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Week 42 in Review

Jamaican rums, Cana Rum Society details, Playboy’s Bar Guide with Dr. Bamboo, two rum festival in Barbados and much more in this week’s rum news.


Rum Connection gets a shout out in Imbibe Magazine for taking home the Golden Rum Barrel Award for Rum Blog of the Year (America).  Wooooo!!! 

Following a press trip to JamaicaThe Cocktail Enthusiast shares details about 10 local (and non-local) rums.  Here’s the Jamaican Rum Down.

“Some jobs are enough to make you green with envy – a Formula One driver, chocolate taster, international film star.”  That’s nothing compared to the globe trotting, rum and cocktail promoting gig of our friend Ian Burrell.  Islington Gazette has the full story

Matt Robold, Cana Rum Bar and their monthly Rum Society event get some love from LA Weekly.  Click here for details.

Dr. Bamboo scores a copy of The Bar Guide and Host & Bar, two vintage cocktail books published by Playboy.  Do they hold up to the drink manuals of today?  Tune in to find out.

Craft cocktail nerds invade Portland for the city’s second annual Cocktail Week.  Parties, lectures, tastings and seminars run through the weekend.  Check the event website for details.

“For the F&W Cocktails guide book editors Jim Meehan, Kate Krader and Yasmin Fahr sought out spectacular bars from Tokyo to New York. Here are their coolest finds.”  Here’s what they came up with.

Planning a trip to Barbados?  The V Travel Blog (Virgin Air’s website for globe trotters) has a few suggestions on things to keep you busy including island rum festivals in October and November.