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The Week in Rum

A new Chicago rum bar, drink flavorings from Havana Club and trouble in St. Croix for Diageo in the news.


imageNew drink flavourings have been launched in a collaboration between Havana Club rum and bitters producers The Bitter Truth.  The Essence of Cuba range is inspired by Havana Club Añejo 7 Años, offering bartenders a new way to serve and enjoy the aged Cuban rum. The four flavours are Aromatic Leaf, Honey, Island Fruit and Coffee.  Bar Mag has the full story.

A bit of Old Havana, touch of Art Deco and a lot of rum come together at the latest cocktail concept from Footman Hospitality (Bangers & Lace, The Betty). Sparrow is essentially a refurbished lobby bar now open in a circa 1927 Gold Coast Chicago apartment building.  Get the scoop from Zagat.

Alnwick Rum has launched a new drink just in time for the festive season.  Golden Spiced Rum is a new blend from what is one of the region’s oldest drinks companies, designed to appeal to the younger market.  Details at The Chronicle.

From Pursuitist: Facundo Rum Collection, Barcardi’s high end sipping rums, has rolled out a limited-edition bar cart for the holiday season to tempt the brand’s growing tribe of rum aficionados.

The Department of Justice and the U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Consumer Affairs are investigating Captain Morgan Rum owner Diageo for allegedly shipping rum to the Captain Morgan Rum Distillery while claiming it was importing molasses for rum distillation.  Get more at Digital Times.