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Week 3 in Review

Bahamas Rum Fest details, subsidies for Caribbean distillers and more in this week’s news.

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image“Rum producers in Barbados and the Caribbean may have gained a reprieve from harmful American rum subsidies from an unlikely source – the United States Congress.” Get the details at Stabroek News.

Cruzan Rum‘s parent company sold for $16 billion last week. What does that mean for the popular brand from St. Croix? VI Daily News has the scoop.

Get ready! Plans are coming together for the most exciting new rum event of the year. Festival Rum Bahamas will bring a wide array of music, food and plenty of rum to Nassau this February. Here are the details.

From Market Watch: Country star Kenny Chesney has joined the celebrity spirits bandwagon with a rum that fits his tropics-loving, “No Shoes, No Shirt, No Problems” attitude.

Are you looking to discover the real Caribbean while leaving the obnoxious cruise ship crowd behind? Rum Shop Ryan has all the details about Island Windjammer tours. Check it out.

We know that many of our readers have been battling nasty winter weather with snow and record low temps this week, so maybe a few hot drinks are in order. WTOP has 10 recipes to choose from.