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Week 15 in Review

Angostura expands, Captain Morgan launches Black Spiced, Stolen Rum wins a Double Gold and Barrel House releases the new Oak Rum in this week’s news.


Barrel House Distilling Co. of Lexington, KY has released a barrel aged 105 proof rum.  Oak Rum, as it is called, will be available in Illinois, Kentucky and online.  Click here for details.

Steve Bennett from Uncommon Caribbean stirs up trouble in Curacao while trying to dig up information about something called Green Rum.  Go get ’em Steve!

Harpers reports that in an effort to cater to the 25-30 year old sales market, Blavod Wines and Spirits has launched a new rum brand called Red Leg.  “The rum is spiced with vanilla and ginger and packaging incorporates the motif of the Red Leg hermit crab named for its bright red legs which is a native of the coral reefs of the Caribbean.”

New Zealand’s Stolen Rum wins their second Double Gold medal at the recent San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  TV-NZ has the scoop.

“Angostura is famous the world over for its aromatic bitters yet its range of rums, including premium blends 1824 and 1919, is still relatively unknown in many countries.”  TnT Newsday reports on Angostura’s three year plan to target emerging markets.

The Rum Examiner, Robert Burr, discovers the new 95 proof Black Spiced Rum from Captain Morgan.  Tune in to see what he thinks.

Well, the party may be over for anyone who enjoyed watching the wild airport action at Maho Beach in St. Maarten.  After a recent accident, local officials make plans to secure the area long known for rum fueled fun.  MSNBC reports.