The New Rum Rage


Owe rum’s current run not only created a renewed obsession with shareable Punches and Tiki- fun, but to premiumisation. It has allowed bartenders and mixologist to utilize craftsmanship and popularity of spiced rum and craft rum to attract new drinkers. Rum is a spirit imbued with exoticism but is frequently cast with the same party image as Tequila. With the rise in premiumisation, rum has been on the upswing in the U.K by 6% last year and we can expect more of an increase in North America with rise of craft rum distillers.(See below)

These establishments have done a great job targeting “connoisseurs, not clubbers” with their great selections of quality rum. So trust us and make a point of visiting one of these spots this spring summer season, and have a great cocktail.

542 W 27th St, New York, NY 10001, United States
+1 212-564-1662

433 E 6th St, New York, NY 10009, United States
+1 212-388-0882

48 S 4th St, Brooklyn, NY 11211, United States
+1 718-782-4955

365 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, United States
+1 347-453-6672


67 Richmond St W, Toronto, ON M5H 1W2
(416) 941-0000


926 Dundas Street West
Toronto ON M6J 1W3
647 346 9356

936 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M6J 1G9
(416) 531-4447

577A College Street, above Sidecar

487 Adelaide Street West


1137 Mount-Royal Est, H2J 1X8
(514) 525-7741

Loup Garou
1738 Rue Saint-Denis, Montréal, QC H2X 3K6
(514) 843-9191

La Distillerie
300 Rue Ontario E
Montréal, QC
(514) 288-7915

Spirit House

244 Rue Saint-Jacques #100, Montréal, QC H2Y 1L9
(514) 285-1187


El Camino
380 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M9
(613) 422-2800

The Moon Room
442 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 4N6
(613) 231-2525

345 Preston St, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V6
(613) 693-0333

The Belmont
1169 Bank St, Ottawa, ON K1S 3X7
(613) 979-3663

Fresco’s Guest Room
354 Elgin St, Ottawa, ON K2P 1M8
(613) 235-7541

Here are some must haves for your collection

Rum has a long history of being distilled in America, and now it’s on the upswing again thanks to craft distillers such as Ipswich, Massachusetts Privateer that is made by Andrew Cabot, a distant descendant of the Revolutionary-era Andrew Cabot, who was a rum-maker in his own time. The other comes by way of Monterey California from distiller Bryan Davis. Lost Spirits’ 124 proof rum is surprisingly easy to manage even without water. It’s so smooth and well rounded you can’t tell it’s overproof. Made from Grade A molasses in pot stills, then aged in Lost Spirits’ patented high-tech barrels. Best to grab a bottle extremely quickly, as this is a very limited edition. Only 240 bottles are made and exclusive to Bounty Hunter wines. $100 Thibodaux, Louisiana is home to Donner-Peltier Distillers, which is in turn home to the Rougaroux collection, Rougaroux 13 pennies praline rum is made with local pecans and Louisiana’s famous cane syrup, it is not available in Canada so here is the website to make your order Each of these will add many dimensions to your drink whether your sipping or mixing. Enjoy!

American Colonel style rum


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