Rum Sonnet

There came I day when I set out to sea

With a bottle of rum and a head full of cloud

The wind at my back, I was happy as can be

Rum in hand, head high and proud

Those early days brought summer weather

And ocean salt blew freely through my hair

Many sips of grog and I was light as a feather

Rollicking and roving without any care

Yet the innocent times were not to last

For dark tidings loomed beyond the breach

A powerful storm destroyed the ship’s mast

Foolish was I, grasping beyond my reach

From a watery grave let my tale unfold

N’er the rum make you a sailor bold 

What Does It Mean To Be A Rum Geek?

What does it mean to be a rum geek?
Do you have to have a PHD in distillation?
Do you have to declare war on all other spirits?
Do you have to supped with Gargano, Seale and the rest of the rum gods?
Do you have to travelled to every island in the Caribbean?
Do you have to know the difference between every single category?
Do you have to get up on your soap box?
Do you have to write rum poetry?
Just drink the damn stuff
It’s delicious.

Hygge Spiced Rum Review: Comfort In A Glass

The UK rum scene continues to go from strength to strength, with new brands and concepts popping up all over the country. In particular, the spiced rum category is experiencing a lot of growth and a UK brand that offers one of the most pleasant drinking experiences is Hygge Rum.

Let’s dive into The Rum Ration’s review of Hygge Spiced Rum and see how it stacks up.

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The Horizon Beyond The Glass

I get why some people want to find the answer to their problems

At the bottom of a glass

Rock bottom feels comfortable when you’re drifting in an alcoholic haze

It’s like living in suspended animation

Nothing changes and you don’t have to do anything

But reach for another bottle and drown those moments of lucidity

Where you convince yourself that you can rise out of the pit of depression

That tricks you into feeling there’s no life beyond the glass

Or that you can drink without feeling the need to self-destruct

But even on the stormiest of seas there’s a horizon waiting for you

Bright and beautiful

Soon you’ll be toasting to good days

Sipping to better memories

Drinking to preserve the happiness you’ve found

From conquering the anxiety that broils inside your heart day to day

To accepting the fear of an uncertain life

For embracing the darkest parts of yourself and surviving no matter what

Here’s to that horizon beyond the glass