Thursday, September 24, 2009

Nixon's chosen cocktail and other things you didn't know about rum (The Japan Times)

* Captain Morgan was a real person. Sir Henry Morgan was a rather bloodthirsty 17th-century Welshman who blurred the line between privateer and pirate, plundering ships in the Caribbean. * Vice Admiral William Penn, whose son later founded Pennsylvania, was the first captain to make rum a daily ration on his ship. By the late 17th century, a sailor with England's Royal Navy received half a pint ...

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