A Must-Visit Rum Dinner in Nassau

 It’s one of the Caribbean capitals of luxury: Graycliff, the home of fine dining, cigars, chocolate, and, well, every other gourmand’s delight. It’s also home to one of the region’s top rum collections, making it an important stop on any ... [ Read More ]


Why You Need to Visit This Rum Festival

 It’s become one of the most important stops on the global rum circuit: the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival. The festival is hosting its eighth edition this weekend from April 15 to 17 at the Doubletree by Hilton Miami Airport Convention ... [ Read More ]


One of the Caribbean’s Best Rum Companies Has Been Sold

 One of the Caribbean’s best distilleries has a new owner. The St Lucia Distillers group of companies has been acquired by Martinique-based Group Bernard Hayot, which owns two of Martinique’s top rum distilleries: Rhum Clement and Rhum JM. “The acquisition ... [ Read More ]



 Zacapa. It’s the titan of the premium rum sector, often the only quality aged rum non rum-drinkers have heard of, in large part due to its massive distribution network through Diageo. Famous for its aging “above the clouds” in Guatemala, ... [ Read More ]


 It’s something that could only happen in Martinique, it seems — the Caribbean has a new cutting-edge contemporary art museum — and it’s at a rum distillery. This is the new Fondation Clement, a 25,400-square-foot contemporary art museum set at the legendary ... [ Read More ]


 The only thing sweeter than a stay at the Zen Oasis, the new adults-only section of Club Med Punta Cana, is the cocktail served at the sanctuary’s poolside Hibiscus Bar. Made with coconut and white rum and a selection of ... [ Read More ]


 How to celebrate the big game By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Superbowl Sunday’s almost here, and St. Thomas’ Bolongo Bay Beach Resort is celebrating the 50th installment of the football competition with not one but two limited-edition cocktails. Both festive ... [ Read More ]


 Finding a stormy cocktail for a calm afternoon By Sarah Greaves-GabbadonCJ Travel Editor Hurricane season is finally behind us but at Aruba’s Bucuti & Tara Beach Resort, they’re still serving up the only kind of stormy weather guests enjoy! Made ... [ Read More ]


 Sure, you’ve had rum punch. But why not have one with a little extra passion? We traveled to the W Vieques Retreat and Spa to find out how to make the property’s signature “Boricua” cocktail, a rum punch with a ... [ Read More ]

Rhum JM's distillery in Macouba, Martinique

 Deep in the north of Martinique, in a rainforest, at the foot of a fearsome volcano, it is there. Rhum JM, a distillery that produces some of the best rum in all of the West Indies. There is a way ... [ Read More ]

Papa's Pilar's newest rum

 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 ]


 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 ]


 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 ]

rum awards

 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 ]