Sipping Havana Club 15 at Rum Point Grand Cayman

Rum-Point-Gary-Rum

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!

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

Caribbean Blogs

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...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean blogs

Happy 4th of July Castaways! I hope you are spending the holiday on the sand and have a drink in your hand. This week's Caribbean Wrap up has a lot of great information. But before we dive into that, I'd like to acknowledge the passing of a truly great person, Captain John Brandi. Most of you probably know John from his St. John charter business, Palm Tree Charters. He not only gave tours of … [Read more...]

Wicked Dolphin Sunken Barrel USS Mohawk CGC Reserve

Wicked Dolphin Mohawk sunken rum

Florida’s Top Craft Rum Producer Wicked Dolphin is releasing a very special limited reserve on July 2nd 2015, at the Wicked Dolphin Rum Distillery in Cape Coral, Florida a unique Rum The USS Mohawk CGC Reserve. Five Wicked Dolphin Rum barrels filled with distilled water were sent 90 feet down to the USS Mohawk Veterans Memorial Reef last week, and then raised 72 hours later. This batch will be … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean stories

Rum, Grenada, wild life, and Caribbean food--all some of my favorite things and all landing on this week's Caribbean weekly wrap up. The 5th story is about the best all-inclusive resorts in Jamaica. I'm more of a villa and small hotel guy, but I know a lot of you dig the all-inclusives, so here you go. Cheers! Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up Caribbean Rum & Beer Festival 2015: St Maarten has … [Read more...]

Papa’s Pilar Old Havana: Boat Drinks

rum drink recipes

After one sip, you'll be walking the Malecón. I don't get all worked up about celebrities and never seek them out in places they might frequent. In saying that, there's something that dances up my spine when walking in the footsteps of Ernest Hemingway. I don't know if it's because we share the same adventure seeking spirit, a student of the written word, or we both love to look down at the … [Read more...]

Cruzan Rum Introduces Fresh New Flavor

Cruzan blueberry lemonade rum

Cruzan Rum announces today the addition of Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum to its impressive portfolio of premium, flavored rums. Available nationally, this refreshing new flavor blends fine Cruzan Rum with the essence of ripe blueberries and vibrant citrus to create a well-rounded spirit bursting with the taste of fresh fruit.Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum takes lemonade, a classic summertime … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean weekly wrap up

I just love it Friday slaps me in the face. A busy week flies by, and the next thing you know it's Friday, how did that happen? SLAP! This week's Caribbean Wrap Up will tease with you the world's most expensive rums, take you on a beach bar tour of Pinel Island off St. Martin, dazzle you with the night moves of the Bahamas Rum Festival, take you through Marigot Bay on St. Lucia, and put you out … [Read more...]

Caribbean Weekly Wrap Up

Caribbean Weekly Wrap UP

The pull is growing strong. It's hard to explain. There's something in my DNA. There are walls that need to be overcome, but it will happen. Is it the color blue? Is it the wind in the sails? Maybe it's just the freedom. The pull is growing strong. Maybe it's reading stories like the ones that populate this week's Caribbean Wrap Up. Rum, Turks and Caicos, Dominican Republic, the Caymans, and … [Read more...]

Nassau’s Rum Bahamas Festival Killed It

Rum Bahamas Festival

It's been a little over a week since the 2nd annual Rum Bahamas Festival and I think my liver is finally talking to me again. Rum, food, Kalik, culture, music, art, pirates--the 2015 celebration of all things rum and Bahamas was a huge HUGE success. This trip to Nassau, Bahamas didn't include lazy days on the beach, no snorkeling beautiful reefs or chatting up locals at casual beach bars. This … [Read more...]