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Week 35 in Review

E&J Gallo releases a line of rums, Zacapa enters Jamaica, Appleton Remixology kicks off and much more in this week’s rum news.


Wine industry giant E&J Gallo embraced the cane spirits industry this week by releasing a line of Bajan rums called ShellbackHere’s more.

The crew from Dallas Observer makes a road trip to Austin, Texas to tour Treaty Oak Distilling and sample some of their popular Platinum Rum.  Tune in to see what they think.

“What Aston Martin is to cars and Hublot is to watches – Ron Zacapa is to rum!”  Jamaica Gleaner falls in love with a well-known Guatemalan brand.

Appleton’s annual Remixology cocktail competition is in full swing with bartenders around the country slinging their best rum drinks set to soundtracks from all musical genres and eras.  Here’s the roundup from the action in Miami.

“Last week, the only spirits-producing distillery in Carrollton saw its vodka and rum hit liquor store shelves. The Dallas and Frisco residents behind JEM Beverage Co are liquor sales veterans who are “small batch” enthusiasts, which means they are making 200 gallons of alcohol with each run.” Learn more about Stingray Rum from Pegasus News.

“Rich, golden, gorgeous: it’s time for a holiday romance with rum.” The Guardian discovers the wonderful world of cane spirits.