Rum Guide to Japan 2024
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by Ewan
1d ago
Land of The Rising Rum Japan is a volcanic archipelago stretching over 3,000 km with thousands of islands along the Pacific coast of East Asia. Part of the active “ring of fire,” Japan is the most seismically active country in the world where earthquakes are frequent. Home to Mount Fuji an active stratovolcano, it’s the highest mountain in Japan, and the second-highest volcano on an island in Asia. Japan is predominantly mountainous but has more than 400 years of history of commercial sugarcane production in the subtropical regions in the south of Okinawa, the Amami Islands, and the Bonin Isla ..read more
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Rum Guide to Guyana 2024
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by Ewan
1w ago
Rum Guide to Guyana 2024    Land of Many Waters – Rum and River Life Reading time: 10 minutes  Often associated with the Caribbean due to its colonial past, Guyana, is in the north of South America bordering the Atlantic Ocean. From lush rainforests to award-winning Demerara rum, the rich history and geography of Guyana have shaped its story. Three mighty rivers carve through Guyana’s landscape: the Essequibo, the Berbice, and the Demerara.  The Demerara River flows into the Atlantic at the capital city of Georgetown and lends its name to the country’s most famous rum. G ..read more
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Rum Guide to Barbados 2024
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by Ewan
1w ago
Rum Guide to Barbados 2024    The Birthplace of Rum Reading time: 10 minutes  Easternmost gem of the Lesser Antilles, Barbados has a tropical climate, cooled by the Atlantic trade winds. But, unlike its volcanic Caribbean neighbours, it’s framed by coral reefs.  This roughly triangular pear-shaped island in the North Atlantic Ocean is mostly flat but has contrasts; a windswept eastern Atlantic coast, and glistening sandy beaches on the west and south coasts facing the Caribbean Sea – which is aptly named The Platinum Coast for its luxury resorts and beautiful sandy beache ..read more
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Rum Guide to Mexico 2024
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by Ewan
3w ago
Rum Guide to Mexico 2024   Finding Treasures in an Ancient Land Reading time: 17 minutes  Mexico is a land of contrasts; year-round sunshine, cloud forests, ancient ruins, modern cities, stunning beaches, and an incredibly rugged interior with volcanoes and waterfalls. The Tropic of Cancer divides Mexico’s climate and geography from north to south. The arid north, coastal plains to lush jungles in the south, and the Yucatán Peninsula, Gulf of Mexico. The climate shifts from cool, dry winters in the north to year-round warmth in the south. Sugarcane flourishes in the humid south, th ..read more
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Rum Guide to The Netherlands 2024
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by Ewan
1M ago
Rum Guide to The Netherlands 2024   Gateway of the Rum World Reading time: 11 minutes  The geography of the Netherlands is defined by its low-lying, reclaimed land with a network of lakes, rivers, and canals. There are over 250 km of sandy beaches and magnificent dunes (no sandworms) to explore.  Shaped by a challenging landscape, the Netherlands’ history with rum is rooted in its geography. Centuries of managing its waterways led to skilled seafaring people. This propelled them to become dominant global traders in the 1600s. The Dutch East Indies Company controlled trade in A ..read more
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Rum Guide to South Africa 2024
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by Ewan
1M ago
Rum Guide to South Africa 2024   The Ultimate Rainbow Nation Rum Tour Reading time: 12 minutes  South Africa has breathtaking landscapes from mountains to deserts and wide beaches. Twice the size of France, South Africa’s contrasts range from elevated plateaus called the highveld, to the Great Escarpment mountainous divide between the interior and the coastal plains. Perched at the southwestern tip of this is the iconic Table Mountain and its surrounding mild maritime climate. Famous for the Cape Winelands, the Garden Route, and nature reserves to see the big 5 up close. But there ..read more
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Rum Road Trip to Réunion
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by Ewan
1M ago
Spirit of An Intense Island Reading time: 9 minutes  Réunion has an intense concentration of geography, it’s oceanic, volcanic, and tropical. It has one of the most active volcanoes on earth, incredibly diverse landscapes, and awe-inspiring waterfalls which present visitors with stunning vistas around every corner. And, then there’s the rum! Réunion is a Department of France, east of Madagascar in the Indian Ocean and part of the Mascarene Islands. It has a tropical maritime climate wet season between December and February, and a dry season between May and November. Nature lovers come to ..read more
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Rum Road Trip to Jamaica
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by Ewan
2M ago
Visiting a Rum Legend Reading time: 10 minutes  In the world of rum, Jamaica is held in the highest esteem. It is an evocative place where island people, music, culture, and spirit combine to become the ultimate pilgrimage destination for rum lovers. Jamaica is the third largest island in the Caribbean Sea, after Cuba and Hispaniola in the Greater Antilles. This West Indies island has a tropical maritime climate, defined by a mountainous interior with narrow valleys and coastal plains. World-famous Blue Mountain coffee is grown in Eastern Jamaica’s Blue Mountains. Blue Mountain Peak is t ..read more
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Rum Road Trip to The Dominican Republic
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by Ewan
2M ago
Quisqueya – Mother of all Lands Reading time: 11 minutes  The Dominican Republic shares the Caribbean Island of Hispaniola with Haiti. Geographically diverse, it has stunning white sandy beaches, the majestic Cordillera Central, often called the ‘Dominican Alps’, and the highest mountains in the Caribbean, with Pico Duarte peaking at 3,098m or 10,164 ft. It can get chilly and wet up there, below are lush forests and fertile valleys. The Dominican Republic even has desert landscapes with dunes – but thankfully no sandworms. With a tropical climate nuanced by northeast trade winds, the Dom ..read more
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Rum Road Trip to Mauritius
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by Ewan
2M ago
Journey to Paradise Island Reading time: 10 minutes  In the Indian Ocean, southeast of Africa, and east of Madagascar, lies the stunningly beautiful island of Mauritius. This pearl-shaped island encircled by coral reefs near the Tropic of Capricorn, is part of the Mascarene Islands. Known as Maurice in French, it has a subtropical and maritime climate with hot, wet summers and slightly cooler, drier winters. Geography lovers will find Mauritius is as good as it gets! Mauritius is a blend of European, African, and Indian cultures. Despite its long history in sugar production, Mauritius ru ..read more
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