Booking a Flight at Plainfield’s Tailwinds Distilling Company
Nov07

Booking a Flight at Plainfield’s Tailwinds Distilling Company

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Tailwinds Distilling Company, located in the Chicago suburb of Plainfield, offers its customers a chance to escape the notorious Midwest winters (and any season for that matter) with a visit to its tasting room. Situated along a railroad in what resembles a former industrial complex which now houses retail and other outlets, Tailwinds produces rum and 100% agave spirits. Either will afford you the opportunity to warm yourself up from...

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Soggy Dollar Bar Announces Release of Its Own Line of Rums
Sep25

Soggy Dollar Bar Announces Release of Its Own Line of Rums

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Subscribers to the Soggy Dollar Bar newsletter were recently treated to quite the surprise. The beach bar located on Jost Van Dyke in the British Virgin Islands announced that it was releasing its own line of rums. Officially called the Soggy Dollar Dark and Soggy Dollar Island Spiced, the limited edition first batch is set to be released in October. The website for the Soggy Dollar Rum describes the Dark as “Handcrafted, aged...

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13 Images of Rum Ruling the World to Help You Celebrate National Rum Day
Aug16

13 Images of Rum Ruling the World to Help You Celebrate National Rum Day

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It’s National Rum Day here in the good ol’ US of A and while I didn’t get the day off from work to celebrate, I did get tomorrow off. That means tonight I can celebrate without having to face the consequence of having to get out of bed early tomorrow in an effort to pull it all together and be somebody. That’s thinking ahead, people. Let’s face it – this blog probably wouldn’t be as fun and fascinating as it is if rum wasn’t around....

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Newburyport’s Paddle Inn and the Best Rum Punch This Side of the Tropics
Nov29

Newburyport’s Paddle Inn and the Best Rum Punch This Side of the Tropics

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How did the best rum punch north of the palm tree line end up at The Paddle Inn, a surf bar in Newburyport, Massachusetts? Well, that’s because Nolan Gawron, a writer and bartender I met on my Anguilla press trip (I always drop “Anguilla press trip” whenever I get the chance), did his research in Barbados. After all, if I’ve learned anything from writing this blog, the “research” is half the fun....

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Launch Parties, Free Rum and the Handshake Dance
Dec14

Launch Parties, Free Rum and the Handshake Dance

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Let’s get one thing out of the way – I love rum launch parties. Granted, I’ve only been to one but it was love at first sight. What’s not to fall in love with – free rum, free food and free conversation with like-minded industry folk who also appreciate the freer things in life. Now don’t get your hopes up – launch parties for rum aren’t free unless you’re considered part of the industry, hence the word “industry” as used in the first...

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