Rum & Sustainability – Virginie de Pouppeville: “Envisaging a future with no volume restrictions isn’t very realistic.”

Virginie de Pouppeville is Quality Manager at BBS (La Mauny, Trois Rivières). As such, she works across the entire production line, from field to bottle. She talks to us about the company’s environmental policy. Rumporter: What measures have you implemented for environmental protection? Virginia Poupeville: We are…

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Rum & Sustainability- “People are our primary concern” – Interview with Alexander Gabriel

Navigating between Charente, Barbados and Jamaica, Alexandre Gabriel is building a small empire wihin the rum industry. Known for his passion for production, he talks with us about his social and environmental concerns andevokes the existing threats, particularly regarding the Caribbean sugar industry. Rumporter: Alexander, you recently…

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HSE Rums: The Fount of All Understanding 3/3

Read part one of the interview here Meeting between Cyrille Lawson, one of HSE Rum’s figureheads and Cyrille Mald, for a frank exchange on the production secrets that lie behind HSE’s treasures. Cyrille Mald: You said that at the molecular level, if you add water, this increase…

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HSE Rums: The Fount of All Understanding 2/3

Read part one of the interview here Meeting between Cyrille Lawson, one of HSE Rum’s figureheads and Cyrille Mald, for a frank exchange on the production secrets that lie behind HSE’s treasures. Cyrille Mald: Let’s move on to the second batch: The Marquis de Terme 2, which…

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HSE Rums: The Fount of All Understanding 1/3

Meeting between Cyrille Lawson, one of HSE Rum’s figureheads and Cyrille Mald, for a frank exchange on the production secrets that lie behind HSE’s treasures. We may as well be totally complicit in addressing all these little mysteries, possibly as never before, and reveal the secrets behind…

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Luca Gargano and Jamaica, a true romance

If there is a key figure in the rum world, that person is Luca “Ruruki” Gargano! The introduction into the French and European markets of new Yardies bottled by the Genoa-based company has given us an opportunity to find out more about the love affair Ruruki has had…

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Artificial Intelligence’s rum : Interview with Ian Burrell

In an interesting move for the British rum market, Virgin Holiday has begun production of their own blend - ‘the Virgin Holiday Spirit’ - once again proving that rum is the ambassador of tourism. But of course busy Richard Branson and his team didn’t just follow the…

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Meet Alexx Mouzouris, Don Q Global Ambassador

Following the launch of Don Q’s newest rum, Oak Barrel Spiced, we took a moment to speak with the brand’s Global Ambassador, Alexx Mouzouris. Find out a little bit more about this industry superstar as well as Don Q’s introduction of a more sophisticated spiced rum option.

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Tito Cordero from Diplomatico: the ron with maestria

Tito Cordero, cellar master for the Venezuelan brand Diplomático, is one of the most talented “Maestro Ronero” or Master Rum Blenders of his generation, as can be seen from the numerous awards bestowed on his creations over the past decade. He played a strong role in the…

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Meeting with Ian Burrell, the Global Rum Ambassador

Ian Burrell, the Global Rum Ambassador, it’s not necessary to introduce him. He agreed to give us a long interview where he talks about everything with all the freedom of a man who has built his independence. Historical Background Rumporter : Your background is very versatile (bartender, rap…

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Meet Cyrille Lawson the Black Sheriff of HSE Rhums

Cyril Lawson has been the Commercial Director for HSE rums for 20 years and has accompanied this emblematic brand through its journey for registered designation of origin, becoming one of its formidable ambassadors

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Interview with Emmanuel Becheau of JM rums

Cyrille Hugon: How long have you been working for J.M? Emmanuel Becheau : I began my professional career at Héritiers Crassous de Médeuil in July 1997 where I worked as the Commercial Director until 2002 (when the company was taken over by GBH, the Groupe Brenard Hayot). Following…

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