Tag Archives: Havana

“a woman walks into a bar…” at La Descarga

“a woman walks into a bar…” at La Descarga

Sometimes an evening out at the bar doesn’t make the time fly as it does when you’re in a bubble of jollity, quaffing ambrosial spirits. Sometimes you’re stuck in limbo merely as an observer, surveying the herd at play as the hands of time tick-tock loudly away making you acutely aware of Father Time. This […]

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• Ready to RUMble

Ready to RUMble

Not being a regular rum drinker other than old school rum & coke, and oh, mojitos in Havana, I was lucky to be sent a bottle each of Cockspur Aged Reserve Rum and Cockspur Bajan Crafted Rum 12 to try. As luck would have it, I was having a dinner party and thought it would […]

• Pernod Ricard loses US Havana Club appeal

Pernod Ricard has lost the latest US court ruling in its battle with Bacardi over the right to use the Havana Club brand name in the US market. The ruling is the latest twist in a decades-long saga between Pernod Ricard, which sells Havana Club rum made in Cuba outside the US, and Bacardi USA, […]

• Bacardi Continues Legal Actions to Protect Its Havana Club TM Rights in Spain

Bacardi Continues Legal Actions to Protect Its Havana Club TM Rights in Spain

Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, continues to pursue all available legal options to protect its legitimate ownership and trademark rights to the Havana Club brand in Spain. In a brief filed with the High Court earlier this month, Bacardi Limited asked the Spanish Supreme Court for clarification of some […]

• Bacardi loses court battle for Havana Club rum trademark

Bacardi loses court battle for Havana Club rum trademark

Bacardi has vowed to continue its fight over the Havana Club rum trademark in Spain after it lost its case for the third time over rival Pernod Ricard. Spanish Supreme Court ruled that Havana Club Holdings, a joint venture between French group Pernod Ricard and Cuba’s state-owned Cuba Ron, as the owner of the Cuban […]

• Can’t make it to Havana? Pretend with these Cuban cocktails

Can’t make it to Havana? Pretend with these Cuban cocktails

The Caribbean may be famed for alcoholic drinks but Cuba, which invented mojitos and daiquiris, is the big daddy of cocktails. Here’s how to make three. Cuba and cocktails go back a long way. Daiquiris were purportedly being downed in the mountains of Cuba as early as the 1890’s. Home of the infamous Havana rum, […]