The Rum Blog

Growing up, I seem to remember that half my family members drank gin (& tonic) while the other half drank rum (& coke). This is in addition to wine, beer, and anything else that the occasion might have demanded. My background is a combo of English, Irish, and Scottish so family gatherings were never lacking in libations...

I am not sure exactly when, but I ended up on the rum side of the family. That is not to say that I never drink gin (or other liquors), but my go-to beverage is rum & coke. Like my maternal grandmother, I initially favoured Bacardi white (I know, BO-RING). I eventually got out of that rut, and decided to go on a mission; a very yummy rummy, rum-tasting mission. 
Join me as I travel through all the rums at the LCBO and outre mer ("across the sea") as well.
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Pusser's

Posted by chez Jacquie on Saturday, June 23, 2012, In : Navy Rum 
The full name is Pusser's British Navy Rum.  Excellent rum but it does burn a little (in a good way) on the way down.  Warning: Educational information is coming up.  So I did a little research re: Navy Rum.  Apparently the British Navy originally gave rations of French Brandy to their sailors in the early days.  But once Britain moved into the Caribbean and the Islands, they realized it was cheaper to give out locally-produced rum to their sailors.  Among the Brits, it was common ...

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Sailor Jerry

Posted by chez Jacquie on Sunday, June 17, 2012, In : Navy Rum 
It all started with Sailor Jerry. Any restaurant that asks you what kind of rum you want when you order a rum & coke is ok in my books. The Miller Tavern (formerly the Jolly Miller) is just such a place. One of the waiters there turned me on to Sailor Jerry. It tastes like vanilla.

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