Archive for March, 2010

29 Mar

Rum Renaissance

Miami Rum Renaissance Festival May 5-9, 2010 \ A Global Gathering At The Raleigh South Beach Resort May 5-9, 2010 Join us for a discovery of the world’s best rums. Rum is experiencing a Renaissance around the world as savvy consumers discover the incredible flavors of fine rums from every Caribbean island and every region […]

28 Mar

Barbancourt Alive!

Haitian rummaker rebuilds business after quake Published on Saturday, March 27, 2010 By Pascal Fletcher PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (Reuters) — At Haiti’s famous Barbancourt rum factory [1], patches of grass and shrubs around the warehouses are burned black from where the aging golden liquor spilled from oak casks split by the Jan. 12 earthquake. Toppled caskets […]

23 Mar

Rum Wars in Washington

Rum battle heats up over U.S. subsidies By Jay Heflin – 03/22/10 09:00 AM ET The lobbying fight over Caribbean rum subsidies is about to intensify as the National Puerto Rican Coalition is ready to lead six states in boycotting rum producer Diageo. Organizations in Illinois, Florida, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, New York and New Jersey are […]

23 Mar

Don Q fends of Cap’n Morgan with promo

DonQ Rum in Deal with Universal to Expand in US Mar 23, 2010 6:05 AM, Patricia Odell for PROMO Xtra A partnership with Universal Studios will help DonQ Rum gain ground in the U.S. A partnership with Universal Studios will help DonQ Rum gain ground in the U.S. DonQ’s, Puerto Rico’s leading rum, has gone […]

21 Mar

Nepal and Panama ace out at Tampa

For Immediate Release Media contact: March 22, 2010 Dori Bryant (727) 947-3522 5th Annual Polished Palate International Rum Competition Fifth Annual Polished Palate International Rum Competition Awards Announced TAMPA, Fla. (March 22, 2010) – The results are in. The competition, held on March 18-19 at the Hilton Garden Inn in Ybor City, was hosted […]

16 Mar

Tampa, Vth Polished Palate International Rum Competition

As the rum controversy heats up between Puerto Rico & the USVI (Modern Distillery Age, March 9) rum is about to make more headlines. The 5th Annual Polished Palate International Rum Competition takes place this week in Tampa’s Ybor City at the Hilton Garden Inn. Hosted by Jack Robertiello/Drinks Ink, judges Arturo Sighinolfi/SWS, Luis Ayala/Rum […]

09 Mar

Island Hopping with Rum

Amendment favors Puerto Rico in fight over rum excise tax By Jay Heflin – 03/08/10 07:19 PM ET A lobbying fight over Caribbean rum subsidies could come to a head this week if Sen. George LeMieux (R-Fla.) offers an amendment to jobs legislation that benefits Puerto Rico and rum producers like Bacardi at the expense […]

09 Mar

The Cap’n walks the plank, not the parade.

Captain Morgan booted from NYC Puerto Rican parade (AP) – 15 hours ago NEW YORK — Captain Morgan rum is no longer welcome as a sponsor of the National Puerto Rican Day parade in New York City. Parade organizers say they’ve ended their relationship with the rum maker and U.K.-based parent company Diageo (dee-AH’-gee-oh) PLC […]

05 Mar

Rare Cask – Rare Price

On the Rocks by Ian Williams Mar 05 2010 As part of its push to introduce American sippers to a wider range of high-end cognacs, Rémy Martin is selling a “rare cask” of the brown liquor for a mere $15,000 a bottle. Sample Sale Sample Sale . Premium brown spirits, whiskies, malts made from grain, […]

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