Scotsmen Get Their Panties in a Bunch over Rum Ad

Yup – the nation of Trinidad (or at least the Angostura Rum Company) decided to poke some fun at Scotland’s expense, and apparently the land of Groundskeeper Willy is not amused. This is how wars get started.

Row breaks out over rum advert making fun of Scotsmen in kilts

I’ve seen Highlander. And Braveheart. And I’ve seen the ending of that scottish movie with Qui-Gon Jinn where he cuts Guildenstern in half. So if there’s one thing I know, it’s that you don’t pick on guys in kilts. Unless they’re wearing Utilikilts, of course, in which case I’d say your chances of getting your skull crushed are only about fifty-fifty.

Review: Angostura 1824

Rating: ★★★★★
Angostura 1824
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In this world, perfection is a very rare thing. Good things are common, and even great things can occur now and again. But when perfection walks by, our jaws hit the ground and we stand in awe. Perfection isn’t merely remarkable for all that is right about it, but also for all that’s not wrong. In an imperfect world, everything has flaws. But when we see perfection, damned if these flaws can be spotted.

Rum Angostura 1824 is aged twelve years and then hand bottled. The bottle itself is a thing of beauty, adorned with ribbon and medallion, gold lettering and a true wax seal around a wood-handled cork. I’ve expressed my love of gorgeous bottles before, and why not? A craftsman that takes true pride in their work will want to present it in the finest packaging possible. Based on this bottle, I’d say the makers of Angostura love this rum indeed (as well they should.) Continue reading