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Pirate's Grog expands range with new super-premium rum

Published:  23 March, 2016

Hackney-based boutique rum importer Pirate's Grog has added a new limited edition 13-year-old Central American rum to its range.


Maggie's Farm rum wins ACSA best in show second year running

Published:  04 March, 2016

Pennsylvania-based Allegheny Distilling has taken home the best-in-show medal from the American Craft Spirits Association's annual awards for its Maggie's Farm rum the second year in a row.


Pernod Ricard taunts Bacardí with ultra-premium range for contested Havana Club brand

Published:  01 March, 2016

Pernod Ricard launched a new range of premium limited-edition Havana Club reserve rums yesterday, despite the recently re-ignited dispute for the brand's ownership with Bacardí.


Ron Zacapa celebrates art of slow dining at Lee Westcott's Typing Room

Published:  24 February, 2016

Premium rum brand Ron Zacapa is partnering with leading young London chef Lee Westcott to create a food-and-drink pairing menu that celebrates slow dining.


Instil bets on big year for premium rum with The Real McCoy listing

Published:  22 February, 2016

Instil Drinks has added premium Barbados rum The Real McCoy Rum to its portfolio ahead of the company's relaunch in London on March 1.


Bacardi challenges US government as battle for Havana Club escalates

Published:  16 February, 2016

Bacardi has demanded that the US government reverse its January 11 decision to grant the Havana Club trademark to Pernod Ricard.


Insights: More women working in rum is helping the category thrive

Published:  04 February, 2016

The number of women in the rum industry is rising and it is happening across all levels of distilleries from top management to master blenders.  The increased diversity within the workforce and at the top level is helping to build stronger businesses long-term.


Bacardi brings FOI suit against US government in Havana Club dispute

Published:  01 February, 2016

Bacardi has upped the ante in its longrunning fight with Pernod Ricard over the Havana Club brand by filing a Freedom of Information Act request with the US Department of Treasury.


Bacardi and Pernod Ricard return to battle for Havana Club brand

Published:  18 January, 2016

The US Patent and Trademark Office has reignited the long-running battle between Bacardi Ltd and Pernod Ricard for the Havana Club rum brand by awarding the mark to Pernod Ricard.


Ron Zacapa launches limited edition Reserva Limitada 2015

Published:  13 November, 2015

Ultra-premium Guatemalan rum brand, Ron Zacapa has launched its third annual limited edition blend, Reserva Limitada 2015.


Roots taps rum ambassador Burrell for Caribbean restaurant launch

Published:  12 November, 2015

Entrepreneur, chef and musician Levi Roots has partnered with global rum ambassador Ian Burrell for the launch of his first restaurant.


Super premium Mauritian rum gets limited edition first UK release

Published:  03 November, 2015

The Penny Blue super premium Mauritian rum is to receive its first cask release outside the island.


New UK release for One Eyed Spirits Ron de Jeremy brand

Published:  27 October, 2015

One Eyed Spirits and Spirit Cartel are to launch a new expression of Ron de Jeremy Rum in the UK.


Bacardi reveals UK finalists for Legacy Cocktail Competition

Published:  13 October, 2015

Bacardi has announced the UK finalists for its 2015 Legacy Cocktail Competition.


Matugga rum launch brings taste of East Africa to the UK

Published:  12 October, 2015

This week sees the launch of the first UK-distilled rum to be produced from East African sugar cane molasses.


Angostura French Oak expression is the second in Cask Collection rum range

Published:  25 September, 2015

A limited edition rum with an £89.99 UK rrp is being launched by Trinidad & Tobago rum producer Angostura.


Sparkling wine continues to fizz with on-trade sales up by more than half in a year

Published:  15 September, 2015

Sparkling wine is the star performer in the drinks trade with the value of on-trade sales up by more than half in the year to July 7, according to Nielsen figures in the third quarter market report from the Wine & Spirit Trade Association.


Packaging overhaul for Zacapa super-premium rum pair

Published:  01 September, 2015

Wray & Nephew rum ends the summer in Jamaican party mood

Published:  20 August, 2015

Wray & Nephew Overproof rum is hosting Jamaican themed events over the last two weekends of the summer to raise awareness of the brand among consumers.


London bars and shops prepare for first ever Rum Experience Week

Published:  13 August, 2015

Gerry's Wines & Spirit's in London's Soho has been named official rum shop for a week of events under the banner of Rum Experience Week.