The Beechmaster – One Touch Tiki Cocktails

A story about the Bartesian (apparently one of Oprah’s Favorite Things) passed though my Google news feed today. For the low price of $349 and some recipe-specific capsules, customers can effortlessly make Lemon Drops and Low-Cal Margaritas at home. Naturally, I pondered how this could work for Tiki cocktails - they do have a reputation... Continue Reading →

Stades – A New Barbados Rum Brand Emerges

The West Indies Rum Distillery has announced  via their Facebook page the imminent arrival of their first branded rum: Stade’s Rum, tagline: Mellowed by the Sea. (March 2nd, 2021). As many readers of this site know, the West Indies Rum Distillery is owned by Plantation Rum. What is notable here is that is not a... Continue Reading →

Rethinking “White Rum”

Dearly beloved, we are gathered here today to talk about this thing called “white rum”. Many abominations and misunderstandings have been committed in its name. To start with, no rum is really white. Clear? Sure.Silver? If you must. But honestly, that’s not the real issue here. It's forgivable and we can move past it. The... Continue Reading →

Martinique’s Other Rum Regulation : The Grand Arôme (Le Galion) PGI

Martinique’s appellation d’origine contrôlée (AOC) is perhaps the best-known regulation in the rum world of rum. Less known is that Guadeloupe, its sister French overseas department also has its own regulations, in the form of a Protected Geographical Indication (PGI), which I translated into English and summarized here. If that weren’t obscure enough for French West Indies... Continue Reading →

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