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The Jamaica effect - How Appleton Estate is premiumising rum - Interview, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz, Part I 6 Feb 2018

Last month, Campari Group CEO Bob Kunze-Concewitz cut the ribbon on a new US$7.2m visitors centre at the Appleton Estate rum distillery in Jamaica. Afterwards, just-drinks sat down with him to talk about how the new centre will affect the Appleton brand, what the industry can learn from Jamaica and why it may take ten more years before consumers properly understand rum's ageing process.

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New leadership at National Rums of Jamaica as Neil Glasgow makes way for Martha Miller - Dark & Light rum volumes data 19 Jan 2021

National Rums of Jamaica has confirmed the appointment of a new CEO with Martha Miller replacing Neil Glasgow at the helm.


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Appleton Estate eight-year-old returns to UK - Rum in the UK data 24 Nov 2020

The UK division of Campari Group has brought the eight-year-old expression of rum brand Appleton Estate back into circulation, four years after its retirement.


Blackwell Rum 007 finally set for November release 25 Sep 2020

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Campari Group gives Appleton Estate rum a new look 22 Apr 2020

Campari Group has kicked off a rebrand of its Jamaican rum brand, Appleton Estate.


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Gruppo Campari invests US$10m in Appleton Estate 22 Nov 2016

Gruppo Campari's Jamaican rum unit J Wray & Nephew has announced plans to invest US$10m in its Appleton Estate facilities in the country. 


Heineken plans US$18m capacity boost for Red Stripe brewery 8 Aug 2016

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Gruppo Campari's J Wray & Nephew appeals injunction in Jamaica 9 Mar 2016

Gruppo Campari's Jamaican rum unit, J Wray & Nephew, has said it is appealing an injunction that has stopped work at the company's sugar factory in Jamaica.