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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

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

Bolt from the Blue Agave

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Here we’re on a volcano valley deep in the Aztec land in South America. It is 1000AD. Just look around. As far as the eye can see there are only metl plants. There’s a storm raging over. Suddenly. Tearing the thick cover of clouds, a bolt of lightning zips down and falls on one of the plants. The smoke settles down after a few minutes. One by one, the Aztec people who witnessed the incident steps forward to taste the … Continue reading

Honey, I wanna tell you something. It’s honey!

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How much drunk is drunk? Thomas Love Peacock has a measuring unit. He authoritatively says when a drunkard should call it a day. “He is not drunk who from the floor Can rise again and drink some more But he is drunk who prostrate lies And cannot drink and cannot rise.” What hell of a drink is that? Rum or Brandy? Whiskey or Vodka? Honey, I wanna tell you something. It’s honey! Peacock didn’t have any other drink in his … Continue reading