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Week 51 in Review

A new distillery hits Nassau, holiday rum cocktail ideas, an interview with Jeff “Beachbum” Berry and much more in this week’s rum news.  Happy Holidaze!

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“These days, top chefs are taking cocktails to new heights, putting serious talent behind the bar and raiding the kitchen for stuff to juice and muddle.”  GQ Magazine reveals the world of chef designed craft cocktails.

Pampero Anniversario and Mount Gay XO make the Top 5 Booze Gifts list in the latest copy of Houston Press.  Click here for details.

Holiday Cocktails Have Never Tasted so Good.  Seattle Times has the scoop on citywide Christmas imbibing in their latest Restaurant column. 

Tiare from A Mountain of Crushed Ice has a run-in with Plantation Original Dark Overproof at the Rum Frat House in London and gives it a great write up on her blog.

“You’ve played the best games of the year – now drink them.”  The Guardian creates a series of video game themed cocktails for the gamer in all of us.

The Buena Vista Micro Distillery seeks to become the “rum of the Bahamas” and plans to push 50,000 cases annually through their Nassau outlet and local distributors.  The Tribune has the details.

The Gladstone Observer reports that sales for holiday gifts at local liquor stores are way up and rum tops the shopping list of many buyers.

Class Magazine has a great interview with Jeff “Beachbum” Berry where he reveals the story of his entry into the world of tiki, talks about his favorite bars and even where he sees tiki going in the future.