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Week 16 in Review

Nassau gets a local rum, awards for Bundaberg and the north east distilling scene gets coverage in this week’s news.


“The smell of molasses turning into rum is once again wafting from North Shore distilleries, much as it did from Medford to Newburyport during Colonial days and the Revolutionary War era.” The Boston Globe covers the rum distillery resurgence in the north east.

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Access Atlanta reports on the city’s growing rum scene.  “I’d call myself an omnivore when it comes to both food and drink. But there are some things that have never really excited or interested me.  Rum certainly was one those things, until very recently.”

John Watling’s rum, the “Spirit of The Bahamas,” announced today that it has opened its doors for complimentary tours at its home, the Buena Vista Estate, in Downtown Nassau.  Herald Online has the scoop.

“Two of the Bundaberg Distilling Company‘s limited-release rums have been recognised globally at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition this week.  Both Master Distillers Collection releases – the Double Barrel and Dark Oak rum – were awarded gold and silver medals facing in the face of stiff competition from more than 1400 spirits.”  Click here for the rest of the story.