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Week 29 in Review

Tanduay enters the US, good press for Papa’s Pilar, Old Monk loyalists unite and more in this week’s news.

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image“Four years in the making, Papa’s Pilar — named after Hemingway’s treasured fishing boat — is already making a splash at rum competitions nationwide and surpassing sales goals.”  Get the details at Miami Herald.

Tanduay Distillers made the first shipment of its “Asian rum” to the US market last week, as the company aims to grow its exports to a quarter of their business in the next five years. Check out the full story right here.

DNA India reports on Old Monk: “Sales are dropping but loyalists are still raising their glasses to the iconic brand. Yolande D’Mello finds out what makes this dark rum a favourite in our rum-loving nation.”

Our friends over at Rum Journal discover the latest premium Puerto Rican white rum from Destileria Serralles.  Say hello to Caliche.

“Rum-focused small bar The Lobo Plantation has opened its doors in Sydney, boasting a lavish interior design and over 150 fine rums from across the globe.”  Get the details at The Shout.

The wait is almost over!  After years of research, planning, construction and experimentation, Louisiana Spirits is about to launch their new line of Bayou Rum.  Here’s the latest.

Ian Burrell continues his quest to educate the world about cane spirits by launching the Rum University.  Harper’s has the scoop.  ”A five day intensive course on rum is being launched in Spain this September offering both trade professionals and drink enthusiasts the chance to immerse themselves in all things to do with rum.”