Category Archives: Press Release

Call for Expression of Interest – Strengthening Food Safety Management Systems

Call for Expression of Interest (EOI) 10th EDF Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures (SPS) Project Support to the Caribbean forum of ACP States in the implementation of Commitments Undertaken Under the Economic Partnership Agreement (EPA): Sanitary and Phytosanitary Measures   Title of the EOI: Strengthening Food Safety Management Systems of Rum Producers in the CARIFORUM Region […]

Authentic Caribbean Rum (ACR)Showcase in Grantley Adams International Airport

The leading Travel Retail outlet at Barbados’s international airport will feature a wide selection of Authentic Caribbean Rums from across the region.  Over 80 rums from producers throughout Caricom (including Haiti and Suriname) as well as the Dominican Republic will now be featured under the banner of The Caribbean Rum Collection.  The initiative is part […]

WIRSPA Taking on Big Rum Producers in North America

• Rum is vital to the social and economic infrastructure of Caribbean economies • Eighteen CARIFORUM rum producers, mostly smaller niche (artisan) brands, are to take on the big global players • WIRSPA to roll out Authentic Caribbean Campaign to Canada and the USA April 2015 – Rum is now recognised to be one of […]

Rum Producers Upgrade Ageing Practices

– This initiative is part of a CARIFORUM project funded by the European Union within the context of their support for the Caribbean Economic Partnership Agreement and implemented by the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA). – Training workshop is aimed at upgrading ability of producers to maintain their stock of rum ageing […]

Caribbean Rum Producers meet in Barbados

Bridgetown, Barbados. December 10, 2014.  The availability of molasses, improving waste treatment facilities at the region’s rum distilleries and the status of a promotional campaign for Caribbean rum will be among the topics to be discussed when over 30 regional rum company executives get together for the Annual General Meeting of West Indies Rum and […]

IT’S RUM MONTH!

  The Authentic Caribbean Rum Marque will be present at the leading rum shows during October, one of the busiest months in high quality spirits events around Europe  The German Rum Festival, RUMFEST UK, Show Rum in Rome and the Belgium Rum Festival all take place during October 2014, along with other leading spirits shows […]

Three new rums join the Authentic Caribbean Rum Marque

  The West Indies Rum and Spirits Producers’ Association (WIRSPA) has approved the incorporation of Hampden Estate Gold, Monymusk Plantation Special Reserve and Westerhall Vintage into the Marque  The new rums are produced in Jamaica and Grenada and meet all of the standards set out by the Marque  Including the new additions, the Authentic Caribbean […]

Small Rum Producers Benefit from World Class Quality Initiative

– Initiative is part of a CARIFORUM project funded by the European Union within the context of their support for the Caribbean Economic Partnership Agreement and implemented by the West Indies Rum & Spirits Producers Association (WIRSPA). – Training workshop is aimed at introducing best practice in sensory assessment to smaller rum companies working in […]

St. Lucia PM Urges Sustained Export Drive for Rum

Friday 23 May – Caribbean governments stand firmly behind the rum industry in their quest to make their mark on the international market says Prime minister of St. Lucia, Dr. Kenny Anthony.  The Prime Minister was speaking at a presentation of CARIFORUM brands to European spirits journalists and drinks professional in St Lucia on Tuesday […]