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RumFest returns to ExCeL for sixth year

Published:  31 July, 2012

Trade fair RumFest is to expand its concept as it returns to London's ExCeL in October for its sixth successive year.

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It's a rum do at Appleton

Published:  06 July, 2012

J. Wray & Nephew owned Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has unveiled a 50 year old rum, to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Jamaica's Independence.

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Toorank Distilleries launches Rebellion Rum range

Published:  06 July, 2012

Toorank Distilleries, the Netherlands-based company behind Sloane's Dry Gin, has launched the Rebellion Rum range into the on-trade.

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Malibu launches limited edition Summer '12

Published:  02 July, 2012

Malibu has launched the limited edition Summer '12 following its first release in 2011, which delivered a significant uplift in sales, according to owner Pernod Ricard.

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Appleton Estate launches 50 year old rum

Published:  11 June, 2012

J. Wray & Nephew owned Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has unveiled a 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum, which is claimed by the company to be the world's oldest.

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Appleton Estate launches 'world's oldest rum'

Published:  10 June, 2012

J. Wray & Nephew owned Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum has unveiled a 50 Year Old Jamaica Rum, which is claimed by the company to be the world's oldest.

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Malibutique concept taken to new levels

Published:  21 May, 2012

Rum brand Malibu is joining forces with brand partners to expand its "Malibutique" consumer campaign that focuses on girls getting ready for a night out.

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Blavod launches Red Leg spiced rum

Published:  30 March, 2012

Blavod Wines and Spirits has launched premium brand Red Leg, a spiced Caribbean rum, to the on-trade.

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Diplomatico launches ultra premium rum

Published:  14 October, 2011

Venezuelan rum producer Destilerias Unidas has launched its first ultra premium bottling of Diplomatico rum.

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Diageo GB brings Captain Morgan to Morgan's Spiced

Published:  07 April, 2011

Diageo GB, is bringing the figurehead Captain Morgan to its Morgan's Spiced brand in a bid to give the golden rum based spirit drink a unique personality.

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Founder of Pusser's Rum awarded MBE

Published:  14 January, 2011

Founder and chairman of Pusser's Rum, Charles Tobias, has received an MBE in the Queen's New Year Honours List.

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Golden Rum Barrel Award winners announced

Published:  20 October, 2010

Winners of the inaugural international Golden Rum Barrel Awards have been announced by The Rum Experience.

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Super premium launch for Mount Gay Rum

Published:  03 August, 2010

First Drinks has extended its Mount Gay Rum range with an ultra premium addition.

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New Taste - a vodka, a rum and a Rioja

Published:  29 July, 2010

What happens when vodka companies run out of ideas for flavours - will they jump on the bandwagon like crisps and start producing the likes of fish and chip or hoisin duck flavours? We'll have to wait and see if that quirky initiative ever sees the light of day. In the meantime, Diageo GB is rolling out a new variant for its popular flavoured vodka range - Smirnoff Blueberry (rrp £14.79) in a bid to fuel further growth of the category. So far, so good - according to Diageo its Bristol trial saw "outstanding" results. Smirnoff Blueberry is promoted to be served with lemonade, making it easy for consumers to create a long, mixed spirit drink at home.

 

With an approach more akin to gin making due to its selection of "botanicals", creators of Elements Eight spiced rum (rrp £29.99) has included cinnamon, ginger, clove, star anise, vanilla, honey, nutmeg, orange, lemon and coconut in the mix. All are 100% natural and indigenous to St Lucia, where Elements Eight rums are distilled. Co-creator, Carl Stephenson said: "We wanted to replicate what we did with Elements Eight Gold and Platinum, but for the spiced rum category. This is a sector that is yet to feature a super-premium version and we took our time (18 months) to create what we feel is the perfect blend."
carl@e8rum.com

 

Are you a multiple looking to stock a straightforward, accessible-style, fruit-forward Rioja? If so, the Berceo Nueva Generación (rrp £6.99) is aimed at you. This is the latest release from Bodegas Luis Gurpegui Muga, one of the leading and oldest producers of wines from Rioja and Navarra, established in 1872. The family estate produces one of Spain's most successful high-volume, young, fruity Riojas, Vinadrian. It also produces one of its most premium, Los Dominios de Berceo Prefiloxerico (rrp £6.99), which comes from the only surviving pre-phylloxera red grape vineyard in Rioja from 2ha which were planted more than 140 years ago.
louise@phillips-hill.co.uk

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Appleton launches 30-year-old rum

Published:  27 July, 2010

Appleton Estate is launching a rare 30-year-old rum in the UK market that has a world wide distribution of less than 1500 bottles.

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Milk and Honey to represent UK in Appleton rum's world final

Published:  27 May, 2010

Josh Ivanovic of London's Milk and Honey bar is to represent the UK in the final of the Appleton Estate Bartender's Challenge in Jamaica after winning the British competition this week.

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Pusser's Rum awarded golds in USA and UK

Published:  15 April, 2010

Pusser's Rum, has won two world-beating awards in competitions held both in the USA and the UK.

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Diageo faces boycott over rum plans

Published:  07 December, 2009

Diageo is facing a boycott of its spirits brands in protest at its future production plans - in Puerto Rico.

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Diageo rum plant construction begins

Published:  07 May, 2009

Diageo has broken the ground on the construction of a state-of-the-art rum distillery in the US Virgin Islands.

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New rum distillery to open in Barbados

Published:  10 March, 2009

Barbados sees the opening of its first new rum distillery in years. St Nicholas Abbey opens on Cherry Tree Hill in the north of the island at the end of March, the final part in a massive renovation project undertaken by local architect and rum aficionado Larry Warren, who bought the property in 2006.

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