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Week 6 in Review

White rum makes a comeback, Banks 5 Island rolls out in Australia, Rum Ren VIP pass giveaway and much more in this week’s rum news.


This month, our friends over at RnD Rum Reviews sip, ponder and write about Appleton Reserve, the new Gold Rum from Deco Distilling and Panamonte XXV.

“A premium award-winning white rum, inspired by the First Fleet’s Joseph Banks and made from a blend of five quality rums, will be launched in Australia tonight.”  The Shout covers Banks 5 Island’s Australian launch.

Bahama Bob gets ahold of a bottle of the new and improved Malibu Winter Edition, complete with cool new label art and coconuts flakes right in the rum.  Sounds like an intoxicating snow globe to us!!

The Food for Thought Blog gets a heavy dose of liquid inspiration as they pay a visit to the Ipswich micro-distillery responsible for making Privateer Rum.  Enjoy.

The Miami Rum Renaissance Festival is right around the corner and you could score VIP access from our friends at Uncommon Caribbean.  Get on it. reports that revenues at Tanduay Rum, the world’s second most popular brand, is up nearly 100% over last year.  Their plans to launch a line of rums for the North American market continue to progress.

“White rum is delicious, versatile and inspiring.” The Deccan Chronicle covers the resurgence of cocktails made with white spirits.  At the top of the list – white rum!! 

Let’s talk rum, reggae and life in Jamaica – Esquire Magazine sits down for a Q&A with Bob Marley’s former Manager and Island Records Founder, Chris Blackwell.