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Diageo signs up premium Cuban rum

Published:  13 August, 2019

Diageo has formed a 50/50 joint venture with Corporación Cuba Ron which gives it exclusive global distribution rights to Cuban rum brand Santiago de Cuba.

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Craft spirits start-up launches first drinks

Published:  31 July, 2019

Craft spirits start-up Top Beverages has unveiled its first two products, tapping into two key growth categories - rum and gin.

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Flavoured and spiced to replace white as favourite rum style in UK off-trade

Published:  30 April, 2019

Flavoured and spiced rums are storming their way to becoming the most drunk style of rum in the off-trade, and could be the most sold style in the UK by the end of the year.

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Taking rum to the next level

Published:  11 March, 2019

With rum in ascendancy, Harpers’ Think Rum panel debated how best to educate both trade and consumer as to the diversity and versatility of the category

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Q&A: Alexandre Gabriel, MD, Maison Ferrand

Published:  27 February, 2019

What did it mean to the business to win Supreme Champion in Harpers Design Awards?

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Q&A: Jim Meehan, co-founder, Banks Rums

Published:  27 February, 2019

Bartender extraordinaire Jim Meehan has been in Europe recently, leaving a trail of wisdom and insight behind him as to what it takes to make it the bar world.

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Matugga Distillers prepares to start production

Published:  23 October, 2018

A new family-run £100,000 rum distillery in central Scotland is preparing to start production.

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Usain Bolt London restaurant to offer 150 rums and dedicated rum bar

Published:  25 September, 2018

Usain Bolt’s restaurant, Tracks & Records, which is set to open in London next month, will boast over 150 rums – 100 of which are Jamaican.

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Distribution switch-up at Halewood Wines & Spirits

Published:  04 May, 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits has announced a number of changes to its line-up while revealing a new spirits focus for its agency business.

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Think Rum, Talk Rum

Published:  14 February, 2018

The opening panel at Harpers’ annual Think Rum event delved deep into the premium possibilities to grow the category. Andrew Catchpole reports

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Halewood acquires Dead Man’s Fingers as rum sales soar

Published:  06 February, 2018

Halewood Wines & Spirits has acquired spiced rum brand Dead Man’s Fingers for an undisclosed sum.

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Think Rum reveals this year’s winners

Published:  05 February, 2018

Think Rum revealed the winners of this year’s awards at the second annual event held last week, with Sly Augustin taking the prestigious Rum Champion of the Year gong and the Best Individual Rum Bar award.

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WSTA predicts rum sales to have smashed £1bn barrier

Published:  02 January, 2018

UK rum sales are predicted to have broken the £1bn barrier at the end of last year for the first time.

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Rum revolution

Published:  11 December, 2017

With rum attracting younger consumers than other spirits, Nigel Huddleston considers its growing appeal

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Think Rum's Peter Holland asks 'Do you really know it all?'

Published:  27 November, 2017

It’s almost time for our Think Rum event, which will once again kick off the New Year with a day of debates, tastings and presentations to delve deeper into this incredibly versatile and increasingly popular category.

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Beam Suntory gives Cruzan rum premium revamp

Published:  13 September, 2017

Beam Suntory has given its ‘super’ premium Cruzan Distiller’s Collection a makeover designed to set it apart from its cheaper, fruit-flavoured stable mate.

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Rum set to break £1 billion barrier

Published:  26 August, 2017

Hot on the heels of gin, rum is the latest spirit set to reach sales of £1 billion later this year.

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New look limited edition for Sailor Jerry as spiced rum continues soar

Published:  10 August, 2017

William Grant & Sons has unveiled a new limited-edition bottle design for premium spiced rum, Sailor Jerry.

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Mangrove launch takes inspiration from the West Country's literary past

Published:  01 August, 2017

Premium spirits distributor Mangrove has released a new rum which draws on the setting which inspired a Daphne du Maurier novel.

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Castro’s rum heads to London

Published:  19 July, 2017

London-based agency Spirit Cartel has been taken on to distribute Isla del Tesoro rum, which for 50 years was made for controversial Cuban revolutionary Fidel Castro’s personal consumption.

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