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Week 40 in Review

South Carolina gets another rum distillery, Bundy renovates and Belizean Rum goes fair trade in this week’s news.

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imageDistilling news from coastal Carolina: Longtime Kentucky resident and former pharmacist Tony Chase is opening a new rum company on Daufuskie Island. Daufuskie Island Rum Company will operate out of a 2,000-square-foot micro distillery starting early next year.

Stolen Rum is set to dramatically increase its presence in the Australian market through a distribution agreement with Beam Australia.” TV New Zealand has the details.

After a $5 million renovation and addition of a tasting lounge and giant barrel warehouse, Bundaberg Rum Distillery is drawing more visitors than ever. Get the scoop at Sunshine Coast Daily.

From Drinks Report: Sip your rum and help build a school. Fair, the spirits company dedicated to ethically and sustainably sourced products, has launched its aged fair trade rum, which is already on sale in France, into the UK.

“Owning and operating a distillery may appear to be all glamour, with cocktail parties, traveling the world pouring drinks and having a constant buzz from the attention and the alcohol, but the reality is that small craft distilleries run much like any other small business — with lots of hard work and dedication.” Summit Daily has the scoop.