Tidal Rum launches crowdfunding campaign

Tidal Rum aims to raise at least £150,000 after launching an equity crowdfunding campaign on the Seedrs platform.

RumFest set for physical event in October

RumFest will return in person with a real life event for 2021 taking place between 15-17th October in London.

Diageo launches RTD brand in partnership with Australia’s Coral Nurture Program

Diageo Australia has announced the nationwide launch of Reeftip Drinks Co., a spiced rum RTD brand that will donate 10 per cent of profits towards regenerating the Great Barrier Reef.

Richard Seale: Rum's Supreme Champion

Foursquare Distillery icon Richard Seale talks about his career and recent achiements with Oli Dodd.

Barbados GI: Heritage matters

Geographical Indicators (GIs) are a hot topic in the global spirits industry, particularly in the Caribbean. Shay Waterworth investigates.

Black Tot launches second Master Blender's Reserve

Black Tot Rum has announced the launched of its second annual limited edition expression Master Blender’s Reserve which will be available from Black Tot Day, 31 July.

Foursquare Redoubtable Named Supreme Champion at International Spirits Challenge 2021

Foursquare Distillery in Barbados has won the coveted International Spirits Challenge 2021 Supreme Champion award for its Redoubtable 14 Year Old rum.

Edrington reports year-on-year profit decline

Edrington has reported that pre-tax profit decreased 21% year-on-year to £178.4 million for the year ending 31 March 2021.

Havana Club launches Tributo 2021

Havana Club has unveiled the sixth instalment in its prestigious Tributo series of limited-edition rums.

Takamaka: The Seychelles rum turns 20

Shay Waterworth talks to brothers Bernard and Richard d’Offay about their Takamaka rum brand as it hits the ripe age of 20.

Flor de Caña to plant 1m trees by 2025

Flor de Caña has pledged to plant more than one million trees by 2025 through its own annual reforestation program called ‘Together for a Greener Future’.

Equiano Light will increase brand's on-trade presence - Ian Burrell

Equiano Rum founder Ian Burrell believes the recent launch of Equiano Light will further open up the brand to the global on-trade.

Rhum Barbancourt enters new distribution deal for LATAM and US

Rhum Barbancourt, a family-owned distillery established in 1862, has entered a new distribution deal with MONARQ Group for Latin American and the Caribbean as well as duty free in the US.

Jura launches new rum cask finish

Jura single malt whisky has launched a new rum cask finish as the latest member of the Jura Cask Editions.

Havana Club unveils Cuban Spiced variant

Havana Club has launched a Cuban Spiced variant in a bid to bring more millennial and Generation Z consumers into the rum category.

Beveland launches Doble 9 rum range

Spanish company Beveland Distillers has launched a new range of cuban rums called Doble 9 which consists of a blanco, añejo, gran reserva ad 15-year-old.

Caribbean and French rum producers team up to improve exports deals

Caribbean rum producers have joined forces with French group CIRT-DOM, to help get the best deal for their exports into major markets including the European Union.

Moët Hennessy rolls out Eminente rum brand

Moët Hennessy has launched Cuban rum brand Eminente in the UK, France, Germany and the Czech Republic.

US spirits industry applauds UK for suspending retaliatory tariffs

The US spirits industry has applauded the UK’s decision to suspend retaliatory tariffs on American rum, brandy and vodka once it leaves the EU on January 1.

Appleton Estate releases limited series of rare pot-still rums

Appleton Estate has launched its Hearts Collection, a limited-release of three pot-still rums aged between 21-26 years.

C.Gars brings Key West First Legal Rum to the UK

UK-based cigar and whisky merchant C.Gars has become the exclusive importer and distributor for Key West First Legal Rum for the UK and EU.

Former Pernod Ricard execs create botanical rum

Former Pernod Ricard executives Laurent Lacassagne and Patrick Venning have launched a botanical rum after setting up a micro-distillery in London’s Brixton Market.

Don Papa Rye Aged Rum launches in 28 markets

Don Papa has celebrated the close ties between the Philippines and the United States by launching a rum aged for four years in American rye casks.  

Caribbean Export Development Agency launches virtual expo

Several spirits brands will be featured at the first ever virtual expo hosted by the Caribbean Export Development Agency on November 17-18.

