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Week 10 in Review

Tiki meets Houston, launching Harvest Rum and more about the cellar at Harewood House in the news.

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image“What do you get when you mix a sorghum grower, a legendary distiller and a new distillery? Wilderness Trace’s Harvest Rum, which was first shipped to stores in mid-February and will go to restaurants in March.” Get the full story at Kentucky.com.

Following a dry spell of nearly 30 years, Houston finally scores another Polynesian inspired drinking establishment. Say hello to Lei Low Tiki Bar.

“We brought a bottle back to the shop and it took maybe half an hour to get the mould off, and then another half an hour to get the cork out.” More coverage of the rare rum find at Harewood House. Click here.

From Drink Spirits: The Edrington Group has seen some solid success with their ultra high-end releases for Macallan, so they’re bringing a very similar strategy and sensibility to Brugal, their rum brand. Papá Andrés Rum enter she market.

It remains controversial but the US Virgin Islands are set to receive an advance of more than $60 million in rum cover-over tax revenues. VI Daily News has the details.