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Mount Gay goes old school

For over a year already, Mount Gay has been dabbling in a stylistic exercise: the Master Blender collection. After leaping into the future with its “Peat Smoke Expression,” the brand is peddling back in time to delve into the genesis of its distillation. We’re talking about 100%…

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Glen Moray partners with Saint James Rums to create a new finish

Glen Moray Scotch whisky welcomes a new addition to the Elgin Curiosity range: a single malt finished in agricole rum barrels. After tinkering with a “rum finish” whisky last year aged in Depaz rum barrels, it’s now Saint James’ turn. The Scotch has spent two years in…

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Saint James Bitters: Stephen Martin launches his own bitters

Our dear Global Brand Ambassador, Stephen Martin has rolled up his sleeves and has presented his favourite brand with a bitters worthy of its name! He asked himself the legitimate question “Why should signature cocktails be made with bitters produced by a brand that competes with our…

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Trois Rivières launches its “The Bar Editions Range”

Trois Rivières rums are expanding their presence in the mixology and bar world by offering a new range of rums – exclusively to bartenders. Daniel Baudin, cellar master at Trois Rivières, has surpassed himself in proposing these new products: “55 Origins”, “Double Wood”, “Cannes Brûlées” (Charred Canes)…

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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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HSE: The Program of Cheerfulness

The most certain mark of wisdom is cheerfulness.¹ ¹ Montaigne, Essays These are 5 new HSE expressions, which wisdom dictates will bring you certain enjoyment. HSE Cuvée 2016, White Rum – 50° Rich on the palate (naphtha and citrus caviar) becoming enchanting (mango, white pepper). Hints of…

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HSE Rums: Two Cask Strengths that give all they’ve got!

HSE Rums unveil two products: two Cask Strengths to complement the “Expert Cask” range. After fifteen or so years of research and development, HSE brings us two rums whose aromatic profiles are quite distinct, thanks to the different technical characteristics of the selected casks. Indeed, the origin…

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Mount Gay, the summit of Barbados

On this island, the birthplace of rum, as Barbados has been called for centuries, Mount Gay is a must-see landmark. This coral island, as flat as a pancake or almost – its highest point, Mount Hillaby “culminates” at 336 m – Barbados offers little in the way…

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HSE Rums: Two great vintage white rums coming your way

HSE Rums have brought out two new products this autumn: their first plot-specific rum and a 2016 cuvée. Beware! Great vintages coming your way! HSE – Rhum blanc Agricole – Parcellaire #1 A handful of very lucky people were able to taste this at the last Rhum…

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HSE unveils Ragtime!

HSE further complements its range with its Ragtime but before talking about the product, let’s talk about the name… Ragtime is an African-American musical genre and a precursor to jazz, with its origins in 1900s America. Listen to an excerpt from Scott Joplin below: Not bad, eh?…

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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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Trois Rivières: from the plantation to the still

Thanks to Rhum, this little Martinique hamlet has become famous around the world - even if its distillery has been out of action since 2004. But the 120 ha plantation still provides its sugarcane juice, and the two distillation columns are still active on the Riviere-Pilote site,…

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Mount Gay, noblesse oblige

Barbados, dubbed the birthplace of rum, required a lord to play the role of its illustrious representative, a role that history gave to Sir John Gay Alleyne, particularly since Mount Gay is the oldest rum distillery in the world. And yet it could have been given many…

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An upmarket move for Maison La Mauny

Whilst in 2014 the BBS group decided to review the Trois Rivières range and, to our great pleasure, this year they have decided to revisit the products of the recently renamed Maison La Mauny.

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