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The Week in Rum

A Florida distillery readies for rum, tiki hits Sacramento and the relaunch of an Aussie rum in this week’s news.
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imageTiki makes a comeback in midtown Sacramento with the opening of Rum Rok, an old school cocktail den that pays homage to classic drinks. Click here for the full story.

East Volusia County has a spirited history with rum and the Craig family wants to add to it. The family is converting an old laundromat into the Copper Bottom Craft Distillery at 998 N. Beach St., located at the western base of the Seabreeze Boulevard bridge. Daytona Beach News-Journal has the scoop.

From Daily Mail: When Alberto Vollmer’s hacienda in northern Venezuela was robbed by a group of local gang members, many were surprised that he chose not to put them in prison. Instead, the CEO of Santa Teresa, Venezuela’s leading rum producer, took it upon himself to help the young criminals turn their lives around and offered them a job.

It was a Queensland, Australia icon that only a few years ago was threatened with extinction. Now Beenleigh Rum is making a comeback in one of the toughest liquor markets in the world, the upmarket bars of California. Get details at Courier Mail.