Archive for 'Rum Stories'
Posted on 16. Oct, 2012 by Luke.
The following story is a guest post from my friend Eliza, who spent some time studying overseas, here’s what she experienced while at Spring break in Cuba this year, enjoy! If I had to describe Cuba in 4 words they would be Communism, Cars, Cigars and Rum. As I’m writing for all of you Rum enthusiasts I’ll try to [...]
Posted on 13. Sep, 2012 by Luke.
This post was written by one of our rum fans – Peter Rundle, of Australia. If you have a story you’d like published on rum-drinks.com get in touch via email, twitter or our Facebook page and I’ll gladly put it online. I was leaning against the bar at The Bull Bar of The Stuart Arms [...]
Posted on 06. Feb, 2012 by Rum Mum.
I mentioned in my bio that I didn’t know much about rum but then I remembered that I do know something about rum-it’s said to prevent hair loss. Strong rum might put hairs on your chest- the good news is it will also apparently put hair back on your head. There’s only one problem; the [...]
Posted on 05. Jan, 2012 by Luke.
The Year That Was In a year of overseas travel for me, from riding camels through the Sahara desert in Morocco to weddings at the Pink Flamingo in Las Vegas (and the biggest pina coladas I’ve ever seen at Caesar’s Palace) and living the hustle of everyday life at work in the city like I [...]
Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by Luke.
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 explanation is that it is [...]
Posted on 03. Nov, 2011 by Luke.
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 north of Tasmania. It is [...]
Posted on 25. Oct, 2011 by Luke.
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! Put on your thinking caps [...]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2011 by Luke.
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, now that’s an idea worth [...]
Posted on 09. Sep, 2010 by Luke.
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 unusual as I’d always been [...]
Posted on 03. Sep, 2010 by Luke.
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 was our rum of choice [...]
Posted on 11. Jun, 2008 by Luke.
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 a deadly brown snake! [...]