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Week 17 in Review

Green distilleries expand, premium rums reviewed and new products launched in this week’s news.

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imageYet another micro-distillery plans to set up shop on the east coast. Cooper River Distillers will launch in Camden, NJ with Petty’s Island Rum being the first of a full series of products. USA Today has the details.

The crew from Daily Meal discovers the rum world through a premium tasting session that includes Kaniche, Flor de Caña, Papa’s Pilar, El Dorado, Barbancourt and more. Click here to read about their favorites.

“Hailing from the jungles of Panama, Selvarey Rum is breaking the mold with its upscale, single-estate white and flavored rums. The independent spirits company is based in Los Angeles and co-founded by brothers Marc and Seth Gold, and Robert Herzig, who are bringing an elegance and refinement to the category with their White and Cacao rums.” Here’s more from Bev Net.

From Wicked Local: More than 20 years ago, Truro Vineyards brought winemaking to Cape Cod. Now it’s doubling down with a distillery. The family-owned vineyard in North Truro will release its first liquor, a spiced rum, next month as it ventures into the world of still-making.

Bacardi Limited is raising the bar on environmental sustainability, site by site. The high standards are evident at the Bacardi rum distillery in Catano, Puerto Rico, where the company recently constructed three new aging warehouses using tons of recycled concrete.
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