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Week 35 in Review

Everybody’s talking about the Tommy B Rumologist contest, Labor Day cocktails, the Rum Diary movie trailer and high end white rums in this week’s news.


Famous blogger, mixologist and rum enthusiast, Matt “Rum Dood” Robold, is one of the Top 20 finalists for the Tommy Bahama Rumologist position. Click here to see why he deserves your VOTE.

Huffington Post has a few recommendations on how to make a proper daiquiri and what white rum to make it with.  Denizen, Banks 5 Island , Brugal Blanco and Chairman’s Reserve Silver all make the list.

Here it is!!  GK Films finally releases the trailer to The Rum Diary.  This is going to be huge!

“Ranging from youthful, crystal-clear cachacas, to inky-black, aged varieties, rum is the world’s most diverse spirit.”  The Phoenix New Times recommends four fantastic rums.

“A cool Sunset Mojito provides delicious relief from the summer heat.”  The Province whips up a nice warm weather cocktail perfect for Labor Day.

City A.M. discovers the “American Caribbean”, Puerto Rico, with all its beaches, sunshine and rum.

Rum Shop Ryan pays a visit to The Nest Beach Bar in Antigua where “The Sand is a Little Softer and the Rum a Little Smoother”  Sounds great.  Check it out.

Rum Runner Press releases the September issue of Got Rum Magazine packed with great articles about the recent Panama Red release, American distilleries and an exclusive interview with Peter Laurie.

Tropicalista, The 500 Cocktail and The Early Fall. pulls together several easy drink recipes for late-summer imbibing.

Don’t forget to sign up for Conched in Key West, our charity pub crawl through the rum scene of America’s southernmost city.