Archive for June, 2009

19 Jun

Captain Morgan and his plunder

Virgin Islands bond deal a blast in Caribbean rum war . Thu Jun 18, 2009 12:25p SAN JUAN, June 18 (Reuters) – A $250 million bond issue the U.S. Virgin Islands Public Finance Authority plans to bring to the municipal market next week is the latest sally in a Caribbean rum war with Puerto Rico […]

19 Jun

Don Q – Puerto Rican Rum by Annie Scott on Jun 18th 2009 at 1:00PM Don Q (short for Don Quixote) is a Puerto Rican rum with a rich history. What’s more, not only is Don Q Puerto Rico’s most popular rum, but it’s conveniently located just across the water from the Bacardi factory — […]

14 Jun

In Search of the Still

Sunday, June 14, 2009 RI crew to dig for distillery at slave trader site Research of rum-based wealth By Eric Tucker THE ASSOCIATED PRESS PROVIDENCE —  Thomas Richardson II was a wealthy, 18th-century Newport merchant and captain, a slave trader and member of the city’s privileged elite who, researchers say, manufactured rum on his waterfront […]

14 Jun

The Joy of Appleton’s

Drinks and Dreams Down to a Science: Rum Cocktails with Master Blender Joy Spence SMW Women’s Vacation & Travel Resources By Fabiana Santana, posted June 12, 2009 5:00 am Drinking on the job is not a perk for Joy Spence, Master Blender for Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum it is her job. At thirteen years old, […]

11 Jun

Tortuga Rum Queen takes Cake

Accolades for Monique Hamaty–Simmonds Tuesday 9th June, 2009   Posted: 14:49 CIT   (19:49 GMT) Monique Hamaty–Simmonds, CEO and president of Tortuga Imports was honored by the Commonwealth Institute and Florida International University at its 4th Annual Women–Led Businesses in Florida luncheon and award ceremony held on 4 June at Jungle Island. She was recognized as one of the […]

11 Jun

Seven Tiki and Spicey Polynesians

Seven Tiki introduces new spiced rum to U.S. June 10, 12:50 PM · A Bill Dowd The distillers of Seven Tiki have rolled out a new spiced rum. The Fijian product is made from Polynesian sugar cane, baked Indonesian nutmeg, Madagascar vanilla and water drawn from beneath Fiji’s volcanic highlands. It will be interesting to […]

11 Jun

Rum iconic for Queensland

Rum, opera singer lead Wide Bay Burnett’s icons By Katherine Spackman Map: Bundaberg 4670 An opera singer and rum are amongst some of the Wide Bay Burnett region’s attractions that have been named Queensland’s top icons. More than 30,000 people voted for Queensland’s top 150 icons to celebrate the state’s 150th birthday. The list places […]

10 Jun

Back from the dead, Rum the reviving spirit!

Well there I was in early April, in Uzbekistan, where bandwidth means how many Bactrian camels can squeeze through a mountain pass, and Rob Burr managed to get an email through saying Rumpundit was down. I was away until May and when I came back, the server hosting company took two weeks to agree that […]

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