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Week 12 in Review

Malibu Red debuts, Caribbean Journal discovers Dos Maderas 5+3, Seleccion de Maestros hits the Czech Republic and much more in this week’s rum news.


Caribbean launches Rum Journal, a segment that examines the wonderful world of cane spirits.  Their first piece looks into the super-premium Dos Maderas 5+3.

“One can imagine my intrigue when I heard about another spirit, a rum, that is also aged in wooden casksdeep under the surface of the ocean. Seven fathoms deep, to be precise.”  Made Man is introduced to Seven Fathoms Rum from the Cayman Islands.

From The Shout: The Bundaberg Distilling Company has released its award-winning Golden Reserve variant, the third instalment in the Bundaberg Rum brand’s Master Distillers’ Collection.

The city of Canton, Ohio will soon have its very own micro-distillery.  By next fall, H&H Distilling will be pumping out nearly 1000 gallons of rum per month, available to distributors and the walk-in public.  Get the details at Canton Rep.

“R&B genius Ne-Yo has partnered up with Malibu Rum for his next business venture.”  Vibe reports on the NYC launch of Malibu Red.

Havana Club launches their ultra premium Seleccíon de Maestros in the Czech Republic to rave reviews from rum enthusiasts, journalists and the general public.  Prague Post has the scoop.

Our drinking buddy, Rum Shop Ryan, interviews Robert Burr, the cane spirits guru behind the annual Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, Rum Cruise, Rob’s Rum Guide and owner of the super-exclusive Rum Wreck Bar.