Rum & Cocktails Week In Review 3/28/15

la-Cuvée-anniversaire-TiArrangé-de-Céd-Ananas-Victoria-Sauternes-Finish-single-cask-en-édition-limitée-à-500-exemplaires1[1] has a review of La Cuvée Anniversaire Ananas Victoria Sauternes Finish (Single Cask, Label Rouge). It’s a limited edition rum (500 bottles) released in congunction with La Confrérie du Rhum 2-year Anniversary. The pineapple rum, bottled at 64 proof, sounds terrific. is talking Mauritanian Rum history and takes a visit to Rhum Saint Aubin distillery.

Rum’s future looks bright according to According to new just-drinks/IWSR report the “forecast value growth in the coming four years for the rum sector, in spite of a continuing decline in the sector’s volume performance.”

Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins was a legendary tattoo artist for decades. Now Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum wants to tattoo you for free. In homage to the rum’s namesake, Sailor Jerry Rum is bringing out some of their favorite tattoo artists and offers free, old school tattoos to any takers at Sailor Jerry tattoo days.

With the United States relaxing restrictions on Cuba, pressure is building on Cuban rum producers. Read More…

With business relations between Cuba and the U.S. improving after decades, Cuba’s signature Havana Club rum is one potential export, but there’s a catch. Bacardi holds the Havana Club trademark in the U.S. CCTV America’s Michael Voss filed this report from Havana. reports that Miami Rum Club is on the brink of going national looking to break into the New York, California, and Nevada markets first.

Miami Club Rum currently produces a “platinum” rum aged in French oak and then filtered clear. Miami Club plans to introduce an añejo rum in the fall. Their Añejo is aged initally in American oaks and then transferred to 30-gallon bourbon barrels for a second ageing.

Massachusetts’ produce Rumson’s Rum is in the news talking about their success since their launch. Read more…

Mt. Gay rum brand ambassador, Chester Browne, braves the cold and the snow to share his knowledge in Halifax, Canada. Read more…

Stories that we missed:

The Pegu Blog explains the ins-and-outs of Tiki cocktails entitled “The How-To of Tiki (and Other Cocktail) Syrups“. They include tips on various simple syrups and infused syrups but what I found most helpful was the instructions on making Passion Fruit syrup.

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