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Rum Journal: A New Limited Edition Rum From Papa’s Pilar

 This is a rum we like. Papa’s Pilar, the rum named after Hemingway’s fishing boat and partly owned by the Hemingway family, has a likable story and a decidedly likable taste. The latter led us to name the brand’s dark ... [ Read More ]


Rum Journal: A Very Rare, Very Old, Very Good Caribbean Rum

 There aren’t many rums like this. This is La Flibuste, the pride of the La Favorite distillery outside of Fort de France in Martinique. It is, simply, a special rhum agricole. Since 2007, La Favorite has been bottling 30-year-old single-year ... [ Read More ]


Rum Journal: A Great Rum Bar in Martinique

 By Alexander Britell TROIS ILETS — You know you’ve ordered properly when the barman leaves to fetch the key. At the wonderful Le Gommier bar at the Hotel Bakoua in Martinique, it’s hard not to make the right choice — ... [ Read More ]



 By the Caribbean Journal staff The Caribbean’s newest rum just made a splash. Clifton Estate Rum, a new spiced rum from the island of Nevis, recently took home a gold medal at the fifth edition of the Caribbean Rum and ... [ Read More ]

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 There’s something different about sipping a glass of fine rum. Sure, there are great spirits from around the world. But when you drink a glass of rum, you’re tasting something else — history, culture, love, torment, romance. You are tasting ... [ Read More ]


 THERE ARE more rhum distilleries per capita on the island of Marie Galante than anywhere else on earth. Three, to be exact, and each is among the best distilleries you’ve likely never heard of. It is the kind of place where ... [ Read More ]


 It’s been quiet, but it hasn’t gone unnoticed. Over the last few years, Marriott has been on a push to redefine the Caribbean hotel lobby — to make it a place worth congregating, a place worth admiring, a place, well, ... [ Read More ]


 By Sarah Greaves-Gabbadon Brace yourselves, Jamaican rum lovers, because there are about to be some changes to your favorite tipple. Appleton Estate, distillers of Jamaican rum since 1749, is changing the nomenclature of three of its most popular blends. Appleton ... [ Read More ]


 A must-visit Caribbean race By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Training for fall races is currently in full swing for runners around the world. But after you’ve crushed New York and Chicago, here’s a Caribbean event to consider that combines running ... [ Read More ]


 The minute you leave the airport in Grenada, you notice something. There’s an aroma. The air there is different. It’s because of the spice. Grenada is one of the world’s leading producer of Nutmeg, and it hasn’t just led to ... [ Read More ]

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 A great little rum bar on Cooper Island It’s a trend we like. More and more hotels are starting to celebrate the glory of rum by creating bars tailored around the spirit. That means rums not just from local distilleries ... [ Read More ]


 IT’S ONE OF the world’s most famous rum bottles: J Bally’s “pyramide,” the pyramid-shaped bottle containing the dark amber-coloured rhum agricole from Martinique. Of course, it’s also one of Martinique’s best rums, whether in the seven year or the twelve year ... [ Read More ]


 A classic rum punch from Nevis By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Nevis’ Nisbet Plantation is celebrating its’ 25th anniversary, and the island’s only beachfront plantation resort has found a novel way to mark the occasion all year long. Each day ... [ Read More ]

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


 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 ]


 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 ]