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Selvarey Rum introduces Selvarey White and Selvarey Cacao Hailing from the jungles of Panama, Selvarey Rum is based in Los Angeles and co-founded by brothers Marc and Seth Gold, and Robert Herzig. Selvarey’s rums are distilled in the province of Herrera in copper column stills that date back to 1922. Master Blender Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez, a 35-year veteran of Havana Club rums, the former Cuban Minister of Rum, and a resident of Panama, collaborated with Selvarey to create the recipes for both spirits, and is involved throughout the production process, from planting and harvesting the sugar cane to aging... Read more →

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Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend Spiced Rum This limited-time offering was inspired by Captain Henry Morgan’s victorious raid on the Spanish in 1671, where he lost his beloved flagship, The Satisfaction. Made with St. Croix rum and finished through Spanish Oak, the blend contains elements derived from the type of barrels that were believed to have been on board The Satisfaction. At 70 proof (35% ABV), Captain Morgan 1671 Commemorative Blend is packaged in a unique jug designed in a nod to the 17th century and will be available nationally beginning in May 2014 for a suggested retail price of... Read more →

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The Bacardi Legacacy Global Cocktail Competition is a bit different from other global cocktail competitions in that every bartender presents a single drink to the judges, rather than having multiple drink challenges and mystery ingredient competitions and speed rounds. The reason for this is that the goal of the competition is for the bartender to create a future classic cocktail, like the Daiquiri, that can and hopefully will be made around the globe for many years to come. (And of course, sell lots of Bacardi in the process.) While attendees at the 2014 competition in Moscow, Russia last week were... Read more →

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Denizen Merchant’s Reserve Rum Citizen Spirits LLC, the producers of Denizen Aged White Rum, a 3-year-old blend from Trinidad and Jamaica, announce the launch of their first amber expression named Denizen Merchant’s Reserve. Denizen Merchant’s Reserve is an amber colored molasses rum; a blend of 8-year-old plummer style Jamaican pot still rum and a component of Rhum Grande Arome from the French island of Martinique. It will be available in San Francisco and New York City early April with a suggested retail price of $29.99 per 750ml bottle. Related articles New Booze: Canne Bleue and Select Barrel from Rhum Clément... Read more →

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Brugal Rum's Papá Andrés Papá Andrés is a blend of rums that the Maestros Roneros make each year, different from the last. Each blend is made from three different casks: first-filled Spanish Sherry Oak Casks, Ex-Pedro Ximenez Sherry Oak Casks and First Rum filled White American Oak. Only 36 casks of our total 250,000 cask inventory are selected to make this rum each year and 500 bottles per year are produced. MSRP of $1,200. Brugal Rum is the only 100% Dominican rum on the market. From the harvesting of local sugar cane to the final aging process, all elements of... Read more →

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Here's what landed in the inbox at Alcademics over the past couple of weeks: Booker's 25th Anniversary Bourbon Highland Park Freya Brugal Papa Andres Qui Platinum Extra-Anejo Westland Distillery First Peated, Deacon Seat, and Flagship whiskies Figueroa Mountain Paradise Rd Pilsner Breaker Bourbon 5 Year Rhum Clement Canne Bleue and Clement Select Barrel Related articles Alcademics Alco-Haul: Liquor + Book Arrivals at the Office 2/8/14 Alcademics Alco-Haul: Liquor Arrivals at the Office 11/23/13 Alcademics Alco-Haul: Liquor Arrivals at the Office 10/26/13 Alcademics Has a New (Physical) Address Read more →

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Today's post is written by Lou Bustamante, who travelled to Trinidad to witness the 2014 Angostura Global Cocktail Challenge. Lou is a contributor to publications including the SF Chronicle, SF Weekly and Wine & Spirits. On Sunday, March 2nd, on the eve of Carnival in Trinidad, The House of Angostura, producers of Angostura Rum and Angostura Aromatic Bitters, gathered 11 contestants from around the globe to compete in their Global Cocktail Contest. Each contestant had seven minutes to prepare two drinks, one rum based, and the other a freestyle cocktail. While the biggest challenge was certainly on stage in front... Read more →

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