Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Rum and islands float through my mind constantly. Does this happen to you? As of right now I have two trips on the schedule, Nassau for the Rum Bahamas Festival where I'll be judging some of the best rums in the Caribbean, and St. John, where I'll be collecting photos, hiking and exploring the island from a different point of view. That and I talk about STJ so much that Castaway Crystal said … [Read more...]

Caribbean Wrap Up

Ever been standing in the rum aisle, eyes glazed over, wondering which rum you should try? We all have. In this week's Caribbean Wrap Up Bahama Bob talks about the Houston Chronicle's list of the top 100 rums under $100. A good list but some notable rums are missing. After that, find out how you will soon be able to fly direct to the BVI from Miami, sailing adventures around St. Barths, explore … [Read more...]

The 5 Reasons I’m Going To Festival Rum Bahamas in Nassau

Traveling to the Bahamas is always a special occasion. Traveling to the Bahamas for a rum festival, now that's the stuff dreams are made of. What are you doing February 26-28? If you're free, then I'd like to invite you to the 3rd annual Festival Rum Bahamas event in Nassau. Come on, you know you want to. Neon blue water, friendly people, great food, and drinking rum at an 18th century British … [Read more...]

Wicked Dolphin Rum Releases Gold Reserve

My friends at Wicked Dolphin have just released the long anticipated Wicked Dolphin Gold Reserve Rum.  The newest edition to the highly awarded Wicked Dolphin Rum line is made with 100% Florida sugarcane and has been aged for 3 years. “We have worked on Wicked Dolphin Gold Reserve since we started making rum in 2012.  Our rum is aged for a full 3 years in Bourbon Barrels which gives us unique … [Read more...]

Sip An Afrodisiac From AFROHEAD Rum

After one sip, you'll be...well, let's not talk about it. It's Tuesday night as I write this and I'm sipping on a glass of delicious AFROHEAD Rum. I was searching for a good recipe to share with all you thirsty Castaways and figured why not a drink recipe from the AFROHEAD collection. I hit up the rum website and one concoction jumped out at me, the Afrodisiac. Why did this one jump up and … [Read more...]

The Papa Coco: Boat Drink Recipes

After one sip, you'll be hooking a marlin in the stream. We all have people we look up to and inspire to be like. Some people might be inspired by the President of the United States, others a famous sports figure or perhaps their mother and father. The point is we all have role models and aspire to live a life like certain figures. As a Castaway, I am inspired by a few people, one of those … [Read more...]

Tasting The Cannon Blast – Boat Drinks

After one sip, you'll be rolling down the beach. You may have seen a curious new spirit appearing on store shelves lately. It comes in a cannon ball style bottle and is meant to be shot (pun intended) not sipped. The new spirit I'm referring to is called Cannon Blast from Captain Morgan. Captain Morgan Cannon Blast is an intense blend of Captain Morgan's famed rum and a blend of strong … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Shut out the stress of the world and dive into the stories in this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. You'll learn about the Havana Club rivalry, watch a video interview with Foxy Callwood of Jost Van Dyke, dream about a large island for sale in the Turks and Caicos and much more. I feel more relaxed just putting this story together. Just reading about the islands seems to have that affect. … [Read more...]

Sipping Havana Club 15 at Rum Point Grand Cayman

I'm a pretty simple guy. Old flip flops, rugged beach bar t-shirt, and cold rum punch usually defines me. But when I have the chance to indulge I don't sky away. That's what happened on an evening sail to Rum Point during a visit to Grand Cayman. I was sitting at the Westin Seven Mile Beach Resort pool bar killing time and watching the beach scene take shape. I was counting the minutes until it … [Read more...]

Happy National Rum Day!

Happy National Rum Day!!! National Rum Day might not be as big as St. Patrick's Day or Cinco de Mayo, but to us Caribbean Castaways it's a pretty big deal. It's a day to break out the good stuff and sip with a smile. It's a day to mix up your favorite rum cocktails and dream about what island you'd like to be enjoying that drink on. It's a day to relax and celebrate the spirit that is so … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

It's two week until the next Castaway Cruise and my mind is already floating on the crystal blue waters of the Exumas. Getting lost on sand bars and diving for conch fill my thoughts by the minute. Oh, yeah...I'm suppose to be writing about the Caribbean Weekly Wrap up. See what I mean...distracting. I don't know if you know this, but a big part of my nationality and my last name are Dutch. … [Read more...]