Archive for March, 2011

31 Mar

Angostora’s Bitter?

It was sold as an attempt to build a regional giant to compete in world markets – but there’s something about financial engineering that takes the heart out of distillation…Rumpundit Exodus from Lascelles’ board McConnell, Bell and Abrahams stepping down BY AL EDWARDS Caribbean Business Report Editor     Wednesday, March 30, 2011   […]

31 Mar

Readings in Rum

Tolstoy, Dickens, Chesterton, rum permeates literature globally – Rumpundit Scholar to Discuss Rum as a Symbol in Literature Dr. Jennifer Nesbitt will share her research findings concerning rum as a symbol in literature. 3/30/2011 — Jennifer Nesbitt, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Penn State York, will give a lecture entitled “Rum Histories: Drinking in […]

30 Mar

PR Rum Festival Good PR

Rum Festival – Rum Cited As Tourism And Economic Driver For Puerto Rico Taste of Rum Festival Highlights Importance of Rum to Puerto Rico Looking at the success of this past weekend’s 2011 Taste of Rum Festival in San Juan, one thing is obvious – rum is more than just a drink. It is also […]

30 Mar

US court backs Bacardi -suprised?

The sound of a dead horse being flogged – Rumpundit Court rules against Pernod in rum dispute By The Associated Press   A U.S. Court of Appeals has ruled that the “Havana Club” trademark Pernod Ricard SA uses for its rum in other parts of the world can’t be used in the U.S. It is […]

28 Mar

Kiwi Rum-mates

In fact, respect to the Royal New Zealand Navy, which did not abolish the grog ration until March 1990, almost two decades after the Royal Navy itself! -Rumpundit Rum and a reunion for sea dogs SIMON WONG Last updated 12:15 28/03/2011 SCOTT HAMMOND UP SPIRITS: Navy sailors from the original HMNZS Canterbury gathered in Blenheim […]

26 Mar

Bundaberg Bounds Back

Bundy Rum gets a revamp Emily Prain | 26th March 2011 BDC Bondstore staff members Teena Hetherington, Shannyn Smith and Haley Cassady with the new branding. Mike Knott THE city’s famous Bundaberg Rum is going under the knife for a brand makeover aiming to bring more sophistication to its product, and put common stereotypes of […]

16 Mar

Red Stripe Adds White Stripper!

Hampden ‘Fires’ up rum market: Red Of course the title is unfair – but irresistible. Sadly export markets are not easy for white overproof rum… which is an acquired taste, albeit one acquired by so many locals in the Caribbean. Rumpundit. Stripe to be sole distributors of new local spirit Published: Wednesday | March 16, […]

16 Mar

Kraken puts tentacles into TV

Kraken Hokum – but Enjoyable   US: Proximo Spirits gives The Kraken TV push By: editorial team | 15 March 2011 Proximo Spirits has lined up a television advert for its black spiced rum brand The Kraken. The ad, which breaks next month across a number of cable networks, including ESPN, forms part of […]

15 Mar

Blood feud Bad business.

Never surrender! Never Give Up! might have worked in Galaxy Quest, but the sound of dead horses being flogged is not good news for efficiency – Rum Pundit.   Bacardi Continues Legal Actions to Protect Its Havana Club Rum Trademark Rights in Spain Businesswire 14 March 2011 HAMILTON, Bermuda — Bacardi Limited, the largest privately […]

14 Mar

Poles Apart in Colombia with Dictador

Wandering around the Las Vegas International Bar and Night Club show is an otherworldly existence. Model Agencies from as far away as LA had been tapped to provide skimpily clad marketing assistants, but Dictador’s stand stood out.  Its models in kitschy festishistic outfits matched its black bottles, coated in sensual rubber smooth enough to make […]

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