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Week 23 in Review

Love for Old Salt, rum and tonic gets respect, cachaca heats up and more in this week’s news roundup.


imageFrom Bloomberg News: “The Business of Spirits” Author Noah Rothbaum discusses cachaca, Brazil’s popular libation which is the third most-consumed spirit in the world. He speaks with Pimm Fox on Bloomberg Television’s “Taking Stock.”

“At first, the idea of combining the flavors of rum with tonic in one, tall glass seems like a terrible decision, we know. They’re opposites. They can’t possibly get along, right? Wrong. Rum and tonic make fast friends when accompanied with ice and lime — and their harmony comes across with the first sip. But don’t take our word for it, see for yourself.” Huffington Post has the details.

Our friends at Monsters & Critics discover the loveliness of Brugal Especial Extra Dry and mix it up in a cocktail that looks something like a Mojito. Check it out.

“A rum created in Dullingham has won an international spirits competition in Hong Kong – beating off brands including Havana and Bacardi. Old Salt Rum, made in the English Spirit Distillery on Brinkley Road in Dullingham, won first place at RumFest.” Read the whole story at Cambridge News.

Island governments and distilleries have pooled their resources to market and promote Authentic Caribbean Rums in Europe. Trini Express has the full story.