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Week 44 in Review

Smoke & Oakum’s Gunpowder Rum is launched, spiced rum trends, Daily Beast on rum, Atlantico Reserva gets reviewed and much more in this week’s rum news.


Inspired by the release of Johnny Depp’s Rum Diary, The Daily looks into the world of cane spirits and gets some quality guidance from our friends Martin Cate and Matt Robold.  Check it out

Robert Burr reviews Atlantico Reserva, the latest blend from the popular Dominican rum brand.  Tune in to the Rum Examiner page for details

Joy Spence, Master Blender at Appleton, scores a Rum Renaissance Golden Rum Barrel Award and gets some love from the

“Blended from a selection of Caribbean rums and infused with chilli, pipe tobacco and black gunpowder“, Smoke & Oakum’s Gunpowder Rum ventures to recreate the flavor profile of authentic ‘pirate rums.’  Get the scoop at

With every major brand quickly getting in on the action over the last 12 months, Drink reports that the “Spiced Rum Category is On Fire.” 

Wayne Curtis waxes poetic about “The Real American Spirit” on  Enjoy. 

“We live in exciting times when it comes to rum and renewed interest in the cocktail culture.”  Carl from Coastlines & Tan Lines looks into drink trends and rum concoctions

The latest issue of Got Rum Magazine hits the virtual news stand with articles about rum history, the angels share, tobacco and rum pairings and an exclusive interview with Master Blender Francisco J. Fernandez Perez of Panama. 

“The expertise and rum-crafting skills of the Brugal family have been passed down through generations of Maestros Roneros, Rum Masters.”  Brugal 1888 gets a great review from