Archive for August, 2009

30 Aug

Unless Bacardi is in real deep doodoo, this looks like penny pinching that will cost them far more in bad publicity than it saves. If they were listed on the Stock Exchange I’d be phoning my broker to sell and short. Rumpundit Bacardi rum giant cancels fair amid economic woes BusinessWeek/AP SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico […]

29 Aug

Bundaberg Reserve Competition

Win a bottle of Bundaberg Reserve rum for dad Bundaberg Reserve Rum Bundaberg Reserve Rum August 28, 2009 As any dad knows, leaving delicious rum sitting on the shelf is not easy. But that’s exactly what a team of Bundaberg Reserve’s ‘guardians’ are paid to do. These guardians have devoted years to crafting a premium […]

29 Aug

Havana Club

It is of course news to most of the Caribbean that it was a Cuban, let alone Bacardi, invention to age rum in oak barrels, rather than a rediscovery of what was centuries-old tradition in the rest of the rum-producing world. -Rumpundit. Trademark wars: US goods sold under famous Cuban brands an issue if trade […]

28 Aug

Grumpy Rumpundit welcomes the news. The whole point of rum is to add the flavours after – if you really must, and to sip it straight if its any good. Smirnoff Ice pours cold water over Diageo profits Catherine Boyle Times, London Drinkers are cutting down on ready-mixed alcopops, in favour of conventional vodka and […]

27 Aug

New Posh Rum for India

ABD to uncork premium rum 27 Aug 2009, 0232 hrs IST, Sarah Jacob, ET Bureau BANGALORE: Kishore Chhabria-led Allied Blenders and Distillers (ABD) — the makers of Officer’s Choice whisky — is adding a premium twist to its spirits portfolio by launching a premium rum brand in Q3FY10. ABD will apply for labeling approval in […]

24 Aug

Nepal’s Kukhri rum vs moonshine

’30 percent of alcohol available in the market is counterfeit’ RUPAK D SHARMA Amit Goswami is the CEO of Nepal Distilleries, the manufacturers of Khukuri Rum. Goswami has been with the company for the last five years. Prior to joining Nepal Distilleries, he worked for various reputed Nepali companies. In an interview with, Goswami […]

20 Aug

Tasmanian baby waits head wetting

Competition to Name Barrel O’Rum The Shout, Australia By Rebecca Harris Bars&clubs magazine, in conjunction with the Sydney Rum Club, have launched a competition to name their soon-to-be barrelled home-made pot-distilled Tasmanian rum. The rum, whose new-make spirit hails from The Lark Distillery, will be formally laid-down at the next meeting of the Sydney Rum […]

19 Aug

Black Sheep of Rums

Corby introduces the black sheep of its rum family August 18, 2009 | By Matt Semansky | Corby Distilleries has launched an out-of-home advertising campaign in support of the latest addition to its Lamb’s Rum product line. Black Sheep Spiced Rum hit liquor stores in Saskatchewan, Alberta and Newfoundland and Labrador earlier this summer. An […]

13 Aug

Serrallés is losing Captain Morgan and so has a big incentive to boost sales of its Don Q product. I have to say that the Don Q Grand Anejo is an excellent way to boost sales.. wonderful stuff. Rumpundit. August 12, 2009 10:45 AM Eastern Daylight Time Serrallés USA Teams with USBG, Elevating Spirits Knowledge […]

11 Aug

Rum Rises From the Cocktail Shaker to Challenge Scotch, Bourbon Bloomberg News Review by John Mariani Aug. 10 (Bloomberg) — Rum is going up in class. More often seen in the company of its proletarian partner Coke, the sugarcane-based liquor is mixing instead with the elite sipping spirits, the single malts, XO cognacs and aged […]

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