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Week 42 in Review

New rum bars in London, Bundaberg releases Dark Oak, cane spirits 101 from The Star and much more in this weeks news.

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Caribbean Journal heads down to Mattachica Lodge in Belize for a taste of the Mambiscus, their rummed-up signature cocktail complete with three local liqueurs, tropical fruit and a fresh hibiscus flower.

Rum 101 from TheStar.com.  ”The mojito and the daiquiri are just two examples of classic cocktails that use the Caribbean’s spirit of choice – rum. Distilled from sugar cane by-products, rum has a sweet, refreshing flavour to it that is perfect for sunny, tropical drinks such as the mojito, daiquiri, Mai Tai and the Piña Colada.”  Check it out.

Yet another rum bar readies to open in London’s impressive cane spirits scene.  Revolucion de Cuba will focus on Latin cuisine, craft cocktails and late night music.  Here are the details.

“Ask Badr Benjelloun what’s shakin’ at his bar, and he’ll tell you all about his favorite spirit.  A lifelong passion for sports - and a recent fascination with distilled sugar cane - energize a young Moroccan in Beijing.”  China Daily has the full story.

Metro.us discovers premium sipping rums and hand-crafted cocktails in their recent ‘Rum: Not Just for Tiki Drinks’ article.  Enjoy.

Bundaberg releases their latest premium sipper called Dark Oak Rum to rave reviews from local spirits enthusiasts. Canberra Times has the scoop on the growing high-end rum scene in Australia.