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Week 33 in Review

Five Rum Myths, Tanduay in the US, micro-distilling in the Bronx and more in this week’s news. Enjoy.


imageWayne Curtis writes an interesting piece for the Huffington Post entitled The Five Biggest Rum Myths. This is mandatory reading, kids. Get to it.

Tirado Distillery, which became the first legal distillery in the Bronx since before Prohibition when it opened two years ago in Port Morris, is now selling its rums and whiskeys online.  New York Daily News has the details.

The Spirits Biz reports: Legacy by Angostura is to become available in the UK this September, although just two bottles of the £20,000 rum will be available exclusively at Harrods.

Tanduay Distillers, founded in the Philippines in 1854, is the world’s oldest distiller of Rum. Globally the brand is the #1 selling Asian rum, and second largest selling rum brand in the world. For Tanduay’s first introduction to the North American market The Shear Partnership developed a new brand identity that combines icons of its traditional design heritage with a new collection of visual cues that suggest its Asian origin.” Get the full story at

Cane Land Distilling LLC plans to build a craft rum and rhum distillery in Baton Rouge off River Road, with an initial production capacity of 60,000 cases. Click here for details from The Advocate.