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Week 32 in Review

New rums from Grenada, ACR recognizes three brands, craft booze gets press and more in this week’s news.


imageThree new rums have been awarded the Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) Marque for authenticity, provenance and quality: Hampden Estate Gold, Monymusk Plantation Special Reserve and Westerhall Vintage. Click here for details.

Our friend Bahama Bob has the scoop on Six Saints Caribbean Rum, a brand new private label offering made at Grenada Distillers. If you have enjoyed any of the Clarkes Court products, you’ll want to track down a bottle of Six Saints. Here’s more from Bob.

Rum Shop Ryan whips up a drink called Caribbean Fantasy and promises “After one sip, you’ll be backstroking it to neighboring Barbuda.” Get the lowdown and recipe at RSR.

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.