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Rum Journal: A Martinique Rhum With a Different Story

 Above: the Dillon distillery in Martinique (CJ Photo) Dillon is a storied name on the island of Martinique, a landmark French appellation in the heart of the French Caribbean. But upon deeper examination, it is not quite what it appears. …

Rum Journal: Barbados’ Doorly’s XO Rum

 Barbados is a land of many rums, many of which never make it beyond the shores of the island. Sure, there are Mount Gay and Cockspur, but the English-speaking Caribbean’s rum capital is full of small-batch rums with interesting names …

Rum Journal: Pyrat Rum XO Reserve

 For a long time, Pyrat Rum was bottled in Anguilla. Of course, Anguilla isn’t a sugar cane hub — but in recent years, everything has shifted to sugar-rich Guyana. That country, geographically South American but culturally and politically Caribbean, produces …

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 PLANTATION is a rather interesting brand: the company is owned by France’s Cognac Ferrand, and sort of “collects” rums from a host of Caribbean islands. Each rum, which the company considers a “grand cru,” is labeled as Plantation and the …