Review: Ron Pampero Anniversario

Rating: ★★★★☆
Ron Pampero Anniversario

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Anniversario is everything a rum should be. In the bottle it’s dark and inviting. To the nose it’s warm, smooth, and gently spicy. And to the tongue it’s deep and tingly. This rum isn’t so much distinctive as it is classic. From its presentation in a uniquely squat, individually numbered bottle wrapped in a leather bag, through its first, second, and umpteenth sip – this is a rum to be enjoyed time and again.

Review: Lost at Sea

Rating: ★★★★☆
Bounding Main

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Genre: Traditional and traditional inspired sea shanteys.
Rating: PG
Target Audience: Grown ups, mostly

By and large, pirate music comes in two forms, the first being historical. These songs are normally performed by bands of reenactors focusing on sea shantys and drinking songs. Generally speaking, these bands are most appreciated by those who have experienced them live, and who wish to recapture the fun of swinging their grog around amongst a group of friends (I am, of course, painting with a broad brush.) The second form that pirate music often takes would be “pirate core” – music of a more modern nature that focuses on piracy as its theme. Be it pop, rock, metal, or punk, this music is sometimes more polished, and generally more accessible to fans of mainstream music (but perhaps uninteresting or even off-putting to traditionalists.) Continue reading

Review: Pirate Hat Stand

Rating: ★★★★★
Captain Jack’s Pirate Hats

Proving once again why he is amongst “The Enlightened”, Captain Jack’s Pirate Hats now offers the most wickedly perfect hatstand imaginable. If you’re at all like me, then one look at the picture above and you’re instantly salivating, knowing your life won’t be complete without one. All you need is reassurance that it’s all it appears.

So…. let me reassure you. This hat stand is top quality through and through. Not a single sign of plastic or shoddy craftsmanship – like Jack’s hats, it may as well have fallen into your lap from the 17th century. Not that you’d want it to – it’s deceptively heavy, which is good because it will stubbornly display your hat for all to see, defying nor’easterly winds and playful cat paw alike. Continue reading