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Week 31 in Review

Rum, rum, RUM, rum and more rum.  The first week of August was an exciting one in our boozy community.  Here’s all the news.

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Brugal and their mobile Rum Shack hit the UK summer festival scene to promote their brand.  Here are the details.

First Coast News reports that a group of thirsty thieves made off with nearly 1000 cases of rum and other alcoholic beverages in Jacksonville, FL.

A group from Trip Updater take a tour of Rivers Rum Distillery and learn about the history of rum in Grenada.

Bundaberg has rolled out a campaign for its new white rum, called ‘Bundaberg Five’, with a 90-second television ad produced by Leo Burnett Sydney.  Check it out.

From Harpers: Mount Gay Rum is continuing its long-standing association with sailing by running a series of event and sampling activities at Cowes Week.

How to Drink Tropically:  Dave Wondrich pens a refreshing article about summer imbibing for Esquire Magazine.

It’s official!!  All the cool people are wearing Rum Connection tshirts and you should too!  Buy one right now.

A German liquor shop selling Havana Club Rum online (among a selection of other spirits) has been cut off by payment giant PayPal.  Click here for the full story.

Phuket News reports that Mount Gay has finally found its way into the rum scene in Thailand.

Our friends at The Aging Barrel.com take a tour of Drum Circle Distillery in Sarasota, FL and have a chance to sample the award winning Siesta Key Rum.