Sydney, Australia – May 17, 2018 - East Coast Liquor has gained the exclusive distribution rights for Velier rums in Australia and is joined by Tatu Kaarlas of Refined Vices to promote and distribute the brands nationally.
East Coast Liquor offers an exclusive range of products from La Maison & Velier, which will initially be available through East Coast Liquor wholesale and Liquor MOJO™ online retail for pre-order as of May, and select venues starting from June.
Things are happening at St. Lucia Distillers with the recent acquisition by Groupe Bernard Hayot and the overhaul of the Chairman's Reserve rum range. Now with the new Admiral Rodney Rum range being introduced, things are starting to look very interesting indeed. Admiral Rodney Extra Old has been an important element, and part of a classic collection of staple rums on my shelf for a long time, and has stood the test of time.
A tropical, fun filled pop-up is landing in the CBD this summer!
Lost Luau is a promise of lost paradise in the heart of the concrete jungle. It is all about the chance to escape from the city, relax and have a bit of fun. The fruits of a collaboration between Burrow Bar duo Chau Tran and Bryce McDonough, and Sydney Rum Club’sTom Bulmer, Lost Luau is all about the chance to escape from the city, relax and have a bit of fun.
Nearly fifty years after the end of the Royal Navy rum ration, independent spirits bottler Elixir Distillers launches Black Tot 40 Year Old, a 100% demerara rum, the very style of rum that would have made the heart of the daily ration once enjoyed by our naval servicemen.
St. Lucia Distillers was recently sold to a French owned company Groupe Bernard Hayot and since their acquisition there have been talk about the future of St. Lucia Rums and which direction they would be steered in under the new management. One of the most interesting changes will be the 1931 range, which will now be sold under the Chairman's range of rums as "Chairman's Reserve 1931." Currently there are 6 editions available of the old 1931 editions, and it is advised rum enthusiasts and collectors should grab them while they last.
ARS, France, March 10, 2017 /Refined Vices/ - Maison Ferrand, the award winning Cognac, Gin and Rum producer in the heart of Cognac, France, has acquired the historic West Indies Rum Distillery in Barbados which has produced rum continually since the 19th century. Maison Ferrand is the owner of the Plantation rum brand with global distribution in 68 countries. The company produces Cognac and gin at its facility in Cognac, France and the purchase of West Indies Rum Distillery (WIRD) marks the first distillery acquisition outside of France. The acquisition signifies Maison Ferrand's long term commitment to the quality production of Plantation rum.
Refined Vices was established in 2007 to provide rum reviews and whisky reviews at a time when there were not many reviews available. The core concept is and has always been the same; to provide in depth reviews and excellent quality photographs for the consumer to help them make an informed decision before committing to purchase.
As we launch our fourth iteration of the website, we have made significant changes to the design, rating system and most importantly we’ve adopted a new type of rum categorisation. Read below why and how we’ve changed.