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Week 32 in Review

The Forbes rum list, discussions about tropical drinks, must-see distillery details, rum reviews and Trader Vic’s opens.  The week’s rum news starts right here.


The River Antoine Rum Distillery tour makes the must-do list for your next trip to Grenada.  Yorkshire Post has the details.

Our friends at Seattle’s Rum Collective have announced their next meeting.  Sunday, Aug. 21st @ 6pm, featuring Dos Maderas (5+3, PX & Pedro Ximenez sherry) at Liberty.  For more details check their website.

The Giant Florida Distillery You’ve Never Heard OfThe Herald Tribune makes a visit to Florida Caribbean Distillers.

Houston reports – “​The piña colada is the tropical drink associated with palm-shaded plazas of Puerto Rico and resort beaches in the Caribbean, where it provides icy pleasure against the blazing tropical sun. “

Brugal makes a major push for product placement at duty free shops in New York’s JFK airport.  Moodie has the full story.

Portland’s tiki scene just got a little better.  After a 15-year absence, Trader Vic’s opens their latest Polynesian themed hotspot in the city’s Pearl District.

Forbes Magazine pulls together a list of their 10 most favorite rums.  The new Brugal 1888 and Ron Abuelo Centuria make the list.

Florida-based rum collector, Pat Callahan, shows off his collection of more than 200 bottles and reveals what sparked his passion for collecting.  Read on…..

Bacardi is taking another stab at selling a spiced rum with the introduction of Oakheart, hitting the market in September.  Miami Herald has the story.

Robert Burr reviews Brugal 1888, the brand new premium sipper from the Dominican Republic.  Check it out at Rum Examiner.