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Beam Suntory restarts Cruzan rum production after Hurricane Maria 16 Oct 2017

Beam Suntory has resumed production at its Cruzan rum distillery in the US Virgin Islands. 

Captain Morgan distillation trial provokes US Virgin Islands review for Diageo 25 Nov 2015

Diageo has confirmed that it is under investigation by authorities in the US Virgin Islands over the importation of what the company calls "sugar cane intermediate" instead of molasses for the production of rum at its Captain Morgan facility on the island of St Croix.

US/USVI: Glazer's heads to US Virgin Islands with Premier 25 Sep 2012

Glazer’s has teamed with Premier Wines and Spirits to set up a distribution venture in the US Virgin Islands.

US/US VIRGIN ISLAND: Diageo's Captain Morgan rum subsidy row rumbles on 11 Sep 2012

Diageo has moved to defend once again its rum partnership with the US Virgin Islands, after renewed calls for a review of the tie-up that sees it benefit from rebates on some of the rum it sells in the US.

USVI: Diageo opens Captain Morgan facility 23 Nov 2010

Diageo has officially opened its controversial Captain Morgan rum distillery in the US Virgin Islands.

US/VIRGIN ISLANDS: Diageo slams Bacardi over Virgin Islands rum deal claims 24 Feb 2010

Diageo has launched a scathing attack on rival drinks group Bacardi, accusing the rum group of conducting a clandestine “campaign of misinformation” against Diageo's plan to move rum operations to the US Virgin Islands.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS: Diageo signs warehouse construction deal 18 Feb 2009

Diageo has signed an agreement to purchase land to build two 100,000 square foot barrel warehouses for maturing Captain Morgan rum in the US Virgin Islands.

US VIRGIN ISLANDS: Diageo lines up Captain Morgan rum distillery site 12 Jan 2009

Diageo has secured a site in the US Virgin Islands for the construction of its previously-announced Captain Morgan rum distillery.