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Week 18 in Review

The art of Bacardi, craft cocktails in Austin and more micro rums released in this week’s news.


image“Drink it on the straight up, over ice or mixed long or short. However you like your rum, try one of these special bottles.” Check out the Top 10 Rums list from The Independent.

Austin, Texas has a new Cuban-inspired bar that is heavy on Caribbean food and rum drinks. Click here to see what The Chronicle is saying about Pleasant Storage Room.

Coffee and sugar are a classic combination. But La Colombe’s gonzo guy, Todd Carmichael, is taking the duo to an unexpected place – a bottle of Port Richmond-made coffee rum called Different Drum.” Read more at

Bacardi has released a series of seven postcards to celebrate more than 150 years of its signature rum. The company has opened its archives to reveal some fascinating facts behind the spirit that is the basis for some of the world’s most famous recipes including the Mojito, Daiquiri, Piña Colada, and Cuba Libre. See everything at The Daily Mail.

From Virgin Islands Daily: Even as the V.I. Government grapples with its own financial woes and an estimated $40 million budget shortfall this fiscal year, local rum-maker Cruzan VIRIL has asked for more government money to help the company stay afloat as it battles to hold onto its bulk rum customers and tries to reclaim some of the market share it has lost to Puerto Rico in the last two years.