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The Winners of the Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth

 GUSTAVIA — It came down to a rum-off.  For the first time, the most exclusive rums in the Caribbean went head-to-head in a blind tasting competition at Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth, and a team of seven international …

Rum Journal: Another Exceptional Rum from Papa’s Pilar

 It isn’t easy for a rum brand to get the one-name not of approval from rum aficionados. It takes time, it takes energy and it takes a product that is as consistent as it is But travel to rum hubs …

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From St Barth to Punta Cana, 5 Caribbean Places to Visit in November

 November is one of our favorite times of year to travel to the Caribbean. The weather is glorious, the crowds are less and the deals are plenty. But it’s also close enough to peak season that you’ll still get much …

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 Negril, the bohemian hideout that has grown into one of Jamaica’s top tourist destinations, has a diversity of hotels and resorts unmatched anywhere else on the island. And that includes all-inclusive resorts, where you can pay one price for lodging, …

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 All-inclusive brand Club Med is in the midst of a significant expansion of its resort on the French Caribbean island of Guadeloupe.  The company is investing around $44 million on a major transformation and expansion project at the resort, which …

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 The Caribbean’s most exclusive island is the new home of a major Caribbean rum event. Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards, the region’s leading celebration of premium rums, is coming to St Barth from Nov. 6-10. The second edition of the …

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 This one-way street on the outskirts of Bridgetown has two lines of colorful houses just across Spring Garden Highway from the sea. But it’s the green-and-yellow one three quarters of the way down the road that brings the pilgrims. Robyn …

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 The growth of cask-finished rums has skyrocketed in recent years, as more and more distillers look to add new personalities and characters to rums.  It’s a reminder of the power of the barrel to imbue flavor, of the importance of …

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 By Alexander Britell One of the Caribbean’s most legendary resorts is making its long-awaited comeback in the first quarter of 2020, Caribbean Journal has learned. The historic Rosewood Little Dix Bay resort on Virgin Gorda in the British Virgin Islands …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff One of the coolest bars in New York has officially opened its doors in Jamaica. Miss Lily’s, the Jamaican eatery from Manhattan, has opened a new outpost at the hip Skylark Negril Beach Resort. The …

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 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean has no shortage of great culinary festivals, from St Barth to Barbados, all showcasing the marvelous diversity of Caribbean food. But one of the Caribbean’s most popular destination food festivals has a rather …

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 By Alexander Britell While San Juan has long been Puerto Rico’s undisputed tourism hub, the island’s efforts to ramp up tourism development have meant a look at new destinations for growth. That’s what has taken developers to Ponce, the second-most-populous …

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 By Alexander Britell In what could be an industry-shaking move for Caribbean rum and rhum agricole, global spirits firm Campari Group has purchased French company Rhumantilles. Rhumantilles is the owner of nearly 97 percent of Martinique-based Bellonnie & Bourdillon Successeurs, …

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 The barrels were an afterthought, hidden away in the corner of the rum factory. And while they were few in number, these “lost” barrels held something rather special. And now Papa’s Pilar, the rum brand named for Ernest Hemingway’s fishing …

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 By Alexander Britell Barbados continues to be one of the hottest tourism destinations in the Caribbean. The island has seen a 5.2 percent year-over-year jump in stayover visitor arrivals in the first seven months of 2019, according to new data …

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 By Alexander Britell and Guy Britton There must be some historic meaning. Or it might be a primeval word for tranquility, or the name of some divine spirit. It wasn’t until the third day that I realized. Nevaeh, this otherworldly, …

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 You’re forgiven if you don’t think much of white rum. For too long, molasses-based white rums have dominated the market, particularly in the United States, offering little other than industrial flavors and the occasional headache. But in the French Caribbean, …

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 By Tim CotroneoCJ Contributor Sean Connery, Roger Moore, Pierce Brosnan and Daniel Craig had one thing in common when starring in the legendary James Bond movie series. They all preferred their martinis shaken, not stirred. The lobby bar at The …