Friday Happy Hour: Martinique’s Magnifique Rhum JM Vieux Agricole VSOP
For those who like their rhum dark and neat, with an occasional ice cube or two, there's only one correct order in Martinique: rhum vieux. My favorite: Rhum JM.
Friday Happy Hour: The Unifying Power of Papa’s Pilar Dark
Papa's Pilar Dark is an artisan-crafted rum inspired by one of history's greatest adventurers, and my favorite author, Ernest Hemingway.
Friday Happy Hour: Don Pancho Origenes Rums de Panama
Don Pancho is a giant in the rum world, so naturally Don Pancho Origenes, the first rums bearing the Master Ronero's name, are equally revered.
Rhum Agricole La Favorite Cuvée Spéciale de la Flibuste
Dark, smoky, seductively aromatic and complex, La Flibuste is the very embodiment of both the brand and the word "Favorite" to me.
Friday Happy Hour: Having More Fun with Papa’s Pilar Blonde
Lots of nice rums are smooth, but few are equally as supple at the same time as Papa's Pilar Blonde.
Friday Happy Hour: Doorly’s XO, The Best Rum Bargain Around
There are fine rums and there are bargain rums, though never the twain have ever met, in my experience, quite as perfectly as they do in Doorly's X.O.
Friday Happy Hour: Owney’s NYC, White Rum Worth Sipping
Proudly made in Brooklyn using genuine New York City tap water, Owney's is among the rare, yet growing number of white rums actually suitable for sipping.
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Friday Happy Hour: Mysterious Forces, Love and Pusser’s Rum
There are mysterious forces at work in love and rum, especially when the rum in question is Pusser's.
Friday Happy Hour: Bambarra Black, the Topper that Tops Myers to Me
Myers may be the go-to dark rum for topping cocktails in most places, but in the Turks & Caicos you're better off with Bambarra Black.