The Caribbean is undoubtedly the epicenter of all rum production in the world. Virtually every island here produces its own distinct rum style. More than 80% of the world’s total output comes from here, of which 80% of the US supply comes from Puerto Rico. In honor of Rum and sultry Caribbean nights, here are some famous Rum Quotes:
“It was a maddening image and the only way to whip it was to hang on until dusk and banish the ghosts with rum.”
-Hunter S. Thompson, The Rum Diary
DON’T die of love; in Heaven above
Or hell, they’ll not endure you;
Why look so glum when Doctor Rum
Is waiting for to cure you ?
The only way that I could figure they could improve upon Coca-Cola, one of life’s most delightful elixirs, which studies prove will heal the sick and occasionally raise the dead, is to put rum or bourbon in it.”
-Lewis Grizzard quotes (AmericanComedian and Columnist, 1946-1994
There’s naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.
“The first time I played the Masters, I was so nervous I drank a bottle of rum before I teed off. I shot the happiest 83 of my life.”
– Chi Chi Rodriguez quotes (Puerto Rican Golfer, b.1935)
“Time Flies When You’re Having RUM”
“Don’t talk to me about Naval tradition! It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash”
“It was understood that nothing of a tender nature could possibly be confided to old Barley, by reason of his being totally unequal to the consideration of any subject more psychological than gout, rum, and purser’s stores.”
Drinking Rum before 10am makes you a Pirate, not an Alcoholic
– Earl Dibbles Jr.
“The Best ideas come while sipping Rum”
“All roads lead to rum.”
-W. C. Fields
“If I ever go missing, please put my photo on a Rum bottle, not a milk carton. I want my friends to know I am missing!
Rum Drinking Toasts
There is nothing better than offering up a good toast at the right moment. If you are drinking rum, consider using one of these Rum drinking toasts:
May your ANCHOR be tight,
Your CORK be loose,
Your RUM be spiced,
And your COMPASS be true.
Drink Rum, Drink Rum
Drink Rum, by Gum with me,
I don’t give a damn
For any damn man,
That won’t take a drink with me.
Fifteen men on the dead man’s chest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
Drink and the devil had done for the rest–
…Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!”
This article was written by Captain Tim and the Crew of Caribbean Trading Company.
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