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Week 1 in Review

Big media coverage for Denizen, solera system explained, New Times visits Cruzan, Don Q Gran Anejo gets a shout out and more in this week’s news.


Miami New Times visits St. Croix to check out the Cruzan distillery, learn the ins and outs of making rum and enjoy a few free drinks while their at it.

“Released just last year, Denizen is a magical blend of rums from Trinidad and Jamaica that create a full flavored rum that yes tastes like rum.”  Forbes Magazine gets their rum on. 

Our friend Rum Shop Ryan travels to the Grenadines to pay a visit to Happy Island, a man-made spit of land complete with a bar, restaurant and all the relaxation you can handle.

Robb Report discovers the premium rums of Puerto Rico’s Destilería Serrallés with a sip of Don Q Gran Anejo.

Brugal 1888 is voted one of the Top 10 New Spirits of 2011 by the Huffington Post and Ron de Jeremy gets an honorable mention.  Congrats!

Bold whips up a coconut water rum cocktail to “freshen up your mind and mood.”  You really can’t go wrong with this one. 

Sunrise Bakery‘s secret family recipe rum cake made a big splash at the UK Rum Fest. has the details about their plans for expansion in the coming year. 

You hear the term all the time, but do you really know what the heck a Solera System is?  Bahama Bob has the answers over at the Rum Styles blog.