The Rum Diaries Part XXXIII

Actually this should have been number 28 but it turns out that remembering to write about rum is way harder than the act of buying and drinking it. Flor de Caña 7 year is the standard drink around Nicaragua and the best drop for price without doubt. When you order rum in a bar in Nicaragua you order … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Part XXXIII

The Rum Diaries Part XXXI

*Note: due to some rather poor counting on my behalf this post was written under the impression that this was the thirtieth bottle of rum tested so far...turns out we are a bottle ahead and this is really number 31!!Woohoo, the big 3-0. It's probably worth mentioning that this bottle was consumed about 3 weeks … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Part XXXI

A belated ode to Isla Ometepe

"Out of the midst of Lake Nicaragua spring two magnificent pyramids, clad in the softest and richest green, all flecked with shadow and sunshine, whose summits pierce the billowy clouds. They look so isolated from the world and its turmoil- so tranquil, so dreamy, so steeped in slumber and eternal repose...These mountains seem to have … Continue reading A belated ode to Isla Ometepe

The Rum Diaries Parts XXIX and XXX- LIVE from the Flor de Caña Distillery, Chichigalpa

Happy birthday Martijn!!!! His present might have been a month late but judging by his happy face, it was worth the wait. We had been hoping to arrange a visit to the Flor de Caña distillery and luckily for us, it opened its doors to the public just one month ago!! Oh fortune!! Martijn woke … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Parts XXIX and XXX- LIVE from the Flor de Caña Distillery, Chichigalpa

The Rum Diaries Part XXVIII

This is one of the very few rum diary entries that didn't involve drinking the entire bottle!! Kind of feels like cheating in a way...Martijn stumbled (not literally) upon this never-before-seen bottle of Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum at a little bar in Granada, Nicaragua. Needless to say, he was only too willing to stray from … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Part XXVIII