Archive for January, 2010

30 Jan

American Virgins (rum)bling on…

Get in there Caricom! Rumpundit Proposed legislation would limit ability of US Caribbean territories to finance economic development projects Published on Saturday, January 30, 2010 Email To Friend Print Version WASHINGTON, USA — A Congressional Research Service (CRS) analysis of the rum excise tax cover over program, from which Puerto Rico receives about $400 million […]

26 Jan

Bacardi Limited Donates $50,000 to PADF-OAS Haitian Earthquake Relief

Bacardi Limited Donates $50,000 to PADF-OAS Haitian Earthquake Relief WASHINGTON, Jan. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — Bacardi Limited, the largest privately held spirits company in the world, has generously donated $50,000 to help relieve the suffering of thousands of survivors of the devastating 7.0 earthquake in Haiti, the Pan American Development Foundation (PADF) announced. “Bacardi has consistently […]

26 Jan

Rum & Rebuilding

Rum Among the Ruins: One Haitian’s Remedy By BOBBY GHOSH / LEOGANE, HAITI Monday, Jan. 25, 2010 Michael Moscoso is suitably embarrassed about his good fortune. “I feel morally incorrect,” he says, ruefully. “People are still dying and I’m [talking about] making rum.” It’s true that people are still dying in Leogane, the Haitian town […]

25 Jan

Santa Teresa in the Groove at Grammies

Maybe they should keep a lower profile – Chavez might nationalise them if they are suspected of success! Rumpundit. SANTA TERESA RUM INTRODUCES SOME VENEZUELAN SPIRIT TO THE 52ND ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS IN LOS ANGELES ON JANUARY 31ST 2010 * Monday, 25 January 2010 SANTA TERESA RUM INTRODUCES SOME VENEZUELAN SPIRIT TO THE 52ND ANNUAL […]

19 Jan

Haiti, Rhum Barbancourt

In the face of the tragedy that afflicted Haiti, it might seem frivolous to worry about a distillery, but Haiti’s iconic Rhum Barbancourt is one of the few indigenous export industries that has survived over the years and it is crucial to redevelopment. I spoke to Mike Yarema of Crillon Importers in New Jersey, and […]

13 Jan

Demon Rum for Haiti – work in progress

Pat Robertson says a pact with the Devil did Haiti in. Haiti makes one of the world’s best rums – Barbancourt. I am contacting rum aficionadoes to hold Fundraisers with the Demon Rum, to help Haiti- and Robertson be damned! Any ideas from rum makers, distributors, or even mere drinkers, do send me suggestions so […]

11 Jan

El Dorado -Viking style

Want to to be talked through a tasting of 15 year old El Dorado – in Danish…? The cork popping sounds good in any language!

11 Jan

Indian Risky!

So, if you add Indian “whiskey” production to their rum-making, which under EU and US law you could, it must easily confirm India’s position as the world’s number one rum producer. I offer my own marketing solution..Indian makers of molasses based “whiskey” should sell it as “Risky” and enhance the sense of adventure.. Rum Pundit. […]

09 Jan

Bacardi banging on its own barrel!

BACARDI – World’s Most Awarded Rum – Tops 300 Awards Confirms commitment to exceptional quality and reinforces its role as a key spirit in some of world’s favorite cocktails Online PR News – 08-January-2010 – BACARDI® rum, the world’s favorite and best-selling premium rum now tops 300 awards—sustaining its title and position of “the world’s […]

05 Jan

Gjelten visits the Muse for a Zojito!

January 5, 2010 A RUM RUN TO EATONVILLE FOR “FOOD AND FOLKLORE” Tom Gjelten, author of Barcardi and the Long Fight For Cuba Writer and Rhum Mixologist Daphne Muse introduces the “Zojito” a Libation Paying Tribute to Zora Neale Hurston Eatonville Restaurant’s Food and Folklore brings in 2010 with libations to the flavors and adventures […]

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