Archive for the 'Rum History' Category

30 Dec

Barbancourt 150!

When pushed to choose, I usually call Barbancourt 15 my favorite! Rumpundit Haiti’s Rhum Barbancourt Celebrates 150 Years With Special Edition December 24, 2012 | 2:10 pm | Print Above: the Cuvee 150 Ans By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s Rhum Barbancourt is launching a new special edition to mark the company’s 150th anniversary, the […]

28 Dec

Rum Rebellion?

Rumpundit from the beginning of this saga has maintained that the Caricom countries have a great case for the WTO. Interesting point for the future… does the Puerto Rico statehood vote affect the subsidy down the line? Rumpundit Rum, rivalry, resistance Sir Ronald Sanders 23 December 2012 THE Caribbean Community (Caricom) trade ministers issued a […]

20 Nov

Finding El Dorado – in Western Pennsylvania!

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! […]

03 Apr

And Did Trelawney (Gold) Die?

“And did Trelawney die” was the song of the Western Men, whose defeated prisoners might well have ended up as indentured labour in Jamaica. Trelawney Gold did die, but who knows it might be coming back – in spirit at least! Rumpundit. Husseys make another half-billion bet on Long Pond Published: Sunday | April 3, […]

31 Mar

Readings in Rum

Tolstoy, Dickens, Chesterton, rum permeates literature globally – Rumpundit Scholar to Discuss Rum as a Symbol in Literature Dr. Jennifer Nesbitt will share her research findings concerning rum as a symbol in literature. 3/30/2011 — Jennifer Nesbitt, Ph.D., associate professor of English at Penn State York, will give a lecture entitled “Rum Histories: Drinking in […]

28 Mar

Kiwi Rum-mates

In fact, respect to the Royal New Zealand Navy, which did not abolish the grog ration until March 1990, almost two decades after the Royal Navy itself! -Rumpundit Rum and a reunion for sea dogs SIMON WONG Last updated 12:15 28/03/2011 SCOTT HAMMOND UP SPIRITS: Navy sailors from the original HMNZS Canterbury gathered in Blenheim […]

12 Mar

Privateer Rum opens shop

The Spirit of a Privateer: Privateer International Opens Distillery Posted on 03/10/11 at 11:00pm by webmaster   The Spirit of a Privateer: Privateer International Opens Distillery Andrew Cabot opens rum distillery in Ipswich, MA Ipswich, MA (Vocus/PRWEB) March 10, 2011 It was an economic instigator for the American Revolution. George Washington insisted on having it […]

05 Mar

Captain Morgan Rewards Archaeologists With Rum For Ocean Floor Find by Deidre Woollard (RSS feed) Mar 4th 2011 at 7:02PM You don’t hear about liquor brands getting involved in archaeology too often but the team of archaeologists has recovered six cannons from the site where “infamous privateer” Captain Henry Morgan’s ships wrecked in the 1600s […]

03 Feb

Havana Trumps

Bacardi is losing friends and wasting money with this futile battle over a brand that was not theirs to begin with. They cannot win outside stacked US courts and create ill will everywhere else in the world. They have legitimate grouses against Castro, who turned on them after they bankrolled his rebellion, but this is […]

29 Dec


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

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