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Week 45 in Review

Tanduay 1854 gets reviewed, Vegas Distillers launch Rumskey, Drunken Sailor Rum gets a nod on Die Line and much more in this week’s rum news!


Sailor Jerry rolls out a limited edition gift set just in time for Christmas.  Each tube in the “A Good gift for Bad People” campaign contains one of four prints featuring artwork from the late tattoo artist Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins.  Check out Drink Business for details.

Cuban and American politicians celebrate together at the opening of Hemingway’s, an invitation-only bar located in a Washington DC embassy.  BBC has the story. 

Tanduay 1854, a premium sipper from the Philippines, gets reviewed by Carl Grooms of Coastlines & Tan Lines.

Watch your back, Captain Morgan: New spiced rums hit the shelves.  The Globe & Mail covers the expanding spice rum market. 

Drink reviews Blackwell Fine Jamaica Rum, the boutique brand owned by Island Records founder, Chris Blackwell.

“Drunken Sailor Rum; a celebration of rum and those who adored this spirit most – the old sailors with their quirky little sea shantys.” This limited edition run was lovingly hand produced and finished,telling the story of “What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor.” The Die Line Blog has the scoop.

As the micro-distilling movement continues to gain momentum, several new brands open up their doors in Vermont, a state that is becoming a hub for small batch rum production. Here’s more… 

Rumskey, the whiskey and rum blend from Las Vegas Distillers, is about to hit local shelves to the great pleasure of curious spirits enthusiasts in the area.