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Week 22 in Review

A move up for 10 Cane, Tanduay gets an edge, Bundy turns 125 and more in this week’s rum news.  Enjoy.


The Bundaberg Distilling Co. has announced it will launch its “most exceptional rum to date”, the BDC 125th Anniversary Rum, while it will also update the label on Bundaberg Rum Original to mark the occasion. Available from July, the new label design on Bundaberg Rum Original recognizes the distillery’s 125-year milestone and marks the first stage of its anniversary celebrations, according to owner Diageo.  Get the rest from The Shout.

Really good news for 10 Cane Rum fans from The Guardian.  “Luxury giant Moët Hennessy, one of the world’s leading wine and spirits groups, is shifting production of its flagship rum brand 10 Cane from Trinidad to Barbados. The Paris-based firm announced that it would be blending and bottling 10 Cane, its premium light rum brand, at Foursquare Rum Distillery (Barbados) in a move that is expected to pour as much as US$50 million into the Barbados economy.”

Beverage Daily reports: ‘Transcendent spirit’ Bacardi risks losing lead in global rum sales. Bacardi is in danger of losing its ‘coveted position’ as the world’s bestselling rum to Philippines rum brand Tanduay, according to a new survey of spirits brands sales in 2012.

Sipping on rum and soda from a metallic cup, Captain Morgan and a trio of women in tight clothing stopped at D’Jai’s on Thursday, not in search of a treasure but rather to unload one. The Captain, on behalf of Diageo – which owns the Captain Morgan brand – presented Belmar officials with a check for $10,000 to help the borough’s Hurricane Sandy victims. Read all about it at