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Week 1 in Review

The first week of the New Year was packed with rum news. Get up to speed right here.

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imageFrom the Drinks Report: The history of rum production in Guatemala is strongly linked to the Botran family. Felicity Murray talks to commercial director Frank QuiƱones about their unique product that recently gained GI status.

To mark their fifth anniversary, design firm Robot Food launched a 5 year old rum complete with some of the coolest packaging we’ve seen in some time. The Die Line blog has the details.

Manchester just can’t get enough of those damn Zombie cocktails, it would seem. Just when we thought we’d done tiki to death, up pops Lola Lo, the new tiki bar on Deansgate Locks. And yes, they do sell Zombies.” Manchester Evening News has the full report.

On a cold day in Fort Lauderdale (ha!) our friend Steve from Uncommon Caribbean whips up a tasty rum drink called “Ruminiscing” while reminiscing about his many travels to warmer climates. Check it out.

The Cocktail Geek reviews Alnwick Rum, a relatively new Jamaica/Guyana blend from Scotland. Click here to see what he thinks of it.