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Week 8 in Review

Louisiana Spirits gets the green light, Plantation Rum preps for 2012 expansion, 8 Speakeasies reviewed and much more in this week’s rum news.


Moodie Reports on another win for Atlantico Rum!  “Monarq Group has reached an agreement with Miami-based Alebrand Spirits Company LLC, for the management, distribution and marketing of Atlantico Rum in Latin America & the Caribbean markets plus US Duty Free, effective 1 February.” 

Great news for Vancouver-based rummies.  Nick Feris and The Rum Collective are taking their show on the road for a series of tastings at Legacy Liquors.  Click here for details.  Don’t miss it!

Our friends at Cognac Ferrand, makers of the super-popular and super-premium line of Plantation Rums, have had a great year and project a 30% expansion in 2012.  Congrats guys.  Shanken News has the scoop.

CNN Go reports: 8 Modern Speakeasies: New wave of U.S. bars taps into an old secret. The latest stateside bar trend — with a drink named for expats — is about getting your Americana-on.

Rum: It’s Not Just For Pirates Anymore – Brooklyn discovers the trend of premium cane spirits in bars and liquor shops across the country.

“The Jefferson Davis Parish Police Jury has agreed to endorse the use of state incentives to support infrastructure projects for a rum distillery under construction in Lacassine.”  The distillery at Louisiana Spirits gets a step closer to becoming reality.  Check The Advertiser for details.

South Shore Now reports that “Rum Running, a documentary written and directed by Latonia Hartery and produced by Edward Peill of Halifax-based Tell Tale Productions, delves into the story of the illicit smuggling of alcohol during the Prohibition era of the 1920s and early 1930s.”  Watch it for free at the CBC website.