Wild Days Rum

Feb 01, 2010 11 Comments by

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Greetings yachties,

Welcome to Wild Days Rum landing page on yachtyakka.  The Rum was launched at the Waiheke Burlesque Festival this past Labour Weekend at the Dunes on Onetangi Beach. All the bottlestores on Waiheke are selling the rum by the bottle and most of the restaurants and bars have it by the glass.

A full list of outlets here

Join our other friends on facebook to get the latest Wild Days Rum News on upcoming tastings and where to buy your glass of Waiheke’s latest export beverage.

More later :-)

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2 more barrels of Wild Days Rum heading to the bottling shed

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Wild On Waiheke and Wild Days Rum offer Wild Nights Cocktails at Fairtrade in Auckland made by the Wild Days Rum Pirate Girls

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7th May 2011

Some fly boys and girls from Hamilton flew to Waiheke Island to taste Wild Days Rum Barrel 4. Happy with their discovery, they said they would return and stay a weekend. Holy Crap! Better make some more rum….quick.

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Snapdragon, Viaduct Harbour

Brew On Quay

The Library Tapas Lounge and Reading Room

Hotel de Brett, Mink Cafe, the foodstore and Fox’s Ale House join a growing list of restaurants and bars were Wild Days Rum is available. For a complete list click here

When I told  friends in Sydney that I was sitting on a beach in New Zealand the comment was met with no small amount of wonderment. New Zilund, for the record, does have beaches. Very nice ones at that. It was whilst en route to one of my favourite spots in the Auckland region – Waiheke Island’s Onetangi Beach – that I came across another surprise for my Australian friends. New Zealand makes rum too.

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Next Rum Tasting will be at the Waiheke Island Golf Club at 4pm Saturday 20th November :-)

The new bottle & the new label.

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Next Rum Tasting will be at the Waiheke Island Golf Club at 4pm Saturday 20th November :-)

Garden Party @ Onetangi

Tasting at Kawau Island after the Brin Wilson Memorial Yacht Race on Starlight Express

A recent trip to Nelson and Tasman Bay Cruising Club with a supply of Murder Rock Rum, I treated the local yachties to a wee tasting.

While we are waiting for production to become commercial. I have put together a little collection of Rums history.

Enjoy

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Rum is a distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then usually aged in oak and other barrels.

The majority of the world’s rum production occurs in and around the Caribbean and in several Central American and South American countries, such as Guatemala, Colombia, Venezuela, Guyana, Puerto Rico, and Brazil. There are also rum producers in places such as Australia, Fiji, the Philippines, India, Reunion Island, Mauritius, and elsewhere around the world.

Light rums are commonly used in cocktails, whereas golden and dark rums are also appropriate for drinking straight, or for cooking. Premium rums are also available that are made to be consumed straight or with ice.

Rum plays a part in the culture of most islands of the West Indies, and has famous associations with the Royal Navy (See: Grog) and piracy (See: Bumbo). Rum has also served as a popular medium of exchange that helped to promote slavery along with providing economic instigation for Australia’s Rum Rebellion and the American Revolution.[1]

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An early alcoholic drink, rum has been around since ancient times. Nothing if not old, it is practically forced to walk with a (sugar) cane. Though it wasn’t first distilled in plantations until the 17th century, rum is believed to have existed thousands of years prior in the form of brum, a drink made by the Malay people. In the 14th century, Marco Polo (the explorer, not the swimming pool game) wrote about a wine made of sugar, giving further credence to the belief that rum was around before the 1600s.

When the first distillation of rum began, it began in the Caribbean when plantation slaves realized that molasses, left over from sugar refinement, could be turned into alcohol. This alcohol, however, was not well received… at least not at first. Like the beginning of most things, the beginning of rum was a little shaky and the spirit was dispirited to learn that it was initially thought to be a terrible tasting liquor.

Once the Caribbean set the rum ball in motion, it quickly spread to the American colonies. In 1664, the first distillery for rum was set up in what is now Staten Island; a distillery in Boston quickly followed.

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The Secret History of Rum

By Ian Williams

November 22, 2005

Rum has always tended to favor and flavor rebellion, from the pirates and buccaneers of the seventeenth century to the American Revolution onward. In addition, sugar and rum pretty much introduced globalization to a waiting world, tying together Europe, the Americas, Africa and the Caribbean in a complex alcoholic web of trade and credit. Not until oil was any single commodity so important for world trade. So it is not surprising that the Bacardi Corporation has become one of the world’s first transnationals.

This essay is excerpted from Ian Williams’s Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776, published in July by Nation Books.

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Even before Fidel Castro took power, the Bacardi family moved its headquarters from its Cuban home to the Bahamas, allowing it to get British imperial trade preferences, while opening a large distillery in Puerto Rico to allow penetration of the American market. Now its management is mostly living in exile in Florida, monopolizing the local markets across the Caribbean and the world with its bland, branded spirit. Fifty years of marketing have made Bacardi almost synonymous with rum in much of North America, and as Thierry Gardère, maker of the acclaimed Haitian rum Barbancourt, pointed out with a pained expression to me once, “They always advertise it as mixed with something else.”

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The History of Rum

by J Jordan

An early alcoholic drink, rum has been around since ancient times. Nothing if not old, it is practically forced to walk with a (sugar) cane. Though it wasn’t first distilled in plantations until the 17th century, rum is believed to have existed thousands of years prior in the form of brum, a drink made by the Malay people. In the 14th century, Marco Polo (the explorer, not the swimming pool game) wrote about a wine made of sugar, giving further credence to the belief that rum was around before the 1600s.

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Kill Devil: Ancestors Of Rum

When cane juice is boiled under vacuum, sugar crystals are formed and separated from the residual molasses. Widely used as food for the poor and cattle feed by the rich, it was only a matter of time before the intoxicating properties of molasses were discovered.

This sucrose-rich brown syrup mixed with water eventually ferments and becomes diluted alcohol. When distilled, this ‘crude liquor’ appeared to engender such loutishness by whoever drank it that it became known as ‘Kill Devil’.

How Rum Got His Name:

The raw fiery alcohol, Kill Devil, was said to ‘light a blaze’ and provoke unruly rumbustious behaviour. Although riot and mayhem are no longer part of the rum experience, the spirit’s vibrant origins seem enshrined within the very name ‘rum’.

Experts fail to agree on the origin of the word. However, various romantics propose that the name ‘rum’ is derived from the rumbullion, rumpus and rumbustion that were essential parts of the drinking experience.

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