The arrival of hurricane ‘Dorian’ rekindled memories of events that shaped the outlook on life of people in the region. On this occasion, the Bahamas was not so lucky as winds of more than 220mph (355km/h) struck the northern Bahamas in the biggest storm to hit the Caribbean island chain in modern times.
Imagine a ship full of pirate sailors out at sea for months at a time. After just a few weeks, things being to smell pretty bad as the daily tasks of hoisting the sails and scrubbing the decks began to take its toll on clothes and sweating bodies...
You may have already seen them. Small wooden shelters with a few tables outside with locals slamming dominoes onto the simple home-made tables. Some people call them Rum Shacks, many people call them Rum Shops. Either way, they are the life and centre of village life and certainly not a place to pass by.
A reader on this site recently posed a great question in response to one of my previous Blogs. He said “Rum can be very expensive, can I use my cheaper branded rums to make these infusions ?”