I can’t think of rum without thinking of Billy Connolly in the Muppets’ Treasure Island, parading around the Admiral Benbow argh-ing and ah-ing and telling puppets not to run with scissors. Funnily enough, I’ve come to rather enjoy it.
I’m an occasional heavy drinker, which is to say I don’t always drink, but when I do, well …. Anyway, I’ve discovered a fondness for rum, and I think I understand what the pirates were always on about. In particular, I really enjoy Captain Morgan Private Stock Premium Barrel rum. It has a wonderfully smooth character, a sweetness that doesn’t overpower, and a hint of spice that reminds me of the Caribbean.
I also like single malt islay whiskies, but that’s for another time.