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The Week in Rum

Cocktail recipes, Bajan rum, love for Maggie’s Farm and much more in this week’s booze news.

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imageFrance is known for wine making. Barbados is the birthplace of rum. So what does a Frenchman know about rum? That was the question on the lips of some Barbadians more than seven years ago when Raphael Grisoni arrived to take up his post as managing director of Mount Gay Distilleries. Nation News has the story.

The Food & Wine guy at Stuff.com takes full advantage of late summer lime season by whipping up a Navy Highball. Click here for the recipe.

Maggie’s Farm Rum has had a very good year. They’ve raked in awards and accolades from across the country including a Best in Class from the American Craft Spirits Association for their Double Barrel Rum. City Paper has more.

Our friend Bahama Bob discovers the funk of Denizen Merchant’s Reserve at our weekly rum tasting session in Key West. Here’s what he has to say.

Rum has struggled against numerous challenges in the US and Europe over the past five years, but the category now has the opportunity to “regain its footing.” The Spirits Biz has a look at the future of rum.