Learning The Family History of Making Babash in Trinidad
The best way to really and truly learn about the good old days in the Caribbean? Sit down with those who lived it, ask few questions and listen a lot. In this regard us Bennett boys are lucky as our dear-old Dad, who just turned 75 today, is often all-too-happy to recount tales of his youth whenever we’re lucky enough to be together.
The latest such occasion in Trinidad wasn’t such a happy one, of course, but we managed to make the best of it, aided in no small part by more than a little 1919.
As the rum kicked in for us, the questions turned to babash, Trinidad’s bombastic bush rum. Did our Dad have any experience with the stuff? His answer surprised more than we could’ve ever expected…
Thanks for the history lesson, Dad. We love you + Happy birthday!