Fun time in Scranton… nice audience at the Everhart Museum, for a talk on rum history. They became even nicer after sampling some of El Dorado range, 3, 8, 12, cream and spiced. Good effects: one wine connoisseur rushed off to a cigar bar while the 12 yr taste lingered . And they bought”Rum” books! [...]
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For history From the musical 1776, Rum Molasses and Slaves, for the song move to 4’42″ and get the flavour of Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776
Ian Williams, Rumpundit, commiserates Black Tot Day. Saturday 31 July is the 40th Anniversary of Black Tot Day when the Royal Navy abandoned the daily grog ration for its sailors. Do hoist a dark rum to mark the occasion. The British decision to abandon a centuries-old tradition of high octane fighting spirit and replace it [...]
Two big rum events this week. In London Ian Burrell’s London Rum Fest concentrates a world of aficionados for a weekend of fun and instruction, including a seminar from me, but more importantly lots of samples and lots of congenial samplers. And A Cork Above debuts my I-video on rum.
ENTERTAINMENTCaribbean Heritage – A Renaissance of Rum If you’re from the Caribbean hemisphere, chances are you got your first taste of rum before you could toddle upright without help… most Caribbean nationals get a hint of the elixir when Christmas comes around as the scents of cured fruits permeate the air in the Black cakes [...]
And a puff for my rum book! Rumpundit. Restaurants & Bars In praise of rum The perfect summer spirit also offers some of the highest quality for the money. By Daniel Gritzer; Photographs by Roxana Marroquin Dark and stormy at Cornelius Say “rum” and most people think of party drinks involving tropical fruit juices and [...]