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Week 38 in Review

Jamaicans love rum, Angostura Rum Fest a success, Seattle scores a new rum bar and much more in this week’s news.


Old New Orleans Rum finally made the leap and released Gingeroo, a bottled rum cocktail that’s been in the works for nearly five years.” has the scoop.

Good news for Jamaican rum producers — a new study reveals that Jamaicans LOVE RUM!  The Gleaner reports “Jamaicans drink three times more rum than all other alcoholic drinks combined, and have shelled out more than J$18 billion for the pleasure of imbibing the sugar-based concoction, according to breakout data on spirits conglomerate Lascelles and its markets.”

The third annual Angostura Rum Festival was called a raging success last week as thousands flocked to sample premium Trinidadian rum and fine. cocktails.  Here are the details.

Capital Hill Seattle reports: “One of the largest rum collections on the West Coast now calls Pike Street home. Rumba, the newest venture from Travis Rosenthal, owner of neighboring Tango, opens up Friday for the palm-tree loving public.”

Buzz and Marnie from talk about good rumhow it’s aged and how it should be enjoyed.  Click here for more.

“Premium rum La Hechicera has been released in the UK and Columbia, with branding identity and positioning created by Brandhouse. The rum, owned by the Riascos family in Columbia, has seen Brandhouse tasked with the creation of a brand identity and design to reflect its heritage.”  The Drum has all the details.