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Week 43 in Review

Johnny Depp’s Rum Diary hits theaters, Diplomatico Ambassador gets reviewed, ghoulish cocktails are created and much more in this week’s rum news.


A six foot tall statue of Captain Morgan turns up at a college dorm room after being stolen from a Walgreens store in Key West.  Click here for details

The super-popular Zacapa 23 gets some love from an uncommon place, the Midwest Sports Fan blog

Oakheart, the new spiced rum from Bacardi, is put to good use in a Halloween inspired concoctionthe Wicked Punch

Wall Street Journal reports: “Pernod Ricard next year will globally launch a blend of rum and tequila under its Malibu brand, a move that the spirits and wine company hopes will pioneer a new category.”

Robert Burr reviews Diplomatico Ambassador, the newly released ultra-premium sipper from Venezuela.  Tune in to the Examiner site to get the scoop.

Johnny Depp and The Rum Diary release have dominated the news for weeks.  Here’s what the LA Times has to say about the movie.

Carl Grooms from the Coastlines & Tan Lines Blog looks into how much rum a person can actually bring back from a trip to the islands.  Hint: it may be more than you think.

Ghoulishly delicious drinks are on the menu this weekend in the Bay Area.  Check out SF Weekly’s piece about Cocktails from the Crypt.