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Argh, Matey, It's the Rum Wars!
Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands battle it out to see who will be this century's king of rum.
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Rum Diageo commissioning ceremony

U.S. Virgin Islands Governor John deJongh, Lt. Governor Gregory Francis and Delegate to Congress Donna Christensen celebrate the commissioning of Diageo’s new distillery on St. Croix in the U.S.Virgin Islands.

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Rum Castillo Serralles

Known as the Serrallés Castle, this magnificent home in Ponce, Puerto Rico now is a museum with exhibits about the Puerto Rican rum and sugar cane industry. It was originally built by the
Serrallés family, makers of DonQ rum, in the 1930s.

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Rum Destileria Serralles barrels

Barrels sit in the cellar of the Destilería Serrallés in Puerto Rico.

Giselle Blondet Michelle Bernstein Nicole Rodriguez

Puerto Rican actress and TV host Giselle Blondet, left, hosted a recent event in Miami showcasing PR rums. The gathering was held at Sra. Martinez restaurant, owned by celebrity chef Michelle Bernstein, center, seen here also with Nicole Rodriguez, director of Rums of Puerto Rico.

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foie gras croquetas

Chef Michelle Bernstein created foie gras croquetas, made with Ron del Barrilito, for the Rums of Puerto Rico party at her restaurant.

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Cruzan Rum sugar mill

The historic sugar mill at Cruzan Rum's facility on the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Diageo distillery construction

The new Captain Morgan distillery began producing rum at the end of 2010 in the U.S. Virgin Islands.

Argh, Matey, It's the Rum Wars!

Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands battle it out to see who will be this century's king of rum.

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