Archive for February, 2010

18 Feb

It was dead, but Tiki is back – like a Zombie on speed

Tiki Kiliki Productions presents… THE HUKILAU Experience Polynesia in America’s Vacationland June 10 – 13, 2010 Ft. Lauderdale, Florida Event locations include The Mai-Kai Restaurant, Bahia Cabana and Bahia Mar Press contact: Event website: General event information: The Hukilau, in association with Seven Tiki Rum, Trader Vic’s and Tiki Farm, announces […]

18 Feb

1776 All Over, Rum and Taxes!

Black Chamber urges Congress to stay out of battle over rum tax By Kevin Bogardus – 02/17/10 05:13 PM ET The National Black Chamber of Commerce is urging Congress not to interfere with a battle over a Caribbean rum distillery. In a Feb. 16 letter sent to Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (D-Nev.), the Black […]

18 Feb

Rums of Puerto Rico in NY

February 17, 2010, 6:47 pm New Rum Campaign Has a Sophisticated Tone By STUART ELLIOTT The raucous, party-hardy image of rum is not for the rum distillers of Puerto Rico. They are taking another tack in a campaign that is now under way. The campaign, which carries the theme “A reflection of who you are,” […]

18 Feb

Rum, Zombies, in Frisco

Rum revival sparks new interest in old spirit By MICHELLE LOCKE (AP) – 20 hours ago SAN FRANCISCO — If the huge anchor and float lights hanging from the ceiling of Martin Cate’s Smuggler’s Cove bar don’t clue you in, the stacks of barrels and ship’s figurehead mounted on the wall should get you in […]

17 Feb

WTO threat to USVI Rum Deal

So somebody else is reading Rumpundit..we’ve been warning about WTO consequences from the beginning. Get in their Caricom.. get the same excise rebate deal! Rumpundit. Captain Morgan Subsidies May Trigger W.T.O. Complaint Distiller Serralles Warns Obama that USVI Subsidies Exceed Production Costs WASHINGTON, Feb. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ — The National Puerto Rican Coalition today cautioned President […]

15 Feb

True Originals

David Cid sends a video celebrating the bar tender and cocktail crafter, lonely but essential tasks to keep civilisation as we know it ticking over. Click for the link!

15 Feb

World’S Greatest RumFest coming October

Ian Burrell’s video trailer for next year’s London Rumfest – no clips from my seminars, but the dancers are more attractive (even) than me! Rumpundit click for a preview, and you can almost smell the rum..

03 Feb

Now, the rum lobby!

This is actually more about the political system in Washington than rum. Interesting headline – would the deal have been acceptable if this were a domestic rum company? Rumpundit Lobbyists Help Smooth the Way for a Tax Break for Foreign Rum Maker by Marcus Stern, ProPublica – February 3, 2010 Feb. 3: This post has […]

01 Feb

More News from Barbancourt

Haiti’s Rhum Barbancourt Suffers Quake Damage Dan Marsteller Posted: January 25, 2010 Rhum Barbancourt’s Port-au-Prince distillery will not resume production for at least a month following significant damage sustained during the Haitian capital’s recent earthquake. One of the facility’s exterior walls fell, and barrels of aging rum were destroyed along with equipment inside the plant. […]

01 Feb

Holey Dollar Heritage Rum!

Local rum now among world’s best 01 Feb 10 by PETER BODKIN Manly Daily (Australia) Local rum now among world’s best Tony Stubley … amazed by the new company’s success. Picture: MARTIN LANGE WHEN North Narrabeen’s Tony Stubley met his friend Stuart Gilbert for lunch two years ago, he had no idea they would plan […]

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