Rum people are fun people

I know it has been way too long since my last post. Focusing on a new job must always take priority if I want to buy more rum and attend rum events! I have a lot to say but I’ll start with what has been on my mind these last two months: The Miami Rum…

Mount Gay 1703 Master Select

What? Another Mount Gay Rum post? With a rather humdrum start to the year, things are looking up and to make an already great week even better, I received a sample of Mount Gay’s most recent release: 1703 Master Select. I was twice gifted bottles of Mount Gay 1703 by friends in Barbados so to receive…

Rum & Rugby

The start of a new year often brings with it optimism and hope for a chance to improve on the previous year. For me, however, 2017 hasn’t started off well and on one of the more frustrating days, I decided to put my focus on something that never seems to let me down: rum. Between the negativity…

SoLa Food, Wine, & Rum Festival

Are there certain words, phrases, or pictures that capture your attention almost instantaneously? When I scroll through my social media, I’m usually drawn to anything with pets, the Caribbean, and of course, rum. Recently, I was pleasantly surprised to see an upcoming festival that is not too far away from me and more importantly, where I can…

A plethora of rum – Part 2

Some weeks ago I discussed my rum adventure by the Rum Scout himself, Rob V. Burr. With some guidance, I had a chance to sample quite a few rums, most I’ve seen and never tried, and a few that I simply didn’t know about. I didn’t go over empty handed as I am not one to…

Tour Time: Mount Gay Rum Distillery

It has probably become apparent to you readers and drinkers that I love Barbados. It is an island with such a fascinating history and as it happens, they are home to the oldest rum in the world: Mount Gay Rum. This would be a coincidence that I knew I loved Barbados before finding out this…

A plethora of rum…Part 1

Recently I stopped by the home of a young rum couple that has amassed quite the rum collection. Indeed, the organizers of Miami’s own Rum Festival are actually a family of a massive collection of rum. On this evening, I was overwhelmed with the choices and I was happy that Mr. Rob’s Rum Guide himself, Rum…

Mount Gay XO Cask Strength Rum

Soooo, a few months ago I begged made a request that if anyone at Mount Gay was reading, I wanted to try their new limited edition rum that I knew was releasing for Barbados Independence. I didn’t know the details at that time but when one hears limited edition and missed out on the 300…

Happy Rumday (AKA Friday)

Rum people truly as fun people and in this post-election time of the year where feelings and fears are so strong, it’s nice to come across people that share a common interest. Life can be short and to be able to look beyond our world’s problems and share a smile with the clinking of glasses (or tapping of plastic cups) can help at least for an evening, embracing our commonalities and understanding peace, love, and rum always feels better. Cheers.

It’s been a minute…

Between the recent happenings here in South Florida, I have been bad at keeping up with my postings. I had visitors both welcome and not (Hurricane Matthew is still lingering around in the Atlantic after more than 2 weeks). Miami Carnival just passed and work has been busy (a good thing). That said, I have…

Mount Gay Rum – Art of Crafting

Some weeks ago I posted an invite to the Art of Crafting by Mount Gay Rum. This was my first opportunity to blend my own rum and I must say, I am regretting dropping chemistry in the 10th grade. Had I known having an interest in science could lead me to a career in spirits,…

The Barbados Rum Shop

I pondered on writing about an actual rum but I never wanted this rum blog to be only one of reviews; as previously mentioned, I am not an expert. Over time, I’m sure my journey to be among the more respected connosseurs will make my posts of the more detailed variety. What I hope, however,…