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Week 32 in Review

A new distillery in Cayman, Velvet Cinn from Cruzan, Brugal launches in India and more in this week’s news.

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image“Brand design agency Butterfly Cannon has created a brand identity and pack design for RedLeg, a Caribbean spiced rum infused with Jamaican vanilla, ginger and spices.” Drinks Report has the details.

Cruzan gets in on the horchata/rum trend with the launch of Velvet Cinn, an almond, cinammon and cream beverage that goes well with just about anything. Get the full story at The Spirits Biz.

Cayman Compass reports: With its steaming copper contraptions and bubbling tanks of sugary liquid, Cayman Spirits Company’s new home resembles something from Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory. But the $2 million distillery is serious business.

“The Edrington Group has launched Brugal rum in India, a market which the company believes is “warming to the appeal” of this premium spirit that is distilled and matured in the Caribbean. Brugal Extra Viejo Reserva and Añejo Reserva were unveiled in the Delhi Duty Free store at Delhi International Airport.” Moodie has the scoop.

“This man knows more rum than anyone in Seattle.” Esquire Magazine interviews Connor O’Brien, Bar Manager at Rumba. Check it out.