The Rum Diaries Part LVII

Congratulations Guyana, you've done it. After more than fifty meticulously researched Rum Diaries (and let's face it, many more bottles that didn't make it due to laziness or memory-loss), I think I've finally found my number one. This absolutely sensational rum came via the online magic of Nick's Wine Merchants and was almost criminally good … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Part LVII

Guyana, Barbados, Mauritius…oh my!

I feel like this is going to be my 'sliding doors' moment. The event that defines the shift from solvent, functioning alcoholic to rum-soaked wastrel. Australia is a long fucking way from everywhere, and the rum selection at your average bottle-o is rarely enough to raise the pulse. I've always relied heavily on overseas adventures … Continue reading Guyana, Barbados, Mauritius…oh my!

The Rum Diaries Part LIV

I was looking through some photos from our 2017 trip to Queensland and uncovered yet another forgotten rum - one we stumbled across while driving around the Atherton tableland region west of Cairns. Rum lives here 😉 We had driven down from Thornton's Beach Bungalows, where we spent a glorious and lazy week, trying not … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Part LIV

The Rum Diaries Part LIII

This review of Ord River Rum comes to you live (!) from Ningaloo Station! Actually, the beauty of Ningaloo is that there's no internet or phone reception so you can live a blissful, blog-free existence, free from the fetters of rum reporting. *sigh* Ord River proved something that most rum drinkers would long have held … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Part LIII

The Rum Diaries Revival. Part LII

Wow. It's been a long, long time between Rum Diaries. Don't think that's a reflection on our rum consumption - I just got lazy. But it's time to get back on board - not only does writing about rum legitimize drinking vast quantities of the shit, it's also an excellent substitute for a working memory. … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Revival. Part LII

The Rum Diaries Part LI

What do you know? Rum tastes awesome in Melbourne too! We just picked up this sensational little number from the Chapel Street cellars- Chairman's Reserve from the tiny Caribbean island of St. Lucia- and it has quickly made its way into my top five.  Chairman's strikes the perfect balance between smoothness and bite and doesn't … Continue reading The Rum Diaries Part LI

The Rum Diaries ‘L’ Golden Jubilee Edition (that’s 50 folks)

It makes me quite proud to be able to look back over the last two years and view our accomplishments through the prism of fifty rum bottles. The lucky number fifty is yet another of Myanmar's finest- this time their Mandalay Export Quality. Another 43%-er that we brought over the border for the very purpose of … Continue reading The Rum Diaries ‘L’ Golden Jubilee Edition (that’s 50 folks)