Here Be Pirates, Yo-ho!

Here Be Pirates, Yo-ho!

Rum-ble in the Bundle - Thrilla with Vanilla

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Rum-ble in the Bundle - Thrilla with Vanilla. 
Ahoy Sailors! Now we drink the stuff o' Pirates - RUM. Not the kind yer grandma spikes her tea with, na, this one we drink neat an' in spades, like in the good ol' pirate days.

Rum’s history is quite flimsy. Apparently the first distillation of Rum took place on the sugar plantations of the Caribbean in the 17th century, where plantation slaves figured out the great use of molasses. What a happy day.
Whatever the origins, Rum gained popularity fast. It spread to the American colonies and before the Revolutionary war began it was estimated every man, woman and child consumed an average of 14 liters of Rum each year. Nows that’s a lot of Yum, sorry, Rum. And more importantly, Rum even helped spur the American Revolution. How about that!

We’ve got a Thrilla with Vanilla for ya, a Rum-ble in the Bundle, all from different regions. Now be a good pirate and Rum with it. But carefuly or you'll end up in Davy Jones' locker. Savvy matey? Arrrr, aye aye Cap'n.

And while yer at it sing this song with ye friends. Make cap'n Jack proud.  
“Fifteen men on a dead man's chest, Yo ho ho and a bottle of rum! 
Drink and the devil be done with the rest, Yo ho ho and a bottle or rum!“
Arrrr-ight! Put a pirate hat up, cut off that leg and bottoms up to Nelson's blood.
Trivia & SmartAss Corner:
1) Rum (usually) comes from molasses; the sweet and syrupy residue left behind after sugar crystals are extracted from sugar cane juice. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, which can contribute to the  final flavour.

2) Common Rum classifications: White, Golden or Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo and Age-Dated Rums…

3) Due to the tropical climate common to Rum-producing areas, Rum matures at a much faster rate than is typical for Whisky or Cognac. An indication of this faster rate is the angels' share, or amount of product lost to evaporation. While products aged in France or Scotland see about 2-4% loss each year, Rum producers may see as much as 10%.

4) Solera method is an aging process, fractional blending, where the finished product is a mixture of ages, with the average age gradually increasing as the process continues over many years. Rum is periodically drawn from the lower casks which never move, and refreshed  with an equal quantity of Rum from casks above.

5) A little bit of etymology; nobody really knows where the word Rum comes from. Most popular suggestions are: Rum (the Romani word for potent), Rumbullion (an uproar), Saccharum (sugar in Latin), Rummer (a Dutch drinking glass).

6) Rum is why we measure alcohol proof. To make sure Rum wasn’t watered down, it had to be ‘proven’ by soaking gunpowder with it. If it was ‘overproof’ (higher than 57.15 % vol.), then the gunpowder would ignite, if it wouldn’t, it was ‘underproof’.

7) Rum-running means smuggling liquor over water. In the sixteenth century, when excise taxes were standardised, the illegal transport and trade of Rum, known as Rum running came to life. During the American prohibition in the twenties this trade form reached its climax.

8) Rum used to be accepted as form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Trivia & SmartAss Corner - appendix:
1) They say Horatio Nelsons' body was preserved in a cask of Rum to allow transport back to England and that upon arrival the cask was found empty. As they say the sailors had drilled a hole in the bottom of the caks and drank all the Rum, thus the term "Nelson's blood", used to describe Rum.

2) Davy Jones’ Locker is a place at the bottom of the sea where the souls of drowned pirates go. 

3) Sugar act (American Revenue Act): An act passed by the Parliament of Great Britain which helped the growing movement that became the American Revolution. 

4) In 18th century England, men would occasionally auction off their wives for Rum, a practice we probably shouldn't bring back into fashion. Naaa!

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Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.

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Member Reviews and Ratings of Here Be Pirates, Yo-ho!
Some were too smoky for my taste
Looking forward
Enjoy this tasting box very much. The Ron Zacapa Starts out a little medicinal but breaks off into a nice Cinnamon finish. Enjoy the Kraken the most. Bourbon and scotch are my faves so I am new to rum but on the whole very enjoyable.
I loved trying all the Pirates rums, they were each very different in taste, but I am so glad I got to try them all. Now I know which rum I would choose the next time I buy a bottle.
Descent mix, nothing magical. Solid trio.
This one was pretty good!
Kraken is awesome. The other two, meh.
The only rum worth sipping neat out of these three is Ron Zacapa...Kraken is an artificially sweetened booze for college kids and Ron de Jeremy is up there with some of the worst rums imaginable.
Good Rum tasting box and I surprisingly like the Kraken Spiced Rum.
an outstanding assortment of rum!
Not to bad, haven't ever been a big fan of alcohol because I could never find anything I really liked that is why I thought I would give this club a chance and see if maybe I could find something I like. This was a good start.
Ron de Jeremy was almost pornographic in finish and flavor sweet and pleasantly surprising . Ron Zacapa was almost whisky like in color and bursting with flavor and was a shame to mix. Kraken was dark and deep in color and flavor. I have to rate this among my favorite tasting boxes.
A great combination of flavours in this little pack. Not much of a rum fan, but this set changed my mind!
The selection was great. The Kraken black was outstandingly great. Spices well rounded and very smooth finish.
I never knew I was a rum fan until I got this sampler. Wow! These rums definitely go down well!
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