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Week 30 in Review

High profile rum coverage in Cigar Aficionado, a micro-distillery inks a big distribution deal, love for Caribbean cocktails and much more in this week’s news rundown.


With stops in Barbados, St. Lucia, Antigua, St. Maarten, St. Thomas, and Puerto Rico, the first Rum Cruise should be on every rum nerd’s travel schedule this year.  The Washington Times has a great article about this upcoming journey. focuses on the growing premium rum market with Beyond Bacardi.

Abuelo Centuria has earned yet another high profile fan.  Cigar Aficionado shares their love of this newly released premium sipper.

Robert Burr reviews Black Roberts Spiced Rum, a new offering from our friends at Florida Caribbean Distillers.  Check out the article at

To commemorate the 100th birthday of Sailor Jerry himself, three limited edition rum bottles have been released by the brand. has the details.

Daily News deems the Dark and Stormy made with Goslings and Barritts a true taste of the Caribbean.  Agreed.

The Stogie Guys review one of our favorite sippers, Plantation 20th Anniversary Rum from Barbados.

Spirit of Texas signs on with one of the country’s largest liquor distributors and readies for the September release of Pecan Street Rum.  Click here for more.