Details about Cuban rum, boutique distilleries in the VI, cocktail recipes and more in this week’s news
Another rum distillery is set to enter the Virgin Islands. The V.I. Port Authority has signed an agreement with a developer to turn a historical but derelict building in Sub Base into a new tourist attraction. Robert Apfel, a New York financier, plans to establish a boutique rum distillery and museum in a historic naval building at Crown Bay. VI Daily has the news.
From the Democrat & Chronicle: As many people have probably heard, it is much easier to get to Cuba than it has been in about 40 years. Not only is it a lot easier to travel to Cuba, but to the people reading this, one of the more exciting developments is the fact you can bring back some of your favorite substances now. Rum and cigars.
Become familiar with one of the lesser known tiki drinks from 1950s era Beverly Hills. The Rum Mixology blog shares the recipe to the Jet Pilot cocktail.
From Van City Buzz: Pirates, tiki bars and fruitcakes — where would any of them be without rum? Whether you like it straight up, mixed or taken as a shot, here are three delicious ways to make the most of your molasses.
“Rum At Its Finest. The world is waking up to the exquisite qualities that aged rum offers to connoisseurs, cocktailians and, of course, cigar smokers” Cigar Aficionado explores the world of cane spirits and how they pair with impressive smokes.