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Week 27 in Review

Piña Colada history, Disney’s Tiki Room turns 50, Rum House expands and much more in this week’s news.


The Advocate reports: “The owners of the Rum House said the Baton Rouge location of the Caribbean-themed taqueria should be open on Perkins Road near Essen Lane by the end of the year.  The original Rum House, on Magazine Street in New Orleans, serves jerk chicken, tacos and tropical mixed-drinks.”

Just in time for National Piña Colada Day, our friends over at Caribbean Journal take a look at the history of one of the world’s most popular rum cocktails.  Check it out.

“More than 50 years ago, Disneyland’s Enchanted Tiki Room first opened its doors to the public. The attraction was revolutionary as the first to use audio-animatronic technology to make the robotic creatures talk and move.”  KPCC covers the 50th anniversary of when Disney went tiki.

“From Puerto Rico to Cuba and the Philippines, the world’s best rum comes from many a country, but which are the world’s largest rum brands?”  Check out a list of the planet’s top rum brands from The Spirits Biz.

Jem Beverage Company of Carrollton, TX adds a new rum product to their line of micro-distilled spirits that currently include two vodkas and a whiskey.  Stingray Spiced Rum hits the local market.  Dallas Observer has the story.