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The Week in Rum

New rum from the 86 Co., top ranked brands of 2015 and new micro spirits from South Carolina in this week’s news.

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imageThis week, we saw a brand new addition to the local distilling community, as Distillery 36 kicked open its doors in style and released a brand new rum onto Salt Lake City.  Get the full story at City Weekly.

From Drink Spirits: The 86 Company has done the nearly impossible: it has entered into an extremely competitive market with a suite of small brands focused exclusively on the needs of bartenders. Now, The 86 Co. is building on their success with their first new product outside their initial core offering – Cana Brava Reserva Aneja 7 year Rum.

Our friends at Drinks International have ranked the top selling and top trending rums of 2015. Curious about who made the list? Check out the DI site for details.

Red Harbor Rum is not your average rum, nor are the spirit company’s founders, Justin Buchanan and Jake MacDowell, your average distillers. The two, both 24, started their company with a purpose to not only create a tasty liquor but to tell a story. And with their unique rum, the two partners are doing just that. More at Greenville Online.

A sipping rum for Whiskey Lovers: Parce, a rum brand started by NYC native Jim Powers and his brothers three years ago. The story of how a former A & R man from Geffen Records entered the booze business with his family, by way of Columbia, is almost as intriguing as the barrel-aged liquid they are putting in the bottle. Village Voice has the scoop.