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Week 21 in Review

Another Louisiana rum hits the market, win a trip to the DR, booze 101 and more in this week’s news.


“A couple of doctors in the business of making people well have a new venture aimed at simply making people feel good. One-of-a-kind rum made from the natural bounty of Louisiana are distilled right next to rows and rows of sugarcane.” Donner Peltier Distillers enters the growing local spirits scene. Fox 8 has the details.

Stephen Spark discovers one of Seychelles fastest-growing exports – Takamaka Bay rum. He talks to Richard d’Offay who, with his brother Bernard, founded the Trois Frères Distillery on Mahé island. Check it out at

Bartlett Winery and Spirits of Maine Distillery has launched a fine rum, made from organic molasses sourced in South America. Get the scoop right here.

From our friends at Nooga. “Over the years, it seems that rum has gotten a bad rap. Maybe some of us drank way too much of the flavored stuff in high school, but whatever the reason, people rarely come into a bar seeking a delightful rum to sip on. So my question is: What isn’t there to like about rum?

Have you ever been to the Dominican Republic?  Well, this may be your chance.  Our friends at Uncommon Caribbean are giving away a week’s stay at a luxury vacation home along with kiteboarding lessons, island excursions and more.  Hop over to their site to register.