Introducing Margaritaville Rum

More information on the new Margaritaville Premium Jamaican Rum line is now available. BuffettNews was the first to report on the new line of rum back in June 2008.

Margaritaville Rum
Clear. Light vanilla, cane stalk, warm custard, and nougat
aromas. A soft, silky entry leads to a dry light-to-medium body
of attractive cane, vanilla bean, and pepper flavors. Finishes with
a zesty, peppery powdered sugar flavor.

Pale golden amber color. Creamy vanilla, cloves, nutmeg, and
white chocolate aromas. A rich supple off-dry medium body
with notes of white pepper and toasted nut. Finishes with a long,
warm cinnamon and spicy vanilla fade.

Deep golden amber color. Vibrant aromas of brown sugar,
buttery caramel, roasted nuts, and crème brulee. A buoyant entry
leads to a dry-yet-fruity medium body accented with vanilla
beans, nut, and peppery brown spice flavors. Finishes with a nice
dark caramel toffee and peppery spice fade.

Clear. Rich fresh-cut coconut and soft vanilla bean aromas
follow through to a mildly sweet medium body of toasted
coconut flavor. Finishes with nice length and creaminess.

Buffett Has Dinner with Ed Podolak

Jimmy Buffett had dinner with sports broadcaster / NFL runningback Ed Podolak. One article mentions Buffett will be in Tahiti during the Orange Bowl (on Tuesday January 5th)

Ed Podolak is at the Orange Bowl, and that’s a good thing for Hawkeye fans everywhere

While here, Podolak will have a reunion with old friend Jimmy Buffett.

”We Are the People Our Parents Warned Us About” is a 1983 song Buffett said he wrote about Podolak, but Buffett’s mother said she wasn’t fooled, and that the song was really about her son.

Coincidentally, the Orange Bowl will be played in Land Shark Stadium. Land Shark is made by Buffett’s Margaritaville Brewing Company.

Buffett will be in Tahiti during the Orange Bowl because “He didn’t think the Hawkeyes would be playing in it,” Podolak said.

Orange Bowl, Day 4: Podolak’s bunking on a boat — and dining with Buffett

Well, not a boat, exactly — a motor yacht near Fort Lauderdale Beach, courtesy of an old pal at a local boat company. And speaking of old pals, the Saturday night itinerary for the former Iowa star-turned-analyst was slated to include a dinner with music icon Jimmy Buffett.

Podolak said Buffett wasn’t staying for Tuesday night’s Orange Bowl at Land Shark Stadium, a building that — for now — boasts Buffet’s Land Shark Lager as its title sponsor.

“He scheduled over the Orange Bowl,” Podolak explained.

Top News Story of 2009

Stop by and vote for the Top Buffett News Story from 2009. Also check out our photo slide show with the top stories from 2009.

– 2009 Summerzcool Tour
– New Album Buffet Hotel
– Landshark Stadium Announcement
– CMT Crossroads Taping with Zac Brown
– Performs in London
– Walter Cronkite Service
– Performs at Bonnaroo
– Margaritaville Rum Line
– Performs in St Barts
– Trump Casino Deal is Off
– Winter Shows in the Caribbean

Margaritaville Partners with Schou USA

From Casual Living: Schou USA and Margaritaville Enterprises, Inc. have formed a partnership for the design and marketing of a new collection of outdoor furniture and accessories based on the internationally popular Margaritaville lifestyle.

Colorful, high-energy pieces will include beach furniture, umbrellas, pavilions, dining and deep seating sets and a wide range of accessories for outdoor entertaining. The Schou collection will be the most extensive line of Margaritaville®-branded products developed to date, targeting a core consumer following numbered in the millions worldwide.

“Our partnership is focused on creating outdoor furniture and accessories that will invite people to kick back, relax and immerse themselves in a lifestyle that relishes good friends and good times,” said Chris Curran, president of Schou USA. “We will create products truly unlike anything on the market today.”

Schou USA’s brand portfolio includes the Margaritaville Outdoor and Jamie Oliver licensed collections. For more information, visit

Margaritaville Cafe in Nashville?

A Margaritaville Cafe is rumored to open in Nashville, TN. They are currently seeking a General Manager. The job is mentioned in the Nashville Post: “Perhaps he needs help finding that lost shaker of salt“.

Listings on the Careers page of the Web site for Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville restaurants include “General Manager-Nashville, TN.” Curious, as the Music City is not yet the home of the Gulf-and-western singer’s themed eatery. And the Web site is listed as “under construction,” not available for sale, as it had been.

Long-rumored to be headed for the Music City, this looks like a step in that direction (just don’t blow out your flip-flop while stepping in that direction). One possible location for the purveyor of the Cheeseburger in Paradise is the former home of Planet Hollywood, but Mark Bloom, part of the trust which owns the space at Third and Broadway, said there’s no lease agreement — at least not yet.