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Friday, June 3, 2011


     Imagine this for a moment. You have all the time in the world, money is no object and you are just beginning to discover what rum is all about. You realize that there is more to rum than a mixer for simple cocktails. A lot more... You are experiencing a new itch for this wonderful spirit but you are not sure where to scratch. You would be wondering just what the history behind this concoction is and where to obtain further knowledge. Imagine then the thought of something that you may not normally be able to do. Call it a Rum Journey if you will. And for the sake of simplicity, this journey would be one without boundaries or limitations where you could pretty much go anywhere you would like and for as long as you cared to. 
    If this was a real scenario and we were to have everyone here ponder how to plan such a journey, the options would be pretty close to limitless. Rum is being produced in almost all the corners of the world and if you were to follow that path you would become a well seasoned traveler very quickly. Can you think of where you’d like to go? We could argue about all this to no end. I can’t tell you where to go because we all have different flavors when it comes to traveling. But I sure can tell you where you should start.
     Many places like to lay claim to their own little part of rum history and with good reason. There is a lot of great rum out there and there is so much to learn about it. However, only one place can lay claim to being the cradle of rum. The birthplace of rum is called Barbados. And the oldest brand in the world is called Mt. Gay. Today, we drink history.

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