Greetings to all rum lovers, distillers, pirates and appreciators of tiki culture! Welcome to The Rum Ration, a magazine that’s dedicated to celebrating all things rum. As seems appropriate for the beginning of anything new, I thought I’d take you through the rationale behind the publication and the kind of content to look out for in future….
What’s the inspiration behind The Rum Ration?
The Rum Ration was founded on the interest of one man’s pursuit of knowledge about rum. (My name’s Jamie by the way and you can find me at The Comic Vault and Yamato Magazine as well). The world of rum is still new to me in the sense that there’s so much to explore, try and learn and I figured writing about it was the best way to improve my understanding of the subject.
The name of the magazine comes from the daily amount of rum that sailors were allowed in the Royal Navy and was still a thing up until 1970. The idea of a ration feels like something precious. Something to be saved and savoured. And like the seafarers who enjoyed their grog, I’m hoping the Rum Ration becomes a place where you can enjoy rum related content and quench your thirst for knowledge.
What’s there to read about?
From rum reviews to boozy folklore, The Rum Ration will feature a variety of content and here’s what to look out for:
- Detailed reviews with tasting notes, brewery background and brand stories
- Interviews with distillers, authors and evangelists who’re leading the rum revolution
- The stories of famous/infamous historical figures and their love of rum
- Tales of folklore that are linked to rum production in places like Jamaica and Barbados
- Book reviews
- Restaurant and bar reviews that put rum at the centre of the customer experience
As the magazine expands, feedback is vital. I’d love to hear from you guys about what you think is working and content that you’d like to read more of.
In the meantime, if you’d like to collaborate with The Rum Ration feel free to get in touch via the contact form or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Looking forward to taking this rum voyage with you all!