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Week 28 in Review

Celebrity brands launched, new cocktails created, bars reviewed and international distribution deals cut.  It has been a busy week in the rum world.  Read on.

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Maui Rum gets some love from the San Francisco Chronicle for being among Hawaii’s top home grown spirits.  Click here for the full story.

The ‘farm to table’ trend meets mixology as the traditional mojito gets a Vermont twist in the Burlington Free Press.

National Post picks four finalists in their Tournament of Beverages cocktail competition.  A pretty nice rum drink called the Green Flash Rum Sour makes the cut.

Drinks Business reports that an international distributor called Cross Planet plans to launch the super-premium Cachaca Poesia in the US market next month.  Story at DBR.

Blanco Especial, the new white rum offering from Brugal, is set to enter the UK market.  Distribution will be handled by Maxxium UK.  Get the details at Harpers.

The crew at 320 Main and their stellar cocktails get some press in a recent Patch.com article.

Five Old Monk Mixes: Beyond rum and Coke.  Discovering new ways to enjoy India’s favorite rum with CNN Global.  Read on.

The craft cocktail movement hits Gulf Coastal Florida as the United States Bartenders Guild (USBG) launches its latest chapter in Tampa.  The Food Critic at Tampa Bay.com has the story.

The Star reports that Yaad Swag, the new rum from reggae superstar Beenie Man is due to hit the Jamaican market this week.

Moodie reports that Mount Gay Rum has launched their brand in the UAE at duty free shops in Dubai International Airport.