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The Week in Rum

The Week in Rum

A new drop from Bundy, a discussion with the youngest Rum Master and Saint James scores big in this week’s news.


image“This man invented his dream job… and now travels the world drinking rum.” Ian Burrell sits down with to talk about cocktails, rum and the upcoming rum festival in London. Click here for more.

The Bundaberg Master Distillers’ Collection will be released at the Spirit of Bundaberg Festival next week. Aged 10 years in American white oak, the new rum was finished in small, heavy charred barrels to create an “enticingly sweet rum.” The Shout has details.

From Yahoo Odd Jobs: The World’s Youngest (and Only Woman) Rum Master, we chat with Jassil Villanueva Quintana about being the youngest — and first female — rum master in the world.

Since the beginning of 2015, Caribbean pure cane rum producer Saint James Rhum has increased worldwide volume sales by 14%. The Spirits Business has details about the recent success of this historic brand.

It’s best known as the drink of choice for buccaneers and sea dogs, but in Melbourne, rum, a sugar cane-based spirit, is enjoying a renaissance. And at Fitzroy bar, The Rum Diary brand is getting so much love owner Hamish Goonetilleke has launched a crowdfunding campaign to produce 1000 bottles of the bar’s very own spiced rum. Weekly Review has details.