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Week 10 in Review

Modern day bootlegging in Jamaica, a simple Punch recipe, Prince Harry loves One Barrel, another Beach Bar Rum review and much more in this week’s news.

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Prince Harry makes a trip to Belize and gets a taste of local music, dance, food and One Barrel Rum!  People Magazine has the details.

NY Daily reports that the “Hollywood elite” showed up in droves to the Stone Rose Bar last week for the official launch of Caliche, the premium white Puerto Rican rum from Roberto Serralles and nightlife tycoon Rande Gerber.  

Modern Day Bootlegging – “Three people were arrested and held at a house in Jamaica where the illegal manufacturing of rum was taking place.  Those held in the operation included a woman and two males. They were held during a police operation in the Sydenham community outside Spanish Town, St Catherine.”

The Drink Spirits blog team makes a trip to Trinidad for a look at the birthplace of Angostura Rum.  What do they discover….?  Tune in to find out.

In the Mix looks into the 1,2,3,4 method of drink mixing in their latest article – Rum Punch, the flavor of the islands.  Enjoy. 

“…This was a time when pirates and foreign invaders preyed regularly at her shores, miracles were common and rum first displaced brandy and cognac as the local drink of choice.  Then, as now, the rum most-desired in Puerto Rico: Ron del Barrilito.”  Patrick Bennett of Uncommon Caribbean gets poetic about one of our favorite Puerto Rican rums.

Sammy Hagar’s Beach Bar Rum gets another great review, this time from our island-obsessed friend Rum Shop Ryan.  Check it out.