My Week On Kangaroo Island

Camel Riding in Morocco

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 do and regular interstate travel, its a rare opportunity when you get to spend an entire … [Read more...]

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! Put on your thinking caps and lets rum-ify this sentence to make old Benjamin proud. Post your … [Read more...]

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 unusual as I'd always been a Whiskey drinker, and I'm ashamed to say - it was nearly always with coca cola. My first … [Read more...]

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 was our rum of choice (amongst several other forms of unmentionable alcohol). Being a brisk evening we … [Read more...]

Inner Circle Rum

Today I decided to go local (well local for me anyway!) so I decided to review the 100% Australian Owned Inner Circle Rum, traditional pot still, born and bred in Australia but made from Australian and Fijian ingredients... go figure. It's a rich, strong flavoured rum and although I wasn't sure if I liked it or not at first its beginning to grow on me. It seems to have quite a … [Read more...]