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Three rum producers join WIRSPA

The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) has approved the incorporation of Hampden Estate Gold, Monymusk Plantation Special Reserve and Westerhall Vintage into its Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR) marquee.

Ron Prohibido
Ron Prohibido launched at Imbibe

Emporia Brands’ Ron Prohibido- ‘The Forbidden Rum’- launched in the UK for the first time at Imbibe Live yesterday. 
  

Pusser’s Rum launch two SKU’s at Imbibe

Cellar Trends has launched two new Pusser’s Rum SKU’s at on-trade show Imbibe Live yesterday to the UK.

Koko Kanu to enter UK off-trade

Gruppo Campari’s J Wray & Nephew has revealed its first major consumer campaign in the UK for its Jamaican coconut rum, Koko Kanu.  

New primer maestro ronero de Cuba takes up role

Juan Carlos González has been appointed primer maestro ronero de Cuba.

Interview: Havana Club CEO Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne

Hamish Smith caught up with Havana Club CEO Jérôme Cottin-Bizonne in Cuba ahead of the Havana Club Grand Prix.

Appleton looking for an ambassador

Wray & Nephew is looking for a London-based UK brand ambassador for its Jamaican rum brand, Appleton Estate.

Bacardi launches Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron

Bacardi has launched a super premium rum, Gran Reserva Maestro de Ron, exclusively for global travel retail.

Bacardi clings to rum supremacy

Bacardi remains the world’s best selling rum, despite sales of Indian rum McDowell’s No.1 Celebration running the category leader close in 2013.

Ron Montero to host festival

Spanish rum brand Ron Montero will hold a rum festival this June in Motril, Andalusia, in southern Spain.

Bacardi
Bacardi CEO Shirley departs

Bacardi Limited has announced the departure of president and chief executive officer Ed Shirley.

Line up announced for Mauritius Rum Festival London

Organisers of the Mauritius Rum Festival have announced the line up of producers for the frist UK appearance of the show, which takes place on April 3-4th at London’s Emirate’s stadium.

Bacardi introduces four new products to the UK

Bacardi has announced a UK innovation drive as part of its new campaign Untameable since 1862.

Captain Morgan white rum
US: Captain Morgan White Rum to take on Bacardi

Diageo has launched Captain Morgan White Rum in the US in direct opposition to Bacardi Superior.

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World's 50 Best Bars Brands Report: Rum

For the third installation of the Brands Report, we quizzed the class of 2013 on the rum brands moving through their bars.

Rhum Clément Jonone VSOP rolls out

Rhum Clément's Jonone VSOP edition will roll out to the UK and Japan in Q1 of 2014, following it’s launch in France, Italy and Israel duty free.

Pirassununga 51 is world's biggest cachaça brand

Pirassununga 51 was the world’s best selling cachaça in 2012, according to Drinks International’s The Millionaire’s Club 2013.

Bacardi tops rum sales chart

Bacardi was the world’s best selling rum in 2012, according to Drinks International’s The Millionaire’s Club 2013.

Bacardi ‘icon’ Manuel Jorge Cutillas passes

Bacardi Limited has announced the death of its former chairman, and fifth-generation family member, Manuel Jorge Cutillas.