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Rum Journal: The New Depaz VSOP

 By Alexander Britell Ever since I first tried the old Rhum Depaz VSOP, the one that came in the dark wine-style bottle, I was hooked. It was a great value rhum agricole, eminently drinkable but with serious complexity. It was …

At Martinique’s Hotel Bakoua, Savoring the French Caribbean

 By Alexander Britell MARTINIQUE – The glass display case at Le Gommier holds a bottle of Rhum Saint James from 1931, a sugarcane memory from a time of biguine and planteurs. But the romance of the old French Caribbean never …

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Saint Lucia’s Marigot Bay Resort Goes Independent

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of Saint Lucia’s leading resorts has gone independent. The Marigot Bay Resort and Marina has announced that it is no longer associated with Capella Hotels and Resorts. The newly-independent property has recently joined Preferred …

LATEST NEWS

 By the Caribbean Journal staff Long one of the Caribbean’s top rum-producing countries, the island of Grenada is about to get a major new addition. United Kingdom-based Renegade Rum has officially broken ground on its new Renegade Rum Distillery in …

 It’s on the water. There’s sand. It must be a beach. While Roseau’s most popular beach bar isn’t actually on the beach, you might think so after a rum punch or two. This is the Hi-Rise Beach Bar, a lively …

 Another limited edition, another hit. The Hemingway Rum Company’s Papa’s Pilar Rum has debuted another limited-edition expression: Platinum Blonde. It’s remarkable to think about how far the company has come since it first launched in 2013 with its blonde and …

 By Alexander Britell It isn’t just the Caribbean’s best sailing destination — it’s one of its greatest food getaways, too. And that’s always been true for travelers in the know — whether you’re downing a massive lobster at the Big …

 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s hottest culinary scenes just got even hotter with the addition of another exciting eatery. It’s called Club Comanche R.A.W., and it’s situated on the ground floor beneath the historic Club Comanche …

 It’s the first thing you see — the thing your eyes are drawn to — when you walk to the start of the ferry dock on Harbour Island in The Bahamas, a warm white-and-blue sign that says “Harbour Bar.” But …

 By Tim CotroneoCJ Contributor Is it possible that a golf course’s beauty can hurt your game? Emerald Bay Head Professional Richard Gibson believes this could be the case with his Greg Norman-designed 18-hole layout, which hugs the turquoise waters of …

 It’s hard to say precisely when cask finishing began in the rum world. Sure, over the years there were rums like Dos Maderas, which took Caribbean rum and then aged it for years in sherry casks. Then there was HSE, …

 It’s hard to believe it’s been five years since we first started the Best American Rums. Now in its sixth edition, this July 4 tradition celebrates the best of American rummaking, something that has certainly come a very long way …

 While English Harbour Rum has become the signature cane spirit from the island of Antigua, you may not know that the founders of Antigua Distillery Limited actually hailed from the Portuguese island of Madeira off the coast of Africa. And …

 By Alexander Britell As you sit inside the bar, you start by watching. Watching like the way you look at a monument or a sweeping valley – it is stationary but a thing that demands your attention, dynamic without moving. …

 By Alexander Britell It’s getting even easier to visit the fascinating French Caribbean island of Martinique. The expanded flights are headlined by this week’s announcement that European carrier Norwegian Air Shuttle will be adding another major new route to the …

 Every island has a different taste. Sure, there are diverse rum offerings on every island (some more than others, for sure). But the more you travel the Caribbean through a glass of rum, the more each island’s peculiar taste profile …

 By Nigel SpenceCJ Contributor It’s funny how suddenly we New Yorkers have to be paying attention to the fact that the hurricane season began June 1st. It’s as if we became tropical overnight and no-one bothered to update us. Now …

luxury resorts

 By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s no secret we’re big fans of Saint Lucia’s Ladera, a property we’ve called the Ultimate Caribbean Luxury Resort. And now there are even more ways to enjoy the resort, with two major new packages …