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Week 26 in Review

Love for Facundo rums, Jamaican history in Appleton 12 and Koloa expansion plans in this week’s news.

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image“Take a sip of Appleton Estate 12 Year Old rum and you taste sweet spice, tantalizing smoke and vibrant orange peel. But you sense something else, too, something deliciously unique to Appleton’s Jamaican origins.” Toronto Sun has the full story.

Ever wonder what the Bacardi family drinks when they relax at the end of a long day? Now you have the chance to find out. Palm Beach Illustrated has the scoop on Bacardi’s new Facundo line of rums.

From Drinks Report: A new rum is captivating the UK market with its Jamaican soul legacy. The rum is Blackwell Fine Jamaican Rum – the inspiration of the founder of Island Records, Chris Blackwell.

Koloa Rum Company is in need of a new home. Increased product demand has prompted them to reassess their retail operations in Lihue and production facilities in Kalaheo, where the company’s popular spirits are distilled and Kukui Brand jams are manufactured.” Check out TheGardenIsland.com for the full story.

Tanduay, the world’s second most popular rum behind Bacardi, plans to double its sales efforts in the US within the next 12 months. Distribution will expand to New York and California. Click here for the full story.