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Week 31 in Review

Penny Blue batch 2, big biz for craft rums and Sammy Hagar strikes gold (again) in this week’s booze news.


imageSammy Hagar is back for an encore. The ex-Van Halen front man and Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee who struck it really, really rich as a tequila tycoon is now singing the sweet praises of rum. Specifically, it’s Sammy’s Beach Bar Rum. Click here for more.

Following the US and European success of their first batch, Penny Blue Rum‘s second batch is now being rolled out through Berry Bros. & Rudd in the UK, and Anchor Distilling Company in the US. The Spirits Biz has the full story.

Make way craft beer, there is a new player in the market — craft liquor. Craft distilleries, like craft breweries, are popping up all over the U.S., including in Florida. Get the scoop right here.

From Cayman 27: Cayman Spirits Company is expanding its product reach and now exporting the first-ever Cayman-made rum to three countries. As of July they are shipping Seven Fathoms Rum to the United States, UK and now Canada.

The story of New England is inextricably tied to the production and consumption of rum, for both good and ill, so when drinking by the sea, it feels natural to call for it. Here at The Tides Beach Club, cocktails might be made with Eight Bells Rum, a spirit produced nearby at Portland’s New England Distilling. Boston Globe has all the details.