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Havana Club Rum

Now that spring is here and the weather is starting to warm up, I’ve been craving some refreshing rum cocktails. I’ve only tried a few white rums, so I was excited to check out something new, and the simple black and white label of Havana Club Puerto Rican Rum caught my eye immediately. Although now produced in Puerto Rico by the Bacardi company, Havana Club was first distilled in Cuba by José Arechabala in the 1860’s. The Arechabala Family produced the rum until the Cuban Revolution in the 1960’s, and the new government nationalized rum production. Arechabala soon left cuba for the United States. Cuba continued selling rum with the […]

Bottle of Ten to One White Rum sitting on a wooden table, in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Ten to One White Rum

Ten to One White rum is produced by Ten to One, a company founded by Trinidadian entrepreneur Marc Farrell. Based in New York, the company is currently co-owned by Marc Farrell and celebrity music artist Ciara. As a brand, Ten to One aims to change how people think about rum in a way that celebrates Caribbean culture. The brand is often lauded for being a black-owned business, something that is rare in the rum […]

Bottle of Capitan Bucanero Viejo Blanco Rum, sitting on a wooden table in front of a mixed white and wooden background

Capitan Bucanero Viejo Blanco Rum

Capitan Bucanero Viejo Blanco Rum is a Dominican White Rum produced in association with Beveland Distillers, a Spain-based distilling company. Unfortunately, Beveland keeps their production information quite close to the vest, only disclosing that this Rum is produced somewhere in the Dominican Republic using “traditional processes”. This particular Viejo Blanco rum is a blend of different rums aged between […]

Bottle of Plantation 3 Star Rum sitting on a dark brown table in front of a white door

Plantation 3 Stars Rum

This Plantation 3 Stars Rum is manufactured by Plantation Rum, a French-owned brand created by the company Maison Ferrand. Though Maison Ferrand started out specializing in Cognac, owner Alexander Gabriel soon branched out into the production of Rum after exploring various islands in the Caribbean. Today, Plantation Rum partners with distilleries in Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana, and Panama to create its blends.

This particular blend uses 3 base rums from Barbados, Trinidad, and Jamaica – hence the name “3 star”. All made from the usual molasses, each rum included uses slightly different techniques.

The first rum hails from Barbados […]