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.

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