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Week 50 in Review

Rare rum auction results, Queen Charlotte’s Reserve and Bahamas Rum Fest details in this week’s news. Enjoy.


imageGlobal rum ambassador Ian Burrell has announced that his Rum Experience University will become an annual course following a sell-out debut year. Get the full story at The Spirits Business.

“So you didn’t score a bottle of Pappy Van Winkle bourbon for Christmas? You can find a special release for your rum-loving friends instead, for a couple of hundred dollars less. Queen Charlotte’s Reserve, the new release from Muddy River Distillery in Belmont, is on shelves now at ABC stores in North Carolina for a suggested price of $27.99.” Read more here:

A dozen bottles of rum that were found hidden away under layers of cobwebs and dirt have sold for almost £80,000. The drink, which dates back to 1780, was discovered in the cellar of Harewood House in Leeds, in 2011. Check out the Independent for the rest of the story.

From Ultra Vie: “London’s Soho is getting an exciting new addition to its lively streets. Following the success of Caribbean restaurant and bar The Rum Kitchen in Notting Hill, The Rum Group will be launching a second site in Kingly Court.”

Get ready! Plans are coming together for the most exciting new rum event of the year. Festival Rum Bahamas will bring a wide array of music, food and plenty of rum to Nassau this February. Here are the details.