SoLa Food, Wine, & Rum Festival

Are there certain words, phrases, or pictures that capture your attention almost instantaneously? When I scroll through my social media, I’m usually drawn to anything with pets, the Caribbean, and of course, rum. Recently, I was pleasantly surprised to see an upcoming festival that is not too far away from me and more importantly, where I can…

The Barbados Rum Shop

I pondered on writing about an actual rum but I never wanted this rum blog to be only one of reviews; as previously mentioned, I am not an expert. Over time, I’m sure my journey to be among the more respected connosseurs will make my posts of the more detailed variety. What I hope, however,…

Mount Gay Rum Origin Series (Part 2)

As mentioned in a previous post, the Mount Gay Origin Series Volume 1 focused on two different cask finishes: a virgin cask and charred one. My focus this time is the charred rum. I really wish this series was not such a limited run simply because I have really enjoyed both bottles.

Mount Gay Mauby Rum

Mount Gay’s Mauby Rum is not widely available but since this is the festival season, I was lucky enough to land a bottle on a friend’s return. Before getting into the rum itself, one should know a little about what mauby is. It’s a common drink in the Caribbean and how it’s made will vary based on preference; fermented or not, from scratch or concentrate, fizzy or still.

Stolen Rum

No, I’m not reporting about a robbery although trust me, if someone stole my rum, I would definitely write a post about it. Last week, Bar Stache 1920’s Drinking Den featured Stolen Rum as part of their Summer of Rum Vinyl Series. Stache is where Mount Gay Rum held their rum tasting and I felt welcome enough that I wanted to see what else they had to offer.

Welcome Rum Drinkers!

I have tried blogging before and much like my career choices, I lose interest and wonder why I can’t be passionate about something; anything! I will take up a hobby only to forget about it or tell myself, maybe when I have time. My hobbies are left to die because I would much rather run off to a rum tasting, a happy hour, or a party (where rum flows in abundance).