Howling Highlight: The Rum Chums (First Edmonton Chapter)
Posted by Arctic Wolf on January 11, 2010
Its great having blog all about rum and whisky. I get to meet all sorts of cool people. One of the coolest I have met lately is Bill Allan. He found my blog and wrote me a little comment in the contact section talking about his rum club, and would I be interested in meeting attending one of his meetings. Oh and by the way he wrote, we have about 200 different rums from all over the world, that we can talk about.
How does one say, “Yes!” fast enough.
Bill sent me his rum list, (245 rums and counting) and I attended the first meeting of 2010 for The Edmonton Chapter of the ‘Rum Chums’. I met the guys, 14 in all, and learned a little about the club.
It all started a few years back when Bill and a few friends wanted to start to explore good rum and enjoy themselves. They went to a few bars, but quickly discovered that in the local bars, the selection was not good, and the price for swill in these bars is pretty high. So they changed gears and went to a few rum tastings. Trouble was, the atmosphere was a little stuffy for their group, and the selection, even at these tastings was… shall we say… disappointing.
So they changed gears. Bill and his friends started meeting on their own. Every time someone went traveling somewhere in the world, they would bring back interesting rums which were not available locally. The Edmonton Chapter of the Rum Chums was born. Their stash of rums from all over the world grew!
Here are a few more cool things I learned about the club:
4) And some of their rum is really, really cool!
Now I am the fifteenth member of the group. My only problem is, how am I going to find time to review 245 different bottles of Rums?
Life is Good!
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