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Rum Journal: A Triple Vintage from Martinique

 By Alexander Britell When the harvest changes, the rum changes. It’s a tenet particular to the Rhum Agricole of the French Caribbean, the only Caribbean rum with a true terroir. When you make your rum from freshly pressed sugar cane …

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Martinique Has a New Brewery

 By the Caribbean Journal staff The French Caribbean island of Martinique may be most famous for its rum, but it’s now home to a new boutique brewery. It’s called BAM, and it’s the product of the new Petite Brasserie Martiniquauise …

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Miami’s Best Rum Festival Returns to Coral Gables

 By Dana NilandCJ Contributor Eleven years after its inception, Miami’s best rum festival is heading back to its roots. This year’s Miami Rum Festival will return to Coral Gables, with two days of tasting of rums from around the globe …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the Caribbean’s most celebrated restaurants has completed its comeback from Hurricane Irma. Le Pressoir, set in the heart of the culinary hotspot of Grand Case in St Martin, has officially reopened its doors. …

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 By Alexander Britell One of the most beautiful — and perhaps most understated — things about rum is its power to transport. The romantic energy of rum can take you from wherever you’re indulging to a far-off Caribbean island somewhere, to …

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 By Alexander Britell GRAND CASE – There’s always something new to discover on Grand Case Boulevard, a corner unseen, a tiny alley overlooked. It’s a street that has lived many lives — including this latest one, a renaissance in the wake …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Leading yacht charter company The Moorings has added a new destination in the Caribbean: the French Caribbean island of Martinique. The entry to Martinique will include bareboat and skippered charters on both sail and power …

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 By Alexander Britell There are fire breathers in Marigot Bay. It’s Tuesday night, and the Marina Village is filled with brilliant hues and pulsing moves, as the heart of one of the most prestigiuos superyacht marinas in the Caribbean is …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Just in time to launch two new culinary concepts, the Four Seasons Nevis has tapped a new food and beverage director: Pasquo King. King comes to the Caribbean property after having most recently served as …

caribbean french rhum

 By Alexander Britell Much is told and retold these days of pot stills and column stills, of molasses and cane honey and cane juice, of dunder and esters and yeast. These are all essential to the art of rum making …

rum awards 2018

 It’s hard to believe that this year is the seventh annual edition of the Rum Awards, a celebration of rum that was one of the earliest innovations of Caribbean Journal. And it’s just as remarkable how much rum has changed …

 By the Rum Journal staff Popular Nicaraguan rum Flor de Caña has become one of the first global spirit brands to be Fair Trade certified, and likely the first-ever rum to do so. Fair Trade USA verified that the raw …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff Cooper Island is open again. The beloved Cooper Island Beach Club in the British Virgin Islands, which had already rebuilt and reopened over the summer, has officially reopened for the season. The family-owned eco-hotel, long …

 We’ve long been fans of the upstart Papa’s Pilar rum brand, thanks to what is one of the industry’s most drinkable rums and a terrific, authentic Hemingway-backed story. The brand has taken that drinkability both to hard-core rum aficionados and, …

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 By Alexander Britell Just to the side of a centuries-old stone villa in the northeast of Martinique is what just might be the most exciting boutique rum distillery in the entire Caribbean. And all it makes is white rum (for …

 When it made its debut four years ago, Harbour Island’s Afrohead rum sent a shockwave through the industry. Its superb design — and its drinkability — were a refreshing addition to the Caribbean’s rum offering. It was bold, it was cool …

 WEST END — There’s a group of us, sailors and rum-seekers, strolling through the pathways of West End in Tortola, searching for the Pusser’s we knew.  West End has changed in the last 12 months, and will change again in …

 By Alexander Britell The boiler is smoldering, the smell of sugarcane alchemy pungent in the air, steps across the road from the beach. There’s a reason, after all, why they call it Cane Garden Bay. Here, in an old stone …