One Rum With A Frozen Bob Marley

After one sip, you'll think you have a good Jamaican accent...yeah mon. For a relatively small island, Jamaica sure knows how to make a splash on the world stage. It's the home of the fastest men and women and it gave us all the music of Bob Marley. The power, feelings and passion behind Marley's lyrics have transcended race, culture and economic differences world wide. It's only right that the … [Read more...]

Step Back In Time With the Callwood Rum Distillery In The BVI

You won't need a Delorean to go back in time to see how Caribbean rum use to be made. All you need is a passport and a trip to the island of Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. Here you will find the Callwood Rum Distillery located in Cane Garden Bay, one of the oldest continuously run rum distilleries in the Caribbean. We got the chance to visit the famous Callwood Rum Distillery during our … [Read more...]

Hemingway Would Approve – Papa’s Pilar Store Launch

I love rum. All rum. I also love representing that rum passion by rocking some cool swag. Hats, shirts, koozies, old bottles, stickers--I can't get enough. That's why when I found out that one of my favorite rum brands was launching a store I jumped at the opportunity to be one of the first to grab the swag! Say hello to the brand new Papa's Pilar merchandise store! If you don't know … [Read more...]

Take A Sip Of The Potcake: A Rum Fire Drink Recipe

After one sip, you'll want to adopt one. Real pirates drink overproof. Let me introduce to you a Jamaican overproof rum that is surprising smooth but will still kick your ass. Say hello to Rum Fire. Boom. Jamaican overproof rum is famous for fixing everything from car engines to healing the sick. We're not doing either today, we are making a refreshing island cocktail to help us through … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Want to see Zac Brown Band play in the Riviera Maya? How about a sip of Pusser's new rum? Maybe music and rum isn't your thing. How about a hike on Tortola in the BVI, a Jamaican adventure, or getting wet in the famous waterfalls of the Dominican Republic? Don't like doing that either? Then you are on the wrong website. Enjoy exploring the Caribbean in this week's Wrap Up! Caribbean … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

One of the biggest thrills I get is when Castaways like yourself share with me your Caribbean and rum adventures. Nearly every day I receive a photo of a beach, asking me about a bottle of rum, or showing me that you're living with your toes in the sand. I'm floored that you remember to think of this humble website, and honored that you want to share it with me and other salty island lovers. … [Read more...]

The Cockspur Corn & Oil: Boat Drink Recipes

After one sip, you'll feel the spur dig in. Barbados is one of the Caribbean islands that has eluded me thus far. A sin I know. It's been called the birthplace of rum and a good friend, Mr. Rum Connection was just there exploring the island's famous rum culture. Because of this, I was inspired to sip on a little Bajan rum. Cockspur. Cockspur is a wonderful rum that hails from Barbados and … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

From Nevis to Jamaica, to Anguilla and Turks and Caicos--this week's Caribbean Wrap Up has us bouncing to some pretty amazing places. Read about Pusser's new Gunpoweder Proof rum, find out which Caribbean paradise the late artist Prince loved to spend time on, and get to know Portland, Jamaica as well as the seductive Nevis. Don't you wish we could snap our fingers and boom, we were there? I … [Read more...]

Boat Drink Recips: Pusser’s Ginger Sea Dog

After one sip, you'll be washing up on shore. When you think of Pusser's Rum, I'm betting most of you immediately think of the famous Painkiller cocktail. And why wouldn't you, the drink is freaking amazing and is associated with the beautiful BVI, one of the most beautiful spots in all the Caribbean. But did you know there are other Pusser's Rum drinks? I know right! Who knew! Today, … [Read more...]

An Insider’s Guide To Festival Rum Bahamas 2016

It's nearly upon us, the 2016 Festival Rum Bahamas. As the event draws closer more and more great stories about the event are coming out. Here is one of the best I've seen. Tru Bahamian Food Tours does a great job highlighting the food, the music, the people, the culture and of course the rum. Here is a small part of the story and a link to read the entire piece. Now is the time to begin … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

The weekend is once again upon us. That means it's time to exhale, mix up your favorite rum drink and find a place to escape. If you're reading this then chances are that escape involves blue water and white sand. Then again, I know we all can't get to the beach and if we can it might be freezing. Winter sucks. While your sipping your rum drink this weekend, soak up the Caribbean vibe with … [Read more...]