Upcoming US Rum Releases of Interest — January 2024

Here’s a new list of upcoming rum releases for the US market compiled from TTB label certifications approved in December 2023. These are only label approvals recorded at the US TTB, so none of these are likely to be available yet and it’s anyone’s guess when they might appear in stores.

This doesn’t include every rum label approval, I’ve tried to triage the approvals to the brands that people would recognize, while also including other labels that might be interesting and excluding spiced/flavored products and most cachacas.

The TTB approved 49 rum labels in total this month, 15 are covered here.

Apologies for this report being much later than usual, I’m trying some methods of automating it but sadly it didn’t work out this month. I’m also collecting additional data on releases that I’m putting into a database for future trend analysis and reports. Will and John at The Rumcast gave me that idea in their 2023 year-in-review episode when they mentioned that it’s very difficult to get useful statistics on rum releases. Hopefully I can help to fill that gap. I’m also slowly working backwards to add releases from previous years to the database. And the database will contain all label approvals for all rum products, including flavored rums, cachacas, rum specialties, and other releases that I don’t include in these monthly posts.

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Delay in publishing the January 2024 US Rum Releases report

Apologies – I’ve been delayed in completing the January report (covering December 2023). I meant to finish it today, but I’m now dealing with an Internet outage at home (#$*&@# Spectrum..).

I should have it finished tomorrow (11 January).

One bit of good news is that starting this month I’ll be collecting much more information about *all* releases, even in categories like spiced rum that are excluded from the monthly report. I plan to use this to put together a year-in-review post at the end of the year. Thanks to Will and John from the Rumcast podcast for giving me that idea when they mentioned how difficult it is to get statistics on the rum market. I’ll also start slowly working backwards through 2023 as well, and if things work out I hope to be able to provide trends and comparisons over time.