MoR Mobile β


New Users Please read the thread in the Introductions Section.
Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum

57 years ago in 1963, St Vincent Distillers Limited was established on St. Vincent.

Search by Label Name
Other Searches
Ministry of Rum Blog
Rum Events
Member Map
Rum Producers
Retail Index
Bars & Restaurants
Distributor Index
Rum Importer Index
Articles
Interviews
Frequently Asked Rum Questions
Rum 101
Test your Rum IQ
Rum Glossary
Rum Recipes
Ministry of Rum Giftshop
Trade Registry

Go Back   Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Rum in the Media > Rum News
Forgot Password?
Register FAQ Members List Unregistered Posts Mark Forums Read

Rum News

Links to articles about our favorite spirit


Reply
 
    Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 12-20-2007, 11:15 AM   #1
Edward Hamilton
Founder
 
Edward Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sailboat in the Caribbean and hotels.
Posts: 4,796
Default Rebel Rum in the Chicago Tribune Dec 20, 2007

The Chicago Tribune ran an interesting article on American rum today. Some of these names you'll know, some you'll want to get to know.
__________________
.
Edward Hamilton
Ambassador of Rum
Ministry of Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'm going to take it. In the meantime, the research continues.
Edward Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 03:39 PM   #2
Rum Runner
Senior Member
 
Rum Runner's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Vieques Island, Puerto Rico
Posts: 1,493
Default

Thanks for that link Ed... Very good post. It was interesting to note the head of Rogue Breweries saying that America didn't need another brewpub. Possibly a sign that the brewpub industry has matured here. And seems to imply that "Craft Distilling" is poised to blossom over the next decade or two. Both industries employ much the same equiptment and could be converted from one to the other in short order if need be.
__________________
Waylaid in the West Indies
Rum Runner is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 05:49 PM   #3
Dood
Senior Member
 
Dood's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 743
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Rum Runner View Post
Thanks for that link Ed... Very good post. It was interesting to note the head of Rogue Breweries saying that America didn't need another brewpub. Possibly a sign that the brewpub industry has matured here. And seems to imply that "Craft Distilling" is poised to blossom over the next decade or two. Both industries employ much the same equiptment and could be converted from one to the other in short order if need be.
The only thing that I think really stands in the way of a booming "Craft Distillery" market that follows the same pattern as the brewpub market is the different laws required for brewing versus distilling. IE it is much easier to sell a craft-brew than a craft-spirit.

As an example, there is a brewpub/micro-distillery in Idaho that makes its own rum. To sell the rum in the pub, they must first sell it to a local liquor store, and then buy it back so that all of the taxes and stamps are in-line with the state and federal laws. To my knowledge, this is not the case with simple brewpubs and their beer (I could be wrong though).

Personally, I've always liked the idea of retiring to open a micro-distillery/bar with a focus on rum.
Dood is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-20-2007, 09:13 PM   #4
Edward Hamilton
Founder
 
Edward Hamilton's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Sailboat in the Caribbean and hotels.
Posts: 4,796
Default

A brew pub in Colorado is making a nice whiskey and though the ingredients are similar the big difference is that distilled spirits take a few years to mature. Imagine serving dinner in your restaurant but not getting paid for a minimum of three years. Small aging barrels help but you can't make aged spirits without a lot of patience and deep pockets. To move from a brew pub to a distillery you need to pay the bills, most microdistillers start making vodka and gin then graduate to rum and whiskey. As the people at New Orleans rum or Phil Prichard will tell you, making good rum takes some experimentation and time.

I'm glad to see micro distilleries being built. In the long term it will raise the standard of the beverages available to those who care about quality.
__________________
.
Edward Hamilton
Ambassador of Rum
Ministry of Rum

When I dream up a better job, I'm going to take it. In the meantime, the research continues.
Edward Hamilton is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-21-2007, 02:11 AM   #5
RumBarPhilly
Senior Member
 
RumBarPhilly's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Sicklerville, NJ
Posts: 743
Default

I hear things about the price of hops going through the roof which will cauce beer companies that currently produce hoppy beers to either change their lineup or raise their prices and lose the race. Since most craft-brewers make hoppy beers, rumos are spreading around that the boom of microbeers is over and will begin to decline. I believe this stems from much of the nation's hops caught in wildfires this year.
__________________
--Adam Kanter
Owner
Rum Bar Lounge & Restaurant
Philadelphia, PA
http://www.Rum-Bar.com
RumBarPhilly is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-27-2007, 10:14 PM   #6
The Scribe
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: The Bottle
Posts: 191
Default

There was an article about the decline of microbrewing in the Economist. The slow decline in hops production is actually a long-term thing. Mostly it's because American hops production is being converted to corn which is viewed as being more profitable. Also, barely is being converted to corn as well.
Cheers. - S
The Scribe is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  Rum Lovers @ the Ministry of Rum > Rum in the Media > Rum News

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Chicago Rum Festival Edward Hamilton Rum Events 44 07-11-2008 03:23 AM
Chicago new store on Webster Edward Hamilton Rum Events 1 04-23-2008 12:42 AM
Chicago and Alameda, CA Edward Hamilton Rum Events 0 01-07-2008 07:53 PM
Holiday Wish List 2007 Edward Hamilton Rum questions/discussions 41 12-23-2007 07:36 PM
Rumfest 2007 in London. The Rum Ambassador Rum Events 10 11-13-2007 07:08 AM


All times are GMT -3. The time now is 12:11 AM.


Rum Chat
Recent Posts
Appleton Estate 8 Year Old
posted by Berbician
Early Autumn Special Offers at Waitrose
posted by Berbician
Hello from UK
posted by Berbician
Hi all!
posted by Berbician
Tom Pedroni, Rum in the Time of Corona
posted by Berbician
Introduction: New Member / Kirbersko
posted by Berbician
craigp introduction
posted by Berbician
Last month this site was viewed more than 750,000 times by the best people in the world - those who appreciate rum.
Ministry of Rum on
facebook link
Follow @Ed_Hamilton on

vB ver 3.8.6 Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content on this forum copyright 1995 - 2014 Ministry of Rum.