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Week 24 in Review

Press for Kenny Chesney’s new brand, rum distilling in Mississippi and 10 Cane’s new home in this week’s news.


The American micro-distilling movement has reached Mississippi!  Natchez Democrat reports that local businessman Doug Charboneau and his son are planning to open a rum distillery in a local building that once housed a tavern.  Here’s more.

Jamaica Gleaner covers the $50 million business deal between 10 Cane and Foursquare Distillery.  The popular brand leaves Trinidad behind for the fertile cane fields of Barbados.

E! covers the high profile rollout of Blue Chair Bay, the Bajan rum brand owned by country music star, Kenny Chesney.  Check it out.

LA Weekly digs through the Los Angeles Public Library archives to discover a collection of original cocktail menus from some of the region’s most notable tiki bars.  Enjoy!

Bundaberg Rum has announced the release of a new, limited edition Bundaberg Original 4.5L Swing Bottle. The collectable product is the first of its kind for the Bundaberg Rum brand, offering Bundy fans a different way to drink their rum of choice with a unique pouring mechanism.” See the pics and get the details at

Phuket News reports about the growing rum scene in Thailand. “Twin Palms has something sweet, fresh and fun up its sleeve. This July, Phuket’s most inventive resort and island lifestyle brand will be ready to unfurl its latest tropical offering, Bongo Rum Bar!