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The Week in Rum

The Week in Rum

New distilleries open, big press for Lost Spirits and versatile cocktails in this week’s news.


image“Creating 20-Year-Old Liquor in Six Days: How the Spirits Industry Is About to Be Transformed” Huffington Post discovers the new science of rum from Lost Spirits.

Roger Morenc officially opened his Marlin & Barrel Distillery a week ago. He has bottles of his own vodka and rum ready for sale, but now much of the real work begins. The St. Augustine Record has the details.

The versatility of rum: Vancouver bartender weighs in
Cooper Tardivel offers a recipe for a winter rum cocktail called Night Moves. Get the full story at CBC News.

Vancouver’s rich history never ceases to inspire me in my quest for unique cocktail creations, and for this week’s post, I drew inspiration from the city’s role as a rum-running hub during the United States’ prohibition era (from 1920 to 1933).” Three top rum drinks from Vancity Buzz.

The Royal Navy‘s invasion of Jamaica in 1655 had a lot of terribly negative outcomes. The commanders ended up in the Tower of London. Many of the English sailors fell sick or starved. A lot of Spanish settlers died. But there was one undeniably positive outcome: rum. Gizmodo releases a guide to Navy strength rum.