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Week 49 in Review

Week 49 in Review

More cocktails from Denizen Rum, awards for PA micro distillery and a South African brand expands in this week’s news.


imageDenizen Rum releases the recipe for their favorite drink on the Vanguard Lounge menu. Stop in and order one or mix it up on your own. Either way it’s a winner. Get the details at the Rum Mixology blog.

A decade or so ago, while driving through KwaZulu-Natal cane fields, Clinton Wyness began wondering why South Africa was the only sugar cane-producing region in the world that didn’t have its own rum. He still doesn’t have an answer, but what he does have is Zulu Rum. Times Live has the full story.

New Zealand Herald reports: Drinks giant clobbers Kiwi firm over name. Where there was smoke – and coke – there was fire for a Kiwi rum company which used soft drinks giant Coca-Cola’s prized trademark name. Stolen Rum came up with the catchy Smoke and Coke name for a cocktail featuring its new spiced rum.

Your typical party punch is all well and good when the weather is fine. But in winter, when there’s a damp chill no layering of sweaters can defeat, a hot rum punch is what you want at a holiday celebration. Get the full story at

Small distillers win big in NYC. The fifth annual New York International Spirits Competition held each fall at the 3 West Club in Manhattan has, through a blind tasting, awarded a silver medal to Allegheny Distilling for their Maggie’s Farm Queen’s Share Rum and declared them the Pennsylvania Distillery of the Year. Details at Trib Live.