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Week 7 in Review

Ron de Jeremy gets banned, Appleton’s US distribution gets bought and rums are reviewed in this week’s news.


“If you live in Manitoba, you almost lost your chance to buy a premium rum called Ron de Jeremy (ron is apparently Spanish for rum, get it?) when authorities briefly pulled it off the shelves late last week, just nine days after its debut.” Yahoo has the details. 

Walker Romanica receives a Stingray Award for the impact that his brand, Seven Fathoms Rum, and his company, Cayman Spirits, have made on the business and tourism community in the Cayman Islands.  Click here for more.

Bahama Bob tells the story of Pampero Anniversario Reserva Exclusiva, a rum that was the gateway substance for many a cane spirits enthusiast.  Check it out at the Rumstyles blog.

Big news from the Drinks Business: “Campari America has bought the US distribution rights for the Appleton Rum portfolio from Kobrand in a $20 million deal that begins March 1.”

Lance from reviews Albion ’94, a “full proof” seventeen year old Demerara that has been raising a few eyebrows in the industry.  Tune in to his site to see what he thinks of it.