Nov 24, 2014
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Best of Both Worlds: Trinidad’s Tea-Infused Chai Rum

Words by Tishanna Williams—


It’s National Rum Day here in the U.S., so we thought we’d scour the Caribbean for something new to drink. Trini correspondent Tishanna Williams has the scoop on a chai rum launching from her island.

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Rum Wars: Havana Club Vs… Havana Club

Words by Jesse Serwer—


For years, two different Havana Club rums have been produced in two different countries by two different companies. A legacy of the now 53-year-old U.S.-Cuba trade embargo, the situation has recently been the subject of a battle between the US and the EU (along with Cuba) on the floor of the World Trade Organization. Yep, a bottle of rum is the source of strained relations between the world’s superpowers.

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Canita To Go: ‘Puerto Rican Moonshine’ Goes Mainstream With PitoRico

Words by Jesse Serwer–


The National Puerto Rican Day Parade in New York City (see highlights from yesterday’s edition here) is about as close as you can get to experiencing the “51st state” without leaving the continental U.S. One element of Puerto Rican culture you’re not likely to find on the parade route, though, is pitorro—Puerto Rico’s answer to moonshine and bush rum.

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Black Gold: Mount Gay’s Black Barrel Rum

Words by Jesse Serwer—


Mount Gay Rum, as you may already know, is the oldest documented rum producer in the world. The “Rum that Invented Rum” has operated continuously out of Barbados since—at least—1703.

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305 Lime: Miami’s Rum Renaissance Festival

Words by LargeUp Crew, Photo Courtesy Uncommon Caribbean/SBPR

Rum Renaissance Festival

We’ve been waiting for the “rum renaissance” to happen for years. A day when our stateside contingent can walk into any pub or club and expect to find the same level of choices as our whiskey- and vodka-drinking friends. Or at least something more than the Captain Morgan, Bacardi and Malibu—with the occasional Appletons or Mount Gay sighting—we encounter at most stateside nightspots and watering holes.

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Touch Di Road with Mamachel: Bacchanal Jamaica

Words by Mamachel

Jamaica Carnival image_5 (1)

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