Rum Stories

Rum Stories

How Did Rum Get It’s Name?

There are lots of theories about where the word rum came from. Some say it is a shortened version of Rumbustion which was a slang terms for “tumult” or “uproar”. which does have a ring of truth as consuming lots of rum could certainly cause a bit a fighting! Another […]

by × November 9, 2011 × 4 comments

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Rum Islands Of The World

Did you know there are several islands around the world called “Rum Island”? There’s one off the coast of Australia, one in the Falklands, one in the Gulf Islands National Park Reserve (Canada) & one near Scotland! Australia’s Rum Island Australia’s Rum Island is an island lying in Bass Strait […]

by × November 3, 2011 × 0 comments

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In wine there is wisdom

Benjamin Franklin is supposed to have said “In wine there is Wisdom, in beer there is Freedom, in water there is Bacteria”. As bacteria were named in the early 1800’s and Franklin died in 1790, this rumor is unlikely, but I thought we could have some fun with this saying! […]

by × October 25, 2011 × 0 comments

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The Rum Rebellion Australia 1808

The Rum Rebellion Australia 1808

Here’s something not many people outside of Australia (and many Australians for that matter) would know – in 1808, thanks to the value of rum, the government was overthrown in what was called The Rum Rebellion! Rum was used as a form of currency in Australia in the early 1800’s, […]

by × September 25, 2011 × 0 comments

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Rum Appreciation – Part 1

Do you remember the first time you ever tried a rum? Every now and then I think back to when I first started to become interested in rum.  I think we all remember our first rum experience, seeing, smelling and tasting rum for the first time. For me it was […]

by × September 9, 2010 × 0 comments

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Angostura 1919 & The Journey of the Mystical Oranges!

Hi guys, recently I attended a sailor party with some friends on the river for a birthday party. Being the middle of winter, the night got down to a chilly 3 degrees C. Not your typical cocktail drinking weather, but where there’s a will there’s a way, right? Angostura 1919 […]

by × September 3, 2010 × 1 comment

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Rum the remedy for deadly snake bite on penis

Rum the remedy for deadly snake bite on penis

Well this story was just too good not to mention! Only in Australia would a story like this unfold… while stopping on the side of the road to “relieve” himself during a long journey through the bush on his way home from a pig hunting expedition, a man was “swiped” […]

by × June 11, 2008 × 0 comments