We know the scene so well. Friends sitting around, looking bored, perhaps stranded in some dark train station, and then Barcardi (rum) shows up. The group is almost instantaneously transported to a tropical paradise, clad with buxom blondes in bikinis and a steel drum band. The party has begun. Weâ€™ve seen the commercial too many times and maybe even threw a bash or two, making Captain Morgan our guest of honor. There is no question that rum has earned somewhat of a reputation as the party animal of liquors â€“ the bottle behind the bar with the lampshade on its head. But what if we were to tell you there is another side to rum â€“ a serious, complex and even deep side? Would you believe that while it can be a central component to a fun, flirty cocktail â€“ rum could also be a rich, intense spirit? There is a whole other side to rum that most of us never see. But with just a little shift in perspective, itâ€™s clear that rum can be business up front AND party in the back. Maybe even the mullet of liquors.
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And while visiting the Caribbean, bring a few bottles of rum home and do your own taste test!