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Tag Archives: Rum

• Bacardi Pledges $3 Million to Disaster Relief Assistance

Bacardi Pledges $3 Million to Disaster Relief Assistance

“In the wake of the devastation caused by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, as well as the earthquakes in Mexico, Bacardi Limited and the Bacardí family commit US$3,000,000 for disaster relief and recovery efforts in the impacted areas. The world’s largest privately held spirits company designates US$2,000,000 in cash and other assistance to Puerto Rico, and […]

• Hey, guess what ‘unlimited’ stuff you can now bring back from Cuba!

Hey, guess what ‘unlimited’ stuff you can now bring back from Cuba!

As of Monday, Americans can now bring home all the Cuban rum and cigars you want! Yes, you heard that right. As long as you don’t sell it but consume or smoke it all by yourself. Well, with friends, of course. And you’ll give a huge boost to the Cuban economy. What’s also nice, the […]

• Ahoy! Cocktails to help you Talk Like a Pirate! Arrr, 9/19!

Ahoy! Cocktails to help you Talk Like a Pirate! Arrr, 9/19!

Monday is the day – International Talk Like a Pirate Day! A day to swagger and growl, a day to let your inner buccaneer out to play. As our friend Tom Smith wrote in his classic song, “Talk Like a Pirate Day,” it’s “That time in September when sea dogs remember that grown ups still […]

An American Gin To Be Proud Of And Other Boozy Musings

An American Gin To Be Proud Of And Other Boozy Musings

Nothing like going to your favorite local for a little uplifting booze tasting. I was happily informed that the bar at Messhall was stocking Letherbee gin out of Chicago. I first had it in a barrel-aged Negroni at Maria’s Packaged Goods & Community Bar, a bit of a mouthful of a name but one of […]

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• Happy National Rum Day! Here’re 10 Cocktails For You…

Happy National Rum Day! Here’re 10 Cocktails For You…

Today is National Rum Day in the United States — the kind of holiday that shouldn’t just be limited to America. So we thought we’d help make National Rum Day an International Rum Day, by offering a list of 10 terrific rum recipes from all over the Caribbean (and one from the US). So take a […]

• Distilled Spirits Consumption Increases for 15th Straight Year

Distilled Spirits Consumption Increases for 15th Straight Year

NORWALK, Conn., Aug. 8, 2013 — /PRNewswire/ — The distilled spirits industry continued to advance in volume and popularity in 2012.  New laws making spirits more accessible for purchase have helped the industry surpass 200 million cases for the first time.  According to the Beverage Information Group’s Liquor Handbook 2013, distilled spirits consumption rose 3.5% to […]

• Celeb Booze: Kenny Chesney Launches Blue Chair Bay Rum

Celeb Booze: Kenny Chesney Launches Blue Chair Bay Rum

Fishbowl Spirits LLC, a new, independent spirits company wholly owned by country recording artist Kenny Chesney today announced the launch of premium spirits line, Blue Chair Bay Rum. Chesney founded Fishbowl Spirits to be the entity through which he fulfills his long-time dream of producing a spirit embodying his passion for the islands. The project […]

• Bacardi celebrates 150th birthday with rare rum release

Bacardi celebrates 150th birthday with rare rum release

To celebrate Bacardi’s 150th birthday, Bacardi has released its rarest rum to date – Ron Bacardi de Maestros de Ron, Vintage: MMXII. This anniversary blend saw eight of the Bacardi family’s most senior Maestros de Ron(master-blenders) join forces to create the rum that pays homage to their ancestor and founder Don Facundo Bacardí Massó. One […]

• Ultimate Cocktail Challenge® 2012 Announces Winners

Ultimate Cocktail Challenge® 2012 Announces Winners

2012 Chairman’s Trophy Winners Announced For Best Gin, Vodka, Tequila, Rum and More in Contemporary Classic Cocktail Categories. Ultimate Beverage Challenge® (UBC), is proud to announce the results of the annual Ultimate Cocktail Challenge® (UCC) held at Astor Center in New York City, June 4 – 8, 2012. Ultimate Cocktail Challenge encompasses two distinct competitions […]

• New rum, Admiral Vernon’s “Old J”, takes on Sailor Jerry

New rum, Admiral Vernon’s “Old J”, takes on Sailor Jerry

A new spiced rum is looking to fill the gap its creators believe was left in the market following the recipe change to the Sailor Jerry brand. UK distributor and brand owner LWC Drinks has launched Admiral Vernon’s “Old J”, a product developed by a former employee of First Drinks, which owns Sailor Jerry. Promising […]

• 50 year old Jamaican rum comes to market

50 year old Jamaican rum comes to market

Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has unveiled a 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum, which the company claims to be the world’s oldest. J. Wray & Nephew owned Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum has been launched to celebrate Jamaica’s 50th anniversary of Independence this summer. Only 800 bottles will be made available for sale around the world […]

• Pernod registers Cuban rum Havanista TM

Pernod registers Cuban rum Havanista TM

Pernod Ricard has registered the trademark Havanista in the US with a view to launching the brand there if the country lifts its embargo on Cuban imports. Produced and bottled in Cuba, Havanista is being positioned as “a premium Cuban rum aimed specifically at the US market.” The move follows yesterday’s decision by the US […]

• Rum flavoured vodka to hit UK. Now, does this make sense?

Rum flavoured vodka to hit UK. Now, does this make sense?

The world’s first vodka infused with rum will be launched on 31 March in the UK. Brought to the market by Gannibal, the new product has been created by rum ambassador Ian Burrell using “ultra premium” vodka and concentrated rum flavour. The vodka is made from “the world’s most expensive wheat” from Kazakhstan combined with […]

• Smart! Gosling’s to launch Dark ‘n Stormy in cans

Smart! Gosling’s to launch Dark ‘n Stormy in cans

Bermuda-based distilled beverages company Gosling’s Brothers is set to launch Dark ‘n Stormy cocktail in a new 8.4oz/250ml can in the US. The cocktail is a blend of Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and Gosling’s Stormy Ginger Beer, and is described as ‘Bermuda’s National Drink’. The new canned version of 9% ABV drink will be available […]

• More celeb booze: Enrique Iglesias partners with Atlantico Rum

More celeb booze: Enrique Iglesias partners with Atlantico Rum

The smooth sexy voice of Enrique Iglesias is speaking out about a smooth luxury rum from the Dominican Republic that strikes his fancy. The love affair has apparently become serious as Iglesias recently announced a partnership with the up and coming new Atlantico brand of rum. With more than 58 million albums sold worldwide, Enrique […]