historic Nisbet Plantation Beach Club is located on 30 acres on the beach in Nevis. At the heart of the site is the …

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 Above: Bridgetown (CJ Photo) There’s a clear rum celebrity in Barbados — Mount Gay. It’s the rum ambassador for the island and its famous red caps dot many a sailing regatta. But Mount Gay is far from the only rum …

 Above: Miami Club Rum’s Wynwood distillery (RJ Photo) MIAMI: THE DE FACTO CAPITAL of the Caribbean and Latin America. It’s also the rum capital of the United States. But in the 116 years since it was incorporated, there has never …

 Atlantico’s story is the search for the perfect rum, led by two former executives at Bacardi who ended up finding it in the Dominican Republic. And Atlantico is a rum Rum Journal likes very much. What we also like is …

 Above: Flor de Caña (Photo: Compana Licorera de Nicaragua) NICARAGUA’S Flor de Caña has long been a Rum Journal favourite among Central American rums. As RJ discussed last year, Central America has developed into one of the world’s hubs of …

 IT’S THAT TIME OF YEAR— award season. When we look back on 2012, it was a strong year for rum across the Caribbean, from Barbados to Martinique, the Dominican Republic to Guyana, and everywhere in between. Rum Journal traveled across …

 Above: the Appleton distillery in Jamaica It’s Christmas in the Caribbean, and while it’s not frigid like the region’s neighbours in the United States, Canada and Europe, that doesn’t mean the same rum cocktail cures don’t apply. And no one …

 Above: the Cuvee 150 Ans By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Rhum Barbancourt is launching a new special edition to mark the company’s 150th anniversary, the company announced. Barbancourt’s Cuvee 150 Ans is a special blend in an art deco …

 Above: Cienfuegos in New York City Cienfuegos, Cuba was once dubbed the “pearl of the south.” The Cuban port town was a centre for sugar cane and tobacco production — and a haven for rum, particularly in the early 19th …

 WHILE ST KITTS AND NEVIS is the smallest sovereign state in the Americas, its rum industry packs a big punch, from the reliable CSR (which goes best with Ting as a “Sting”) to Belmont Estate. But the standard-bearer is Brinley …

 NEXT WEEK brings Art Basel Miami, the annual celebration of the art world in South Florida. And one of the spots that’s sure to attract the sojourning art lovers is Juvia, the restaurant and lounge high above the Herzog & …

 IN THE FRENCH ANTILLES, and particularly Martinique, there’s a term called “decollage.” Literally, it means a “take-off,” as in an airplane. But the term is really used for the first drink of the day — the drink (usually a Ti’ …

 Above: Bermuda As many of our readers celebrate Thanksgiving on Thursday, and as the holidays come upon us, we thought it best to offer a rum cocktail appropriate for the season. This recipe comes from Bermuda and Gosling’s Rum, and …

 Above: St Lucia St Lucia may be best known for its Pitons (above), which form part of a UNESCO World Heritage Site, but it also produces some of the most interesting rums in the Caribbean. One of them is Chairman’s …

 Above: a nice place to enjoy a Ti Punch Kreyol (Photo courtesy of Rhum Barbancourt)   THE TI’ PUNCH is one of the world’s classic cocktails — and a must for any serious rum aficionado. A delectable fusion of lime …

 SARASOTA — The United States has a centuries-old relationship with rum dating back to before its independence from Britain, and several US states still produce a significant amount of sugarcane. But in the modern era, the spirit of choice in …