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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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PLB brings Solera 7 rum to the UK

Published:  24 November, 2008

Solera 7 - the premium solera-aged rum from Matusalem - is now available in the UK for the first time via newly-appointed agent PLB.
Source: Solera 7

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Havana Club debuts new rum to UK market

Published:  05 November, 2008

Authentic Cuban rum maker Havana Club is pleased to announce the UK launch of its premium rum Havana Club Cuban Barrel Proof into leading style bars and specialist off-trade outlets.
Source: Havana Club

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PLB moves into spirits with Matusalem Rum

Published:  02 October, 2008

EXCLUSIVE: By Shirley Webb

UK distributor PLB Wines has set up a new spirits arm in a bid to diversify its portfolio.

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Bacardi opens retail store, launches reserve rum

Published:  31 July, 2008

Bacardi has opened its first retail store.

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Diageo to build new rum distillery

Published:  23 July, 2008

Drinks company Diageo has made public its intention to build a new rum distillery on the Virgin Island of St. Croix.

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Malibu Rum gets 14m shot in arm

Published:  23 July, 2008

Malibu will benefit from 14 million worth of marketing support from parent company Pernod Ricard UK over the next two years.

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Cockspur Rum investment sees label facelift

Published:  23 July, 2008

Cockspur Fine Rum has updated its bottle label for the first time in over two decades as it brings the European brand in line with the North American market.

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New Caribbean rum marque launches

Published:  23 July, 2008

The West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers' Association (WIRSPA) has unveiled a 'marque of provenance' to support and promote Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) brands.

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Edrington acquires majority stake in rum company

Published:  23 July, 2008

The Edrington Group has acquired a majority shareholding stake in the Brugal Company.

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Rum producers seeks snap-happy sailors

Published:  23 July, 2008

Rum producer Mount Gay has called on sailing enthusiasts to share their memorable photos in the 2007 Red Cap contest.

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Halewood scrums down for Lamb's Navy deal

Published:  23 July, 2008

Halewood International has secured a sponsorship deal with rugby league's Super League for its brand Lamb's Navy.

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Plans for UK generic rum campaign

Published:  23 July, 2008

A group of rum producers are planning to front a generic campaign in the UK - with every bottle bearing the stamp Authentic Caribbean Rum'.

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Bacardi and Pernod step up rum war

Published:  23 July, 2008

By Ron Emler
The long-running row over who owns the Havana Club brand has reached a new intensity, with Pernod Ricard planning fresh legal action in the US against Bacardi.

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Rum producer backs Flintoff testimonial

Published:  23 July, 2008

He is the hot favourite for this year's BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, and Andrew Freddie' Flintoff got his hands on another trophy - The Cockspur Cup - when the rum producer signed up as a partner for the all-rounder's testimonial year in 2006. The cup goes to the winner of the English Cricket Board's national knockout competition, and Cockspur is on course for a 500,000 investment in the English game. The brand is represented in the UK by Halewood International.

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THE RUM CONUNDRUM

Published:  23 July, 2008

Distributors are seeking to give rum an edge in the spirits market through innovative promotions and a greater range of flavours, but are supermarkets ready to vary their options? James Aufenast reports on the campaign to reposition rum

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IWSC SPEAKERS' FORUM AT THE LIWSF

Published:  23 July, 2008
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