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Week 47 in Review

Micro-distilled rum from Vermont, more Kraken marketing and a new line from Brugal in this week’s news. Enjoy.


image“Proximo Spirits is boosting its fast-growing The Kraken rum brand with a new ad campaign worth $10 million. The push will include TV exposure on cable networks like ESPN, AMC, FX, Discovery and Comedy Central.” Shanken News has the details.

More micro-distillery news from Vermont’s If there’s a spirit intertwined with New England history, it’s rum. Now a new distillery in Warren has joined a handful of Vermont producers that are resurrecting the liquor.

“Brugal and Edrington have unveiled the new Brugal Reservas travel-retail exclusive collection. Brugal Gran Reserva XV is a new premium blend which replaces the Brugal Extra Viejo Reserva in travel-retail.” Click here for the full story. reviews three popular brands from Barbados – Cockspur 12, Fine Rum and their 130 Overproof. Check it out.

Shaun Siems and Michael Rajski built their new distillery from the ground up to produce quality rum and whiskey in the heart of the Lone Star State. Click here and say hello to Spirit of Texas Distilling.