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Stark Spirits California Silver 151rum

Published on February 6, 2016

Califonian overproof white rum made by Stark Distillery. Made from both molasses as well as fresh sugar cane juice and bottled at a whopping 75.5% abv.

Description taken from the Stark Spirits website:

Stark Spirits California Silver 151 RUM is setting the standard for California style Overproofed RUM’s. Reminiscent of pacific island adventures, fresh sea air, sailing, surfing, and California beaches, Stark Spirits California Silver 151 RUM is smooth, delicious. Even at such high proof, this RUM maintains a terrific natural clean RUM flavor. Crafted from molasses and pure cane sugar. It’s a RUM you’d only find made by american craft distillery.

Try in your favorite super rum powered cocktail or Tiki drink. With a fire that is real, use it in a fondue, party punch, or your flaming dessert.

Our 151 Rum is handcrafted in small quantities and available in limited releases.

Stark Spirits California Silver Rumrum

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A artisanal Californian silver rum with some sweet notes that according to the people at Stark distillery beautifully reflects the charisma of our Golden State.

Description taken from the Stark Spirits website:

Stark Spirits California Silver Rum has strength of character that surprises and delights. California is not the Caribbean, and Stark Spirits California Silver Rum is not Caribbean rum.

Think of characteristics found in a premium dry California wine. Our 80 proof rum presents with heat and a promise of sweetness at your first taste. The sweetness builds as you savor it, and the finish is warm and long and dry. The memory of the sweetness of sugar cane lingers, without drenching sweetness flooding the palate.

Stark Spirits California Silver Rum has strength of character for a sweet, mellow drink… Alone, over ice or in your favorite Tiki cocktail.

Master of Maltcommunity

Published on January 30, 2016

Big online retailer with a large selection of rums. Interestingly enough, they also sell some antique bottles, so if you're looking for a bottle of Havanna CLub 15 this might be the place to find it.

Although the nme suggests they only sell whisky, they actually offer a wide range of rums from all over the world. Shipping is fast and worldwide, and their service is good.

Master of Malt also offers a sample service that allows you to try a small 3cl bottles before buying the real thing. Intersting if you’re planning to buy $3000+ bottle of Appleton 50 for example.

Stark Spirits Distillerydistillery

Published on January 9, 2016

Stark Spirits is a young craft distillery in Pasadena California. With 1200 square feet of working space, Stark Spirit is a micro distillery in the true sense of the word.

Founded in 2013 by Greg Stark and his wife Karen Robinson-Stark, their first product (Stark Spirits California Silver Rum) was bottled on november 15th 2014.

They also produce whisky and an orange eau-de-vie that’s aptly called ‘sunshine’. The future product line will also consist of aged rum as well as aged single malt whiskey.

Stark Spirits has an artisanal approach and they operate a copper Hoga pot still.

Although they are a micro distillery, they do offer tours. For further information, or to make an appointment, please contact the distillery. See contact details below.

Beenleigh Distillery is again open for visitorspost

Published on December 3, 2015

On december 2nd Beenleigh Distillery (Beenleigh, Australia) opened its brand new $3.46 million dollar visitor center.

Opening hours are from wednesday to sunday, from 10am to 5pm. The distillery offers a guided tour complete with a rum tasting. For more information contact Gavin Butler on 07 3807 3737 or


Published on November 27, 2015

Although they do grow sugarcane there, the country doesn't produce much rum. The only Chilean rum we know of is El Gaitero.

Rum seems is pretty popular in Chili. Sales have overtaken that of Pisco in the supermarket, and almost all supermarkets offer a wide selection of aged rum.

White rum is also readily available everywhere, but the selection is smaller. Popular brands you will find in almost all supermarkets include: Flor de Caña, Ron Abuelo and Havana Club.

Chile doesn’t seem to produce much rum though. The only Chilean rum we found on our travels was ‘El Gaitero’. According to the locals this is an aged rum, that has been around since the stoneage.

The country also produces Arrack, and a spirit that is a mix of grape and sugarcane distillate which is quite popular as a mixer.

El Gaitero Ronrum

Published on November 26, 2015

As far as we know El Gaitero Ron is the only rum produced in Chile. The brand has been around for quite some time, and their rum taste a bit like German Rumverschnitt like Pott or Hanssen.

Fruity, typically rummy, and slightly medicinal. Probably a blend of young high-ester rum and collumn still sugar distillate.

They sell it in small 296ml bottles and regular bottles. It’s very cheap, but pretty hard to get by.


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Located east of the city center of Amsterdam, the Rumbarrel is a 'Caribbean bar' that specializes in all things Caribbean.

They offer a quite wide selection of rum and cocktails, and have around 70 rums to choose from. But ‘it’s not all just about the rum’, and they also offer Caribbean coffee, chocolate, cigars and comfort food.

Opening hours are as follows:
Monday: 08.00 – 01.00
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: 08.00 – 01.00
Thursday: 08.00 – 01.00
Friday: 08.00 – 03.00
Saturday: 08.00 – 03.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 01.00

Contact details:

Telephone: +31 (0) 624 93 89 09
Address: Javastraat 143
1094HE Amsterdam

Robert Burrcommunity

Published on November 10, 2015

Very active in the Rum scene. Involved in organising the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and the Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise.

Very active in the Rum scene. Involved in organising the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and the Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise.

The 2015 Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruiseevent

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An Exclusive Rum-Theme Adventure Aboard a Luxurious Modern Cruiseship Visiting the Island Birthplaces of Great Rum. Explore, discern and savor rum in its natural environment!

Enjoy the Ultimate Rum Cruise — Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise in the Eastern Caribbean.

Experience a week of delicious cruising through the Eastern Caribbean islands, discovering the birthplaces of great rums, Billede fjernet af afsender.savoring the best rums of the region with rum seminars, tasting events, rum shopping, excursions to rum distilleries and visitor centers.

Rum cruisers will meet rum experts from around the world, find great rum bargains on each island and revel with fellow rum enthusiasts.

Enjoy pure relaxation and incredible views along the way.

Jewel of the Seas, a dazzling Radiance-class ship, combines sleek swiftness, panoramic vistas, and wide-open spaces for the ultimate cruise getaway.

With acres of glass throughout and elevators facing the sea, every view is picture-worthy. Bask at the tranquil Solarium pool, recharge at Vitality Spa, or reach new heights on their signature rock-climbing wall.

When the sun goes down, the night heats up with Broadway-style shows, Casino Royale, plus 16 bars and lounges.

Prices do not include day trip excursions. The cost of VIP van transportation is about $50 per person per day to travel around the islands.

Interior $639 per person, plus tax
Outside $780
Balcony $935
Deluxe $1535

For more details on the cruise and to register, contact:

Deborah Fogarty, CTA, ECC
Certified Travel Agent
Elite Cruise Counsellor
Be Well Travel, LLC
Above and Beyond Customer Service for All
Cell: 954-778-5699

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