Diplomatico Selección de Familia released

Venezuelan producer Diplomatico is targeting rum connoisseurs with a new high-end expression called Selección de Familia.

German rye producer Stork Club targets export markets

Germany’s first rye whiskey distillery has teamed up with export agency Proof Strength in a bid to boost its presence in various markets around the world.

International Spirits Challenge 2020 announces results for gin, vodka and rum

Some of the world’s leading distillers are celebrating after securing impressive medal hauls in the International Spirits Challenge 2020.

The language of rum

Language has immense power. It can start wars and broker peace; it can convey truth and espouse lies; it can lead to both understanding and misunderstanding. For rum, semantics is a particularly sore subject.

BrewDog Distilling Co. launches Distiller's Cut spiced rum

BrewDog Distilling Co. has launched a limited-edition Distiller’s Cut spiced rum under its Five Hundred Cuts range.

Zamora Company USA adds Don Papa rum to portfolio

Zamora Company USA has bolstered its spirits portfolio with the addition of Filipino rum brand Don Papa.

Rum from Isles of Scilly launched

A British family from the Isles of Scilly has created a new rum called Daymark 1683 Original.

West Indies distillery opposes Barbados GI proposal

The West Indies Rum Distillery has appealed the implementing of a Geographical Indication for Barbados rum which was put forward by Mount Gay, Foursquare and Saint Nicholas Abbey.

Havana Club launches rums for bartenders

Havana Club has unveiled The Havana Club Professional Edition range which has been specifically developed to target bartenders.

Havana Club injects Cuban culture into redesigned label

Havana Club has unveiled a new label for its Havana Club Añejo Especial rum that reflects the vibrancy of Cuba and aims to communicate the "quality and authentic" production process of the rum.

Cockspur is sold to Woodland Radicle

The Barbados rum brand Cockspur has been sold to Woodland Radicle, a company that specializes in brand creation and brand.

Malibu connects to smartphones

Malibu, coconut-flavoured rum brand, is claiming a world first by launching bottles that are connected to deliver content directly to a smartphone.

Alvino’s wins Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai competition

Emporia Brands has announced the winner of the Chairman’s Reserve Mai Tai competition - Alvino’s from Newcastle.

Montenegro takes Cuervo brands to Italy

Gruppo Montenegro, the owner of Amaro Montenegro and Vecchia Romagna brandy, has finalised exclusive distribution agreements in the Italian market for Jose Cuervo, the world’s number-one tequila, Bushmills, Irish whiskey, The Kraken Black Spiced rum and Boodles British gin.

Havana Club: Pernod Ricard statement

Pernod Ricard has released a statement regarding the on-going battle with Bacardi over the Havana Club name.

Rum’s got punch

Not for the first time, a growing number of retailers, distributors and drinks experts are predicting a bright future for premium rum in the United States. Dominic Roskrow asked a panel of experts for their thoughts

Ron de Jeremy XO launches in UK

One Eyed Spirits - the makers of Ron de Jeremy Rum and Spirit Cartel - is launching Ron de Jeremy XO Rum in the UK.

Rum stuck in the middle

Rum has had a challenging time in major developed markets in recent years, according to a new report from Rabobank.

Bacardí announces new global vice president

Fabio Di Giammarco has been made global vice president for Bacardí rum. He is responsible for the Bacardí rum brand marketing efforts globally, including positioning, advertising, packaging and pricing.

Bacardi buys Banks rum

Bacardi has announced that it has bought super-premium rum brand Banks for an undisclosed sum. 

Bacardi is named most reputable company

Bacardi has been named among the most reputable companies in the world, according to the annual Global RepTrak 100 list recently released by the Reputation Institute and published in Forbes magazine.

Bacardi appoints VP of fashion

Akiko Maeda has been appointed Bacardi's VP of fashion, responsible for developing partnerships that further incorporate the group's portfolio of spirits brands into the fashion world.

Bacardi makes Vergara rum vice president

Bacardi has announced the internal appointment of Mauricio Vergara as global category vice president of rums.

Now Bacardi appoints CFO

Bacardi Limited has announced the immediate appointment of Kevin F. McNamara as Bacardi Limited senior vice president and chief financial officer (CFO), responsible for global financial operations.

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.

Bacardi appoints new regional presidents

Bacardi Limited has announced the internal appointments of two new regional presidents.