The perfect rum runner chicken recipe

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Take cooking with rum to the next level with spicy rum runner chicken. Great hot or cold, the rum glaze is spiced but not hot, bursting with flavour and incredibly moreish. It's great with corn on the cob and mash. Rum runner chicken is also known as pirate's chicken. For fans of cinnamon and chicken together, add an extra half teaspoon of cinnamon to the glaze. For the … [Read more...]

Three Australian craft rums to try

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Over the past few years, craft alcohol has taken off in Australia. With every passing week, it seems, there's a new, locally-made beer or spirit to try. Here are three craft rums to look out for: 1. Dead Man's Drop from Stone Pine Distillery This one's inspired by Australia's bush ranging days and, specifically, by a bunch of outlaws by the name of the Ribbon Gang. On … [Read more...]

Sailor Jerry’s brings tattoos and counterculture to the rum crowd

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Do you know who Norman Collins is? Back in the 1940s, Collins opened up a tattoo parlour in Honolulu. After the Pearl Harbor bombings, all the soldiers and sailors were after tattoos. Collins, who by then was known as Sailor Jerry, was the one to accommodate them. Sailor Jerry's the company started in 1999 when friends who were fans of the man and his art got together to … [Read more...]

How’s your knowledge of quirky rum-based facts?

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You enjoy relaxing with a glass of it and you might appreciate the distinctive taste it adds to your food, but how much do you know about rum, glorious rum? Here are a series of five statements about our favourite drink. Take your time, savour each one, just as you would a single sip. Then work out whether you think each one is true or false. Of course, we’ll also supply what … [Read more...]

Afrohead Rum arrives on US shores

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Previously only available in the Bahamas and Florida, the creators of Afrohead Rum have now taken this 'banana and toffee' based rum and launched it in Tennessee and New York, where it will be available to buy in selected bars, restaurants and liquor stores. It is always great to hear news about small-batch rum distilleries breaking out and gaining a wider market. And who … [Read more...]