The investigation goes on…. Rum Connection is off to Belize this week for an outer-island drinking tour and closer look at the sweet rums of the region.
BREAKING NEWS We leave bright and early in the morning for another week of rum research. This time around we’ll be touring the lovely Central American country of Belize where rum is a huge part of everyday life, backyard stills are commonplace and old family liquor recipes are closely guarded secrets.
The adventure starts when we arrive in Ambergris Caye, a tiny island 10 miles off the mainland coast. We’re staying on the edge of San Pedro Town at Casa de Mike One, an outpost owned by a cane-spirits loving local gringo who will serve as our guide for the week’s exploration. We’ll be spending our days searching the island’s coastline for the world famous beach bars and rum shops it has become known for. Palapa Bar, Ras Safari, Rojo Lounge, Mojito Bar and BC’s are all on the list.
The second part of the trip will feature excursions to the mainland to find out more about Travelers Distillery, makers of the popular One Barrel Rum, 5 Barrel Reserve and the 10 year Don Omario blend. After that we’ll head further inland to Cuello Distilling in Orange Walk, makers of a popular line of locally produced and locally consumed rums, spirits and potions.
Stay tuned for updates. This should be fun.