Review: “The Flare” Rum Tasting Glass

Rating: ★★★★☆

Let’s face it – for all our talk, for all our fancy clothes – we aren’t pirates. Oh, I’ve spent my share of time at sea, but I’ve never served time in a Turkish prison, never gutted a Spaniard, nor run off with the governor’s daughter. But I am true to piracy in at least one respect, and that’s via the rum. I drink the stuff – and not as some mixer in a froo-froo drink either. I drink it from a leather canteen at times, and a copper cup at others. But mostly I drink it from a small green goblet I found a garage sale.

I’ve been reviewing rum for some time. Over the years, I find that I’ve gotten much better and picking apart a rum and noticing its subtlties. This holds particularly true with smell. But one thing I’ve never paid much attention to was the shape of my glass. I know that wine buffs will say the glass makes all the difference, but those are wine drinkers – cocktail dandies who know even less about Spaniard gutting than I do. Why would I care what they think? Continue reading

Bilgemunky Hosts Rum & Cigar Pairing

Wednesday, October 1st Bilgemunky is joining forces with Metro Cigars in Germantown, Wisconsin to host a unique Rum & Cigar Pairing. Participants will experience three premium rums combined with three quality cigars to explore the enjoyment of each, as well as how these two glorious vices can interact with and complement each other.

Rum samplings
Sea Wynde
Mt Gay Extra Old
10 Cane

Rocky Patel Sun Grown Toro
Cuvee Blanc Salamon
Camacho Havana Figurado

Wednesday, October 1st, 6-8 p.m.
$25/per person
Event limited to 20 participants!
Please call Metro Cigars at 262-255-1996 for your reservation.

Event held at:
Metro Cigars
W182 N9606 Appleton Avenue
Germantown, WI 53022