Archive for the 'Rumabilia' 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 […]

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 […]

07 Feb

A distilled controversy

Lowland Scots would not have been seen dead in a kilt until Walter Scott romanticised with all that Rob Roy stuff. And Rabbie Burns drank rum as well – Rumpundit. Row breaks out over rum advert making fun of Scotsmen in kilts Feb 7 2011 By Charlie Gall A ROW has broken out over a […]

14 Jan

Pusser’s Pride!

Charles Tobias, the toast of all rumlovers, has just been made an MBE, Member of the order of the British Empire, in the New Year’s honour’s list. Charles, who rescued Navy Rum from the bottom of the Admiralty’s Davey Jones filing cabinet to which it was consigned after Black Tot day in 1970, was honoured […]

06 Jan

Rumbullion in India!

Chill out, enough rum, don’t riot Pooja Kashyap, TNN, Jan 6, 2011, 05.41am IST Good to see people taking the  “global spirit with its warm beating heart in the Caribbean” seriously! -Rumpundit Tags:rum for winter|Bihar State Beverage Corporation Limited Times of India PATNA: Bihar won’t see riots for rum, any more. Bihar State Beverage Corporation […]

29 Dec

Just What the DR Ordered

Got to doubt the bit about distillation since Christopher Columbus! But he did plant the first sugar cane in the Western Hemisphere there! – Rumpundit. Notitas De Noticias Tuesday December 28, 2010 ‘Dominican Rum’ Must be Made from Sugar Cane Says Dominican Officials or Its Not Our Rum 0 Comments Published at 9:56 am, December […]

28 Oct

Fizzy Zombie! Halloween Special

I found a great reception for this concoction when I tried it a few weeks ago.. in two variants. Those who can remember it say they loved it. Those that can’t obviously loved it not wisely, but two well. Equal portions of Barbancourt’s Pango and Dry Champagne, with ice was the basic mix But later, […]

07 Oct

Rum Origins

In the Spirit of Scholarship, Rumpundit offers this posting from Oxford University Press which includes some fun details. I will also post later an essay written in Guyana in the 19th century which I am going to share with Liberman! The Rum History of the Word “Rum” By Anatoly Liberman The idea of this post, […]

28 Aug

Dave Wondrich gets his Hogo Working

ugust 27, 2010, 12:15 PM The Way Rum Used to Taste Which is to say, pretty funky. But in a delicious way. By David Wondrich F. Martin Ramin/Studio D Rum has come a long way since 1724, when Ned Ward, a London writer-turned-bar-owner — so not a dumb man, our Mr. Ward — labeled it […]

29 Jul

Black Tot Day! 31 July 1970-2010 RIP

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 […]

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