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Week 52 in Review

Booze history in Barbados, craft distilling in New England and rum awards all in this week’s news.


imageNigel Tisdale of the Financial Times discovers rum and history on the beautiful island of Barbados. Click here to read about his adventure.

“With Essex County once a major rum manufacturing center for Colonial America, Maggie Campbell believes it’s only appropriate that a handful of craft distillers are once again settling in along the coastline.” Get the full story at

From NH Union Leader: Tucked inside a small industrial park along Route 1, partners Heather Hughes and Ron Vars are bringing the art of rum distilling back to the New Hampshire coast.

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.