Category: Rum History

Gatekeeping the Mai Tai

As a Tiki drink enthusiast, it’s exciting to see new people joining the fold. Even the mainstream press is starting…

Tiki’s Missing Ingredient: “Martinique Rum” of Yore

One of the hallmarks of the modern Tiki revival is the obsessive attention paid to recreating the classic recipes of…

Blockades, Bounties & Beets: Sugar and Rum in the 19th Century

Rum history students know that it’s impossible to separate rum’s story from the sugar industry; Sugar was king, rum a…

An Illustrated and Informal J. Wray & Nephew Timeline

Jamaica’s Appleton Estate is among the world’s largest rum brands, with roots going back to 1825 or 1749, depending on…