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The Week in Rum

The Week in Rum

New rum from England, a new look for Plantation and Papa Andres gets some love in this week’s news.


image“The newest addition to the top shelf of upscale bars—a limited edition rum from the Dominican Republic’s Brugal family.” Fortune Magazine gets their first sip of Papá Andres.

DieLine Blog reports on a new craft rum from England: Bushtea rum is craft distilled in England from a unique recipe inspired by traditional bush teas of the Caribbean. An infusion of fiery root ginger, citrus zests and playful hibiscus results in a bright, uplifting rum guaranteed to enliven the soul.

Meet the world’s youngest rum master. One part alchemist, one part business woman, Jassil Villanueva Quintana is leading the way for millennials to take over the spirits industry. Fast Company has the full story.

Luxury hotels are getting into spirits, offering private label blends guests can sample at the bar or take home as a memory in a bottle. In honor of its 130th anniversary this year, the Hamilton Princess and Beach Club in Bermuda will introduce “The Princess Rum” in partnership with the country’s venerable Gosling’s Rum in the fall. Details at The New York Times.

French drinks group Cognac Ferrand has revealed a bottle redesign for its Plantation Dark Rum, at the same time as announcing a new distribution partnership with Identity Drinks Brands. Our friends at the Spirits Business have the scoop.