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Week 8 in Review

Rum relief from Bundy, high dollars for Legacy, research in Barbados and much more in this week’s news.


“Plans by the JA government to slash millions of dollars in discretionary tax waivers once afforded to the manufacturing sector could see the rum industry being hardest hit.”  Jamaica Gleaner has he details.

Georg Moller, a Swedish hotelier, pays $28,000 for a bottle of Angostura’s Legacy limited edition rum.  He plans to display it in a custom made cabinet until a worthy VIP guest arrives for a sample.  Moller suggested that someone of the stature of President Obama would inspire him to open the bottle for a sip.  Here’s more.

From the Sunday Times: “Waking up on holiday with a hangover is nothing new, but at least this time I’m on the one Caribbean island where drinking counts as historical research. Barbados is widely acknowledged to be the birthplace of rum.”

The names of Bundaberg, Australia’s flooded streets and roads will be recognised and honored as the Bundy Rum Company throws their support behind the community to help them get back on their feet.  Here’s the full story.

“The common conception with citrus drinks is that they’re overwhelmingly sweet, but this drink is definitely conceived for someone who would enjoy something like a whiskey on the rocks or a straight liquor cocktail. It’s got great citrus notes, but they’re more tart and refreshing, and pair well with the smokiness.”  Check out Esquire for the recipe.