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Week 30 in Review

Another micro-distillery launch, inside Melbourne’s newest rum bar, Bayou’s big debut and more in this week’s news.
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imageGood news from our friends at The Advocate: “It took a year longer than expected, but this month Lacassine-based Louisiana Spirits Distillery began retail sales of its rum in more than 1,000 retail outlets statewide.”

For his Friday Happy Hour segment, Steve at UncommonCaribbean.com discovers Brinley’s Gold Shipwreck Vanilla Rum. Click here to see what he thinks of this popular flavored rum from St. Kitts.

Tired of the big corporate rat-race,  Cheri Reese and Michael Swanson of Hallock, Minnesota cashed it all in to start their very own micro-distillery called Far North Spirits.  Click here for the full story.

Melbourne’s newest rum bar, Los Barbudos, has taken up residence on Smith Street in Fitzroy, bringing with it the atmosphere of Cuba’s golden age.” Get all the details in Hospitality Magazine.

Fresh off a trip to the islands, Bahama Bob waxes poetic about Cuban rum, Hemingway and Havana. Get all that and more at the Rumstyles Blog.