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10 Best Rum Stories of the Year

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RRR celebrates its first birthday in style. Read the best 10 of its Rum stories. Here’s the cream at the top. 1)    Batting Against Red: This was a huge hit. The story of Bacardi’s fight against the communist government of Cuba is no secret to many. The story here goes into the exciting background of the enmity. “But the communist regime made one mistake. Their marines went to the wrong building, the wrong city – Havana.”That was all that Bacardi … Continue reading

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