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Week 51 in Review

Big winners in Caribbean Journal’s Rum Awards, more rum auction details and Barbancourt in this week’s news.


imageJamaica Gleaner reports on a 230 year old lot of rum from Barbados that sold at Christie’s last week. Check it out.

Caribbean Journal rolls out their annual Rum Awards with top honors going to Papa’s Pilar, RL Seale, Clement, Siesta Key and several other top notch offerings. Click here for the full lineup.

From Uncommon Caribbean: In the surprising nightlife capital of the Caribbean that is Port-au-Prince, it’s no surprise that rhum fuels most of the fun. Prestige holds its own as well, but most everywhere I went on my mid-summer Thursday night party adventure, it was all about le rhum – Rhum Barbancourt to be exact.

Global 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: