Rum Quotes and Rum Drinking Toasts

rum quotes

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:

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 ?
-Oliver Herford.


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.

-Lord Byron


“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”
-Erik Voskamp


“Don’t talk to me about Naval tradition! It’s nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash”
-Winston Churchill


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.”
-Charles Dickens


Drinking Rum before 10am makes you a Pirate, not an Alcoholic

– Earl Dibbles Jr.


“The Best ideas come while sipping Rum”
-Pavol Kazimir


“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!

-Laurie Manzer


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!”
Louis Stevenson


This article was written by Captain Tim and the Crew of Caribbean Trading Company.

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