Bilgemunky Interviewed on Rum Connection

I was recently interviewed on another fantastic site for rum enthusiasts, An excerpt:

Gerard’s website, is known as one of the webs top pirate sites and includes a healthy dose of information about cane spirits. He sat down with us recently to talk business, pirates and RUM. Here’s what he had to say.

How and when did you become interested in rum?
I suppose I didn’t really think about rum much – indeed, I wasn’t much of a drinker at all – until 1998 or so, right after I got out of the Navy. I started playing a pirate video game called Seadogs during my evenings, and had a bottle of Captain Morgan’s Private Stock that I’d come across. I tried drinking it by itself, and found it rather tasty- it seemed like a fine thing to drink while playing a videogame that involved sailing, plundering, and pillaging. It wasn’t long before I was ready to remove the “training wheels” of spiced rum and explore other, finer choices.

Wanna read the rest? Full interview at

3 thoughts on “Bilgemunky Interviewed on Rum Connection

  1. Nice article. I was surprised to find out you weren’t a big rum drinker while you were in the Navy. But then, you were in the US Navy, not the British Navy…

  2. “Historians of course point out the many flaws in our modern interpretation of pirates as being some sort of swashbuckling heroes.”

    Well the historian are wrong as we are actually Swashbuckling Villains. The greatest Pirate Hero in the world is really just the worst Villain we got.

  3. Nice interview Bilge…I wrote down the names of your favorites and the next visit Cheeki and I make to our bestest adult bevrage store, we are going to look for one or all three…

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