Ernest “Papa” Hemingway wrote about lots of adventurous things, like bullfighting, hunting, and skiing. But there’s nothing he had more experience in than drinking, with rum being his go-to. Papa’s Pilar Rum honors the adventurer’s spirit by blending premium rums from the Caribbean, Central, South, and North America.
One of the world’s favorite cocktails is the classic Dark ‘n Stormy, created in 1920s Bermuda when British Navy officers used Goslings Black Seal Rum to spike their seasickness cure: ginger beer. A century later, the drink gets its own holiday; June 9, 2020 is the first official Dark ‘n’ Stormy Day. Celebrate with the official recipe.
A newborn rum is here, pa rum pum pum pum. Crafted by Trinidadian entrepreneur Marc Farrell – a former Starbucks VP and a Harvard, Cambridge, and MIT grad – his Ten to One rums challenge perceptions of tropical spirits. Light and dark expressions blend premium rums from the Dominican Republic, Trinidad, Jamaica, and Barbados.
The always compelling documentarians at MEL Films visited Cuba to create a puff piece about the country’s rum production and its plans to repay an old international debt with booze. But things took a dark turn as they attempted to scratch beneath the surface of the story.
Fans of the Discovery show Moonshiners will want to grab a jar of Sugarland Shine’s sweet and aromatic concoction, based on Mark and Digger’s recipe for rum with real hazelnut flavor, and hints of vanilla, cinnamon, and honey. Tasty by itself, and spectacular in coffee.
In all honesty, we we’re pretty cynical about yet another pumpkin spice flavored thing, but Captain Morgan’s latest spiced rum concoction is truly delicious. You’ll want to sip this spirit all the time, not just in the Fall. Great alone, with apple cider, or ginger beer and lime.