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Week 47 in Review

Love for agricole, expansion at Great Lakes Distillery, a new rum bar opens in London, Edinburgh mixologist of the year and much more in this week’s rum news.

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Great Lakes Distillery, the outfit behind the popular Roaring Dan’s Rum brand, is set for a big facility expansion that will allow for increased production as well as guided tours and a retail area.  Click here for details.

“Tequila or rum drinker?  Mix it up with rhum agricole.”  The Denver Westword discovers the sweet virtues of rhum agricole.

“As a person who loves bourbon and scotch, I always thought rum was liquor that needed to be mixed with something.”  The Trot Line Blog deems Zacapa 23 “the whiskey drinkers rum.”

Metro reports that Rum & Sugar, the latest cane spirits-centric restaurant and bar to open in London, promises great cocktails, liquor selection and good times every night of the week.

An Endinburgh-based bartender has been named mixologist of the year for his innovative drinks, which include cocktails made with jam and oak barrel aged rum.  Here’s the story.

Carl Grooms from the Coastlines and Tan Lines blog reviews Denizen, the premium white rum blended from Jamaican and Trinidadian stock.

All Media New York pays a visit to Midtown’s Edison Hotel to sample the booze and cocktail selection at the new and improved Rum House Bar.