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Week 37 in Review

Love for Botran Solera, further commentary on US rum subsidies, 10 things you should know about cane spirits and much more in this week’s rum news.  Enjoy.


“Rum, the sugar-based liquor that has fueled the development of the Caribbean for centuries, has become the focus of an increasingly bitter dispute with the U.S.”  Washington Post covers the continued debate over American liquor subsidies.

Caribbean Journal reviews Botran Solera 1893.  What did they think of this delightful Guatemalan sipper?  Tune in to find out.

“Rum isn’t what you think it is, and the industry will testify to this. The liquor you’ve come to associate with Coca-Cola, with college excess and long drunk nights with your boys is more complicated than that. You’ve grown up and it turns out the sugarcane-derived spirit has done the same.” reveals 10 things you should know about rum.

From The Shout: “Bundaberg Rum has opened the doors to its Barrel House, a state-of-the-art facility at the distillery’s home in Bundaberg, Queensland. The new Barrel House, which is the official home of Bundaberg’s Master Distillers’ Collective (MDC), is set to become a major tourist attraction that gives visitors the chance to view up close the craftsmanship that goes into each bottle of Bundy.”  Click here for more.

Appleton Estate is planning to celebrate the centenary of Jamaica’s independence in 2062 with a special rum bottling being laid down next week.”  Spirits Business reports on Appleton’s plans for a 100 year aged rum.

Bahama Bob has the scoop on a brand new rum from Nicaragua.  Tune in to learn more about Fortuna – Ron Reserva Exclusiva 8.