Above: the new Caribbean rum shop at Grantley Adams International Airport

There’s a Major New Caribbean Rum Shop at This Airport

 A big new rum portal By the Caribbean Journal staff There’s a major new rum shop in the Caribbean — and it’s inside an airport. The duty free area at Barbados’ Grantley International Airport has opened a new “Caribbean Rum ... [ Read More ]


A Coconut Cloud Cocktail From St Lucia

 Cocktail cloud nine in St Lucia By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Considering the hotel’s name and the fact that it has six bars (one of which is dedicated exclusively to rum) it shouldn’t come as a surprise that this coconut ... [ Read More ]


Rum Journal: A Sweet Ti’ Punch in St Martin

 Another take on a Caribbean classic GRAND CASE — There is another way to make a Ti’ Punch, the simplest, purest, greatest cocktail in the West Indies. The usual way is with brown sugar, lime and rhum agricole blanc. Or, perhaps ... [ Read More ]



 How to make the rum punch from Jumby Bay By Dana NilandCJ Contributor This Sunday is National Rum Punch Day in the United States. For a refreshing summer celebration with a twist of Caribbean flavor, look no further than the Signature Rum ... [ Read More ]


 Tasting summer at St Lucia’s Calabash Cove By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor August is National Rum Month, so to celebrate we’ll be featuring a series of rum recipes from resorts around the Caribbean. First up: St Lucia’s Calabash Cove resort, ... [ Read More ]


 We’ll be frank. When it comes to rums from Cruzan, we’re partial to Cruzan Single Barrel. It’s a delicate, robust rum that’s always among the region’s best. But Cruzan has long carved a sizable niche with its flavored rums, the ... [ Read More ]


 The Rum Renaissance Caribbean Rum Cruise set for November 15 sailing By the Caribbean Journal staff It’s the dream for any rum lover: cruising around the Caribbean, visiting rum distilleries and sipping aged spirits. But it’s not a dream, thanks ... [ Read More ]


  The Hemingway Daiquiri – a twist on the classic cocktail of rum, lime juice and sugar – is the subject of some debate among the drink’s enthusiasts. The recipe commonly associated with the order of the “Hemingway Daiquiri” is actually ... [ Read More ]


 A Caribbean legend that began in 1765 is celebrated its 250th birthday this week with major festivities on the French island of Martinique. Rhum Saint James, the rum consumed by so many legends (including Ernest Hemingway), is one of the world’s great ... [ Read More ]


 By the Caribbean Journal staff Global rum giant Bacardi has expanded its rum portfolio with the acquisition of Banks Rum, the company announced. Banks, which is based in Switzerland, is the creation of master blender Arnaud de Trabuc, the former ... [ Read More ]


 It’s an idea fit for Ernest Hemingway. Papa’s Pilar, the rum that bears the name of Ernest Hemingway’s famous fishing boat, has launched a new campaign to encourage ocean preservation. Timed with World Oceans Day and Hemingway’s birthday, the campaign ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Dillon distillery in Martinique (CJ Photo) Dillon is a storied name on the island of Martinique, a landmark French appellation in the heart of the French Caribbean. But upon deeper examination, it is not quite what it appears. ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor We call them “rum punch islands.” You can call them pocket-sized paradises where there’s absolutely nothing to distract from your Caribbean priorities: chilling at the bar; soaking up the sun; grazing on some good food; ... [ Read More ]


 By Joshua Martinez Rum Journal Contributor Rum is best on its own. However, it’s no secret that rum also goes well with just about everything, from coke and lime to cream of coconut to certain iced teas… On a recent visit ... [ Read More ]


 Above: a tour by Minister of Agriculture Derrick Kellier at Appleton Estate By the Caribbean Journal staff Jamaica’s Appleton Estate has been making major improvements to its factory operations. The changes include new factory equipment and new methods to boost ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the Depaz plantation in Martinique (CJ Photo) It’s simple: we at Rum Journal love Martinique’s Rhum Depaz. In fact, its Cuvee Prestige took home the Rhum Agricole of the Year award last year. But it remains largely a secret ... [ Read More ]


 Above: the lobby bar at the Sheraton Santo Domingo The lobby bar. At most hotels, it sets the tone for everything — it’s the first part of the hotel you notice. It welcomes you. It is the central meeting point. ... [ Read More ]


 Almost any rum lover (or Hemingway enthusiast) will remember. It’s the rum that Ernest Hemingway drank in A Moveable Feast: Rhum St James. Papa himself orders the drink to warm up on a cold day in Paris. It’s something that led ... [ Read More ]