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Week 22 in Review

Top honors for new brands, products launched in the UK and a Canadian legend gets a new look in this week’s news.

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imageAfter just two years in business, Cannon Beach Distillery is scoring top honors from the American Distilling Institute for their Silver and Amber rums. Daily Astorian has the full story.

From Drinks Report: Mount Gay Black Barrel small batch hand crafted rum has been launched in the UK. The new rum, which has only selected worldwide availability, has been released in celebration of the brand’s 311-year history, reinforcing the Barbados distillery’s rum-making excellence since 1703.

“A rustic brown building behind the former flour mill in the bayside town of St. Michaels is a fitting setting for the resurrection of spirits — ghosts of Maryland’s spirited past — occurring within its walls.” Del Mar Now discovers craft rum production at Lyon Distilling. Click here for the full story.

It looks like the dawn of a new era from Screech Rum. The old-school Canadian brand has freshened up its look, expanded its one-of-a-kind product line with two new flavors and tripled its range of distribution in recent months. Bev Media has the details.

Rum aficionados and design geeks alike are talking about Bacardi’s new Facundo line of premium rums. Here’s what the design and branding community is saying.