Author Archives: Rum

Heather Ale: A Toast to Viking Courage

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Ever heard of heather ale in your life, the tastiest drink ever brewed in the world? “It was Sweeter that honey, Was stronger far than wine.” If you haven’t yet, I am sorry. The drink is history. The most you can get near to it now is by reading Robert Louis Stevenson’ poem, ‘Heather Ale.’ “They brewed it and they drank it, And lay in blessed swound For days and days together In their dwellings underground.” Heather (a sort of … Continue reading

Drambuie: A Toast to Friendship

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Speed bonnie boat, like a bird on the wing, Onward, the sailors cry Carry the lad that’s born to be king Over the sea to Skye (A Skye boat song written later based on the incident) The boat moved steadily to the Isle of Skye, away from the mainland of Scotland. Bonnie Prince Charlie, who bravely fought against the English was aboard. But you wouldn’t recognize him easily. He was now in the boat in the attire of an Irish … Continue reading

Who sells most shells in the spirit world?

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You might have tasted all the glamorous drinks in the world by now. Lucky guys, Rum is sitting here all green with envy, biting fingernails in frustration. But tell me. Have you ever held a bottle of the best selling spirit in the world? No! See this, I still have got one on you. The best selling spirit in the world is not rum, brandy, whisky, gin or vodka. It is a soju, a clear spirit flowing all the way … Continue reading

A Single Glass of Brandy

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Alchemists were people with a little boy’s fantasies. As children would like to see wheels under everything stationary so that they could trundle it around, alchemists long back took to a fancy of burning or boiling down everything around them. They thought something would one day turn into either gold or the magical medicine for immortality. So when they got wine, the fermented essence of grapes, the alchemists didn’t think twice. They made the concentrate. Hmm…bitter, but they liked the … Continue reading