Here are a few thoughts to celebrate National Rum Day!
~ Lewis Grizzard
Rum is a staple here at Da’ Reef, it is the coin of the realm, often used to repay a debt or a thank you for a favor.
Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses, or directly from sugarcane juice, by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak barrels.
Rum plays a part in the culture of most islands of the West Indies as well as in The Maritimes and Newfoundland. This beverage has famous associations with the Royal Navy (where it was mixed with water or beer to make grog) and piracy (where it was consumed as bumbo). Rum has also served as a popular medium of economic trade, organized crime, and military insurgencies (e.g., the American Revolution and Australia’s Rum Rebellion).
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Rum has been described and celebrated in song and verse through the ages and I have included some of those words of wisdom for you all to ponder.
Pour a glass of your favorite sugar cane juice and toast the day.
“In light rum, there is freedom
in dark rum, there is wisdom
in water there is bacteria
Drink more rum.”
- Ben Franklin
Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
“The Best ideas come while sipping Rum”
“All roads lead to rum.”
-W. C. Fields
“Why is the rum gone”