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Week 40 in Review

Modern day rum running, Havana Club sales figures, “low toxin” small batch spirits, Mojito Olympics and other oddities in this week’s rum news.

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Shouldn’t a Rum Connection t-shirt be part of your fall wardrobe?  Yes, it should!!  Buy one today!

Vancouver Sun reports that modern day rum runners made off with $200,000 worth of rum and vodka after hijacking a transport truck near Edmonton. 

“Despite a drop in Spain, sales of Havana Club rum worldwide rebounded 10 percent to 3.8 million cases during the 2010-11 financial year, Pernod Ricard SA said in its annual report.” Check out Cuba Standard for details.

Coleman, Wisconsin-based micro-distillery is producing a premium sipping rum with ultra low levels of toxins.  Learn more about North Woods Distilling.

Get ready cocktail lovers!  Every Monday in October, Philadelphia’s Rum Bar is set to host the 4th annual Mojito Olympics.  Don’t miss it. 

Our favorite cigar website, Stogie Guys.com, reviews Angostura 7 Year Rum from Trinidad and match it up with a few nice smokes.  Enjoy. 

Telegraph.com goes bar hopping“The capital’s best bartenders on preparing the perfect cocktail, and why London’s bar scene is a (double) shot above New York’s.” 

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Relish a bit of Rum 101 and then some from Chow.com.

Check out what The Aging Barrel.com is saying about Oakheart, the brand new spiced rum from Bacardi.