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John Watling’s Distillery Is Open Again in Nassau

 One of the most popular attractions in The Bahamas is welcoming visitors again, Caribbean Journal has confirmed.  John Watling’s Distillery, which makes one of the country’s top rum brands, has reopened to visitors at its site in historic downtown Nassau.  …

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How to Travel to Grenada Right Now

 Spectacular rum, marvelous beaches, world-class chocolate and a potpourri of diverse resorts are just a few of the charms of Grenada. And now that the island has been open for tourism since the summer, more and more travelers are heading …

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Rum Journal: A Powerful Rum From Puerto Rico

 There’s a pantheon of “overproof” rums across the Caribbean, a fiery group of sought-after expressions like Grenada’s Rivers Rum and St Vincent and the Grenadine’s aptly, wonderfully named Very Strong Rum.  In recent years, the overproof category has seen a …

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 The right beach, the right chair, the right drink. It may sound simple, but, like the greatest cocktails, you only need a few ingredients. In a time when travel has been significantly disrupted, this is the kind of experience we …

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 The recently-transformed Club Med La Caravelle all-inclusive resort in Guadeloupe is reopening this month, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The property will be officially relaunching on Dec. 18, according to Club Med.  Last year, Club Med La Caravelle had unveiled the …

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 There’s a new epicenter in the world of Caribbean rum: the island of St Barth.  In a turbulent year around the world, the island played host to the ultimate rum experience of 2020: the Caribbean Rum Awards and St Barth …

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 If a fortune teller had stirred her tea leaves left instead of right one day in 1962, the world outside of Jamaica might never have heard of ska, reggae, or Bob Marley. That’s how close legendary record producer and Island …

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 One of the Caribbean’s most popular all-inclusive resort has officially relaunched on the island of Saint Lucia, Caribbean Journal has learned.  The Coconut Bay Beach Resort and Spa begins welcoming guests this weekend in Vieux Fort on the island’s picturesque …

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 A group of the most legendary rum makers in the Caribbean is heading to St Barth in November for the Caribbean’s ultimate rum experience.  This year’s Caribbean Rum Awards and St Barth Rum Festival will gather a who’s who of …

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 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 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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 “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 …