Among the highlights from my recent trip to Anguilla was the chance to meet the team behind Blue Water Rum, one of the primary sponsors of Moonsplash. I had read online that they were planning on opening a beach bar on Indigo Bay in St. Maarten so a Beach Bar Bums/Blue Water Rum meeting of the minds seemed like the logical thing to do. Having had an opportunity to sample both their Ultra Premium white rum and Caribbean Gold Premium spiced rum, I knew that any beach bar that utilized their Blue Water Rum would have problems keeping it in stock. Opening up your own beach bar to sell your rum probably rendered the whole inventory thing moot but if I had to guess, something tells me that as good as their rum is, keeping it in stock anywhere will be a good problem to have.
Blue Water Rum is a contemporary tribute to century old rum making techniques dating back to the mid 1800s in Cuba. Working with the award winning Maestro Ronero (Master Rum Maker), Blue Water Ultra Premium Rum is one of the first sipping rums in the “Light Rum” category ever and although it can be enjoyed as is, at 40% ABV, it is a very versatile spirit that is every mixologist’s dream to work with. The 35% ABV Blue Water Caribbean Gold Rum is aged 3 years in oak barrels before being infused with fruits and spices. Also of sipping quality with a distinctively smooth finish, it takes traditional cocktails like the Rum Mule or Dark N’ Stormy to whole new levels.
The new Blue Water Rum Bar and Grill will be the first restaurant outside of a resort that has a swim up pool bar with ocean views, a unique option when trying to separate yourself from current offerings on the island. The cuisine will be “American Grilled with Caribbean flair,” mainly focusing on high quality proteins and fresh vegetables accompanied by light and delicious sauces that really highlight the flavor from the chargrill. The price point will be $$ meaning that no dish will be more expensive than $29 and the plan is to be open 7/365 for lunch and dinner. In the future, when the demand is there, they hope to start doing brunches on weekends.
Wondering when you can check out the new Blue Water Rum Bar and Grill? Good question. As is typical with anything in the Caribbean, it depends. Basically, it can only be answered with “when constructions is finished.” The goal is to have it up and running by November – only the rum gods and Mother Nature know for sure. Until then, you can find out where to buy Blue Water Rum on St. Martin/St. Maarten here.