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Davidoff Joining Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth

 Global luxury brand Davidoff is joining this year’s Caribbean Rum Awards in St Barth.  The Switzerland-based premium cigar and accessory company will be the official cigar company of Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards, which take place from Nov. 10-Nov. 15, …

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St Barth’s Manapany Hotel Is Returning in November

 St Barth’s hottest boutique hotel is set to relaunch in November, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Manapany Hotel in Anse des Cayes will officially reopen on Nov. 5, according to the property.  That’s in time for the beginning of the …

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James Bond’s Jamaican Rum

 “It’s just that I’d rather die of drink than of thirst” — James Bond in Ian Fleming’s Thunderball  The guests to Ian Fleming’s Goldeneye villa in Jamaica were welcomed with a singular cocktail called the “Old Man’s Thing.” The recipe for …

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 The Caribbean’s ultimate rum experience is returning this Nov. 10-15, 2020 in St Barth.  The 2020 edition of Caribbean Journal’s Caribbean Rum Awards and the St Barth Rum Festival, a week-long celebration of the Caribbean’s finest rum, will return to …

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 The greatest food in the world and the greatest rum in the world, all one one island for one week.  That’s the case each November when the Caribbean Rum Awards and the St Barth Gourmet Festival come together for a …

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 As the rum category has grown in recent years, so, too has the number of what we like to call “aftermarket” rums — that is, rums brought from the Caribbean and bottled or branded somewhere else — sometimes losing a bit …

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 Right now, more than ever, we all want to be in the Caribbean. There’s that feeling of the Caribbean that we want; that spirit of the Caribbean with which we so desperately want to engage — to experience its wonders, its …

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 The newest rum brand to hit the market is “Rude Bwoy,” a collection of rums born out of a deep family connection to the Caribbean. The brand is the brainchild of Patrick Mitchell and James Larson, who have cultivated both …

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 There are some signature stops for those who love the Caribbean; some sought-after places that are more than just hotels.  Since 1974, the beloved, family-run Bolongo Bay has been just that — from the iconic Iggie’s Beach Bar to the …

barbados rum distillery frontline workers

 One of Barbados’ most iconic rum distilleries has shifted course to help meet the needs of frontline workers in the pandemic.  The venerable West Indies Rum Distillery is now playing a major role in producing both surgical alcohol and hand …

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 The Fog Cutter. The Hurricane. The Chief Lapu Lapu. The Mai Tai.  These are some of the drinks that have defined the world of “tiki,” the colorful, cheerful, retro culture that for almost 100 years has paid tribute to a …

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 Whether there’s a significant storm and it’s time to rebuild, or a developer is trying to build on a remote Caribbean location, there’s one essential need that isn’t easy to find: housing for the workforce. Since 2007, Gulf Land Structures …

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 Some of the most famous cocktails in the world originated in the Caribbean, and while they come in a variety of tastes and traditions, they all share one common ingredient: rum. Here are some of our favorite Caribbean cocktails and …

caribbean music beach

 Next to smell, there’s nothing like music to spark memories. So while we can’t bring you the fragrance of Frangipani (or even suntan lotion), these 15 songs capture the memory of times spent relaxing on Caribbean beaches, drinking rum drinks …

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 A group of distilleries in Grenada has stepped up to the plate to produce hand sanitizer amid the island’s fight against coronavirus. Doing their part to help residents stay safe, Grenada Distillers Limited, Blue Light Gin and Westerhall Estate, Grenada …

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 The eastern Atlantic coast of Martinique is full of winding roads and banana trees, a place of imposing villas and plantations and endless fields of sugarcane.  And here, hidden in an old stone estate up a hillside on the N6 …

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 The sound of the surf, the smell of the salt air; the feeling when your toes hit powder-soft sand.  Beaches are more than just places, more than scenery; they’re their own states of mind, their own dimensions.  And we could …

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 Is there a more iconic harbor anywhere in the Caribbean? It’s a place of many names: English Harbour; the Sailing Capital of the Caribbean; the old stomping grounds of Horatio Nelson; a UNESCO World Heritage Site.  No matter what you …