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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

Lychees, Roses and Yuhuan


Ly Shan, the Chinese drink is a distillation of pure love. Slip indolently into a pool of aromatic water with the drink in hand. The pool you lie half-soaked is strewn with rose petals; the ruby liquid scintillates with a burn against the lambent lights. Let the lights now dim. As you gently bring the chalice to your lips, vapors of lychee fruits and roses race ahead to imbue your breath. Take the first sip. Close your eyes to listen … Continue reading