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Week 43 in Review

Bahamian rum goes big, a Texas brand thrives and three days in Barbados all make this week’s news roundup.

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imageJohn Watlings Distillery is being “bombarded” by international distributors wanting to sell its high-end rum brand overseas, with its principals telling Tribune Business that per head visitor spend is “significantly” ahead of projections.” Get the rest of the story right here.

From Puerto Rico to Cuba and the Philippines, our friends at the Drinks Business blog track the top rum brands on the market. Check it out.

“Our writer explores the Caribbean island of Grenada an alternative way, by joining the local Hash House Harriers for a run.” Take a rum run on the Spice Isle with Telgraph Travel.

From Chron.com: Kelly Railean likes to challenge the visitors to her distillery, a haven for rum-drinkers located in San Leon. “I dare people to try mine, and then go home and try the other rums they have,” she said. “Taste them straight next to mine. You can really tell the difference, when you handcraft something.”

Tours of the Mount Gay Visitor Center, neighborhood rum shops and St. Nicholas Abby all make Miami Herald’s must-do list while spending 3 days in Barbados. Click here for the full article.