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Week 35 in Review

New Texas rum, 10 best bars, a successful Summer of Rum Festival and more in this week’s news. Enjoy.

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imageIt’s been a great year for cocktail enthusiasts as the bar scene is catering to high-end drinks more than ever. Check out CNN’s list of Top 10 New Bars.

“North Texas resident Quentin Witherspoon is confident that his rum can go up against some of the best in the world. After all, if he can distill liquor in the Central African Republic and make moonshine in the Appalachians, then creating rum in Lewisville ought to be smooth as, well, good rum.” Culture Map Dallas has the details.

National Rum Day was pretty quiet at Crave.com as the team was busy covering other news. They’re making up for it though with a nice Zacapa Negroni recipe. Check it out.

The inaugural Summer of Rum Festival in Tampa, FL is a big hit with more than 4000 attendees enjoying rum, music and specialty food. Tampa Tribune has the details.

Barbados Advocate report: The diversification of the Barbadian rum industry will be one of the main drives of the government in the next few years. The $250 million project, which will be held over 2013-2016.