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In February 2019, I sat down with Spribam’s Benjamin Jones at the Miami Rum Congress to talk about all manner of wonky rum topics. Jones ..read more
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In the spirits world, Geographical Indications, or GI for those who are conserving syllables, have recently been in the forefront of many ..read more
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The “Wonk” in Cocktail Wonk refers to digging deep to understand as much as possible about spirits and cocktails. Many of the stories ..read more
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Since Prohibition, U.S. Consumers have long gotten the short end of the stick when it comes to getting many of the great spirits made in ..read more
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In the course of researching various rum-related topics, there’s some recent history that I keep bumping up against. Between 1997 and ..read more
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Researching distilled spirits history is a bit like panning for gold—lots of work for the occasional grain of gold remaining in your pan ..read more
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There’s no shortage of rum listicles lately. Rum is a hot topic du jour and publications push them out with abandon: “Nine Rums I Found ..read more
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Among Jamaican rum aficionados, two names hold almost mythical allure: Plummer and Wedderburn. They’re known as old, obsolete Jamaican ..read more
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Telling the story of Barbados rum–and of rum itself–is impossible without referencing Mount Gay. The distillery operations at its ..read more
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Cocktail Wonk by Matt Pietrek - 8M ago

In September of 2018, I sat down with Luca Gargano in London immediately prior to the Rum Tasting of the Century, celebrating the launch of ..read more

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