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Rum Journal: 6 Terrific Caribbean Rums to Try on National Rum Day

 Here at Rum Journal, we like to think that every day is National Rum Day. But Aug. 16 actually is National Rum Day in the United States, a day meant to celebrate the glory of rum, the Caribbean’s tastiest export. …

How to Fly to Martinique for $79

 It’s never been easier to get to the French Caribbean – and it’s never been cheaper, either. And right now, you can fly to the island of Martinique, one of the most exotic and fascinating destinations in the Caribbean, for …

The Best Caribbean Cruise Ports For Shopping

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor The best Caribbean ports don’t just give you a sample of the culture of the larger destination, they also provide worthy “shopportunities” at every price point. So if you want a tangible reminder of the …

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 By Alexander Britell Panama has long flown under the radar as a rum power, something that has begun to change in recent years thanks to marques like Don Pancho (the brainchild of former Havana Club blender Don Pancho Fernandez) and …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor There’s more to Jamaica than just rum and reggae (although we’re proud fans of both). But because the island is so big (at more than 4,000 square-miles it’s the largest English-speaking Caribbean country), it’ll likely …

 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor It’s called Goatie’s Hammer and you could say that the signature rum punch at Petit St. Vincent, a private-island resort in the Grenadines, is a direct hit. Named for Noel “Goatie” Victory, the longest serving …

 If you’re lucky, if you’re there at just the right moment before dusk takes its evening bow, you can see a glimmer of something wonderful. A flock of scarlet ibis birds flashes out of nowhere, a speckling of bright red …

 You may not know it, but New England was a global hub for rum in the colonial period, when America was both bringing in rum from the West Indies and making a substantial portion of its own rum, too. While …

best bar in st barth

 At the short end of a long street in the epicentre of the Caribbean’s last great Creole downtown there is a bar. But it is not just any bar. And it is a bar with big ambitions. It is one …

 The Caribbean Rum and Beer festival is coming to Barbados — again. After years hosted in Grenada and Sint Maarten, the festival is returning to its roots in Barbados, set to launch Dec. 9. “The first Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival …

 It’s one of Caribbean Journal’s oldest traditions: we mark the Fourth of July with a celebration of the best rummaking in America. Because while you may not know it, rum was central to the American story of independence, and even …

 After a long day on the North Sound you need a good rum. But not just any rum will do. So you walk around the Windward Mark Bar and find the rum corner. This is the home of rum at …

 It’s the end of the afternoon, sky and water both silver, and there’s just one thing on the menu: rum. You stroll up the dock, past a smattering of barrels and enter what must be paradise on earth. Here, on …

 Getting to one of the Caribbean’s most fascinating destinations is getting easier — and cheaper. Low-cost carrier Norwegian is launching two new routes to the French Caribbean island of Martinique, and they’ll be among the region’s lowest fares. Beginning Oct. …

 St. Lucia Distillers is unveiling new packaging for its flagship export rum brand, Chairman’s Reserve. The new look is coordinated with the scheduled relaunch of the brand in the U.S. on July 1. A unique blend of aged rums from …

 BY ALEXANDER BRITELL The sun burned and then the doors opened and the rum began to flow, in the way only rum can on a hot afternoon. In an old grey building on Simonton Street in this island corner of …

 The results are in from this year’s RumXP rum jury at the Miami Rum Festival, and the winners include some established names and some new faces. Barbados’ Mount Gay XO took home the top crown, winning best in class for …

 It’s that time of year again — for America’s best rum festival. The annual Miami Rum Fest and Trade Expo returns next week from April 22-23 at the Doubletree Miami Airport Hotel and Convention Center. The major event, now in its …