I've had the good fortune of being a rum fan for 32 of my 46 years, dating back to my first drinks at the Mai Kai in Fort Lauderdale. Yes, they used to serve the very youthful contingent of our large family gatherings there along with those of legal age--I'm glad for the fact. I've been coming to S. Florida since tikedom, and appreciate that there are numerous devotees of the nuances and joys of good rums in these tropical climes. One of my father's buddies (from his Fort Lauderdale days) would not divulge his Bimini Smash recipe without giving dad a thorough introduction to what he felt were the essential rums to be used. Ah...fun nights of enjoying Bimini Smash and watching the boat parades on the intracoastal, hanging at the beach, etc. Good memories.
Just arrived in Deerfield to visit family 2 days ago, and was making my rum libation for the evening and had the joyous googleization that I might well be able to find Mai Kai drink recipes online, and hence learned of the Ministry of Rum. I appreciate the resource--thank you.
I saw a post in my web search and recognized the Dagger bottle/label from my dad's well stocked bar of many years ago. Can hardly wait to enjoy some Kohala Bay and Lemon Hart--and have a feeling this is just the beginning of a new exploration into rhums of the world.
Best regards compatriots in rum!