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The Week in Rum

Bundy gets an upgrade, new tiki bar launch in CA and Parce Rum shaking things up in this week’s news.

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imageMetro Mag has pulled together a list of 8 reasons to visit the beautiful island of Babarbados.  With four world class distillers and an endless number of rum shops it’s no surprise that RUM made the list.  Check it out.

From Eater: Last week, Bobby Heugel, owner of Anvil Bar & Refuge in Houston, dumped more than 20 bottles of his bar’s Flor de Caña‎ rum down the drain after reading a Munchies article that detailed the punishing, and ultimately fatal work conditions of its sugarcane cutters, and how the brand has long been indifferent to the alarming death rate.

Australia’s Bundaberg Distilling Company has announced plans to invest $7.5 million to create a new visitors’ experience at its Bundaberg distillery. The upgrade will create a visitors experience fitting of Australia’s most awarded rum distillery. News Mail has the story.

“It all started one evening in 2010, when Pat Powers was sitting around with his two brothers, Brian and Jim, sipping rum and remembering their dad, who’d passed away just a month earlier.” Check out Fast Company to learn more about how Parce Rum is shaking up the industry.

When Rum Rok opens in midtown Sacramento tonight, it will embrace the “tiki bar” label. But its drink menu will be a distinct departure from the predictable ingredients that characterized tacky tiki venues decades ago. Rum Rok won’t just serve tiki cocktails. It will serve craft tiki cocktails. Get the full scoop from Sacramento Business Journal.