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Travel & Life
Abuelo / Varela Hermanos - Panama
Banner at Varela Hermanos: "Sowing of Pride and Passion for the Future."
Molasses wash fermenting at Varela Hermanos for distilling into rum.
Antigua Distillers Ltd (English Harbour) - Antigua
Barrilito - Puerto Rico
An historic sugar mill resides on Barrlito's estate.
The sight and smell of so much fine rum aging gives you pause to respect.
Callwood Distillery - Tortola, BVI
Cartavio - Peru
Cartavio's massive continuous column still produces light rum.
Clarke's Court Distillery - Grenada
West Indies Rum Distillery (Cockspur) - Barbados
La Distillerie Depaz - Martinique
Foursquare - Barbados
Hampden Estate - Jamaica
Watch your step! GM Mark Middleton guides us to the fruit fermentation vats.
Detail on a Forsyth copper po still.
Ingenio San Carlos - Panama
Lost Spirits - California, USA. As different as Night and Day.
Mount Gay - Barbados
Dave and Frank Ward, Managing Director of the of Mount Gay family business.
Neisson - Martinique
Rhum J.M - Martinique
Rhum Saint James Musée du Rhum, Martinique
Saint-James Musée du Rhum has the most thorough collection of Centuries-old Alembic and Column stills ever seen by The Rum Gallery. The equipment is beautifully restored, and provides a fascinating tour for Martinique visitors.
River Antoine - Grenada
Serralles (DonQ) - Puerto Rico
Le Simon - Martinique
St. Nicholas Abbey - Barbados
Sugarcane is rended to honey and stored in this holding tank for distilling later.
Barrels Aging SNA Rum
Annabelle's magnificent column.
St. Nicholas Abbey Tasting Room
Pretty SNA Bottles. Bring home as much as you can carry.
St. George Spirits - California, USA
Travellers - Belize
There's plenty to see at Travellers Heritage Center, near Belize Int'l Airport.
Looking through a window into Travellers' rum bottling plant.
Westerhall - Grenada
Worthy Park - Jamaica
Wray & Nephew / Appleton - Jamaica
Appleton has aging facilities all over Jamaica. Let's have a look inside one.
The Cocktail Stage
Mutiny On The Bounty
Three Essential Cocktails
Twenty Seventy Swizzle
Rum Cruising II – the Caribbean's Leeward Islands
Rum Cruising I – the Caribbean's Windward Islands
From The Galley
Strawberry Créme Brûlée
Rum For All
Historic Distilleries of Tortola
Rum Tastings & Festivals
Rum Tasting on S/V Diamant while anchored in the Grenadines, West Indies
More Rum Tasting on S/V Diamant in the Grenadines.
Esteemed Judges at 2011 Caribbean Rum Festival, Barbados.
RumXP Tasting - Miami Rum Renaissance 2011.
Ministry of Rum Tasting Competition in San Francisco 2010.
Dave & Steve Bennett loosen up at Caribbean Rum Festival, October 2011.
"Once More Into the Breach" at Miami Rum Renaissance Festival, 2009.
"Must Focus" - Judging Rum at Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival, Barbados 2010.
Roger n Dave (RnD) Tasting @ Miami Rum Rennaissance Festival 2010.
Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival Judges, Barbados 2010.
Lesson to Self: "Scoring Rum Ain't So Easy". Tales of the Cocktail, Nawlins 2008.
Intimidating, Challenging - Another Tasting Session Begins - Miami RumRen '11
Great Tasting Rum at Miami RumRen 2012
Serralles (DonQ) - Puerto Rico
Entering DonQ's welcome center in San Juan.
The eternal optimist Don Quixote, and masterpiece of Spanish literature.
Distillerria Serralles in Ponce, Puerto Rico: a big facilty producing much fine rum.
A guided, private tasting at Serralles Distillery includes aged and unaged samples.
Beautiful aging barrel at Serralles.
Roberto Serralles deciphers the detais of a rum aging in an oak barrel.
Serralles' imperssive column still towers overhead, standing five stories tall.
Panoramic view of Serralles' old continuous still from on high in the new still.
Spent aging barrels are recycled into fertilizer for the sugarcane fields.
L-R: Master Blender Sylvia Santiago, VP Roberto Serralles, Marketing Director Yisell Muxto; dedicated preofessionals.
© Dave Russell 2014
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