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Week 51 in Review

Pot still history, cocktail recipes, NYC rum bars, CO distilleries and much more in this week’s news.

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Canada.com rolls into St. Elizabeth Parish in the mountains of Jamaica for a tour of Appleton Distillery and an extended stop at their tasting room.  Check it out.

Rum Journal reports: “At Cienfuegos, which was started by restaurateur Ravi DeRossi about three years ago, rum is the driving force.”  The bar has nearly 200 brands.  Here’s more…

With more than 20 micro distilleries, Colorado may be leading the way in the small batch spirits industry.  Denver Post has the scoop about them all including two of our favorites, Montanya and Down Slope.

Have you ever wondered what makes a pot still different from other stills?  Here’s a brief history from Bahama Bob.

The newly released Shellback Spiced Rum finds its way into Rum Shop Ryan‘s Fish House Punch. Looks like a winner to us.  Click here for the recipe.

“Barbados government has said it is working with other partners within the Caribbean Community [CARICOM] grouping to ensure that the island does not face unfair competition in the export of its rum products.”  Voice Online has the full story.