Where's the Rum Gone? St. Vincent and the Grenadines!

St. Vincent has it’s own unique language, it’s own unique culture and of course, it’s own unique RUM. Puerto Rico has Bacardi, Barbados has Mount Gay and St. Vincent and the Grenadines has Sunset. Isn’t that a fitting name? 

Who knew that the by-product of sugar cane (molasses) could have created such a following?  Imagine how they figured that one out, hmmm? All over the Caribbean rum RULES –  from the British Navy’s grog to the medicinal remedies of the islands.  

The Virgin Islands call it “Painkillers” but in St. Vincent and the Grenadines, it’s simply rum punch. (Don’t make the mistake of ordering a rum punch at Pusser’s! Ya, I did.) 

What are these rums of which you speak? (Does that sound pirate enough?)

Well, I’ll tell ye: (Too much Queen’s English?)

May I present ….Rums of St. Vincent!

 

  • SLR – Stands for Sunset Light Rum. 40%. Your basic rum for mixers.
  • Sparrow’s Premium Aged Rum – Mellow, golden flavor with hints of molasses. 
  • Sunset Very Strong Rum – 84.5% Alcohol – that’s 169 Proof – Nuf said! (Actually, one of the strongest commercially available rums in the world.)
  • Captain Bligh XO – X O does NOT stand for Hugs & Kisses, no. But it is a smooth, well aged rum. Balanced scents of oak, vanilla, and caramel. 

Play the Captain Bligh Jingle – http://www.sunsetrum.com/home_htm_files/CAPTAIN%20BLIGH%20jingle.mp3

FYI: Navy Grog consists of rum, water and lime juice. Prevent scurvy, you know.

golden sunset in bequia
Bequia Sunset, St. Vincent and the Grenadines

Intoxicating!