Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Thank you - Rick the Rum Runner....

Well we made it to Thanksgiving! I wanted to tell you all what I am thankful for.
I'm thankful to have this blog. Through it I have found not only some unbelievably good rums, but some astounding people. It's the people that make the journey interesting. Sure, there is a story behind every rum. But, there is also a story behind every Distiller. The process, the actual journeys they made and still make, to learn, to make their spirit better. In their efforts our spirit is made better too. Sure a good stiff hit of a great rum IS something to behold, but when you experience the whole story, the reason why: that's when it becomes interesting.
I have made another discovery over the years, it only just now made itself decipherable. You see we often take time at Thanksgiving and express our thanks (genuine as it is) for WHAT we are thankful for. I found as I grow, that it's not the things I am thankful for, it's the people. So on Thanksgiving, Rick the Rum Runner thanks all the Distillers, the
ones that are out their now, the ones past as well. It is you that has made my trip a discovery laden exploration of an alcoholic drink, yet so much more. It is a demonstration of people, wanting to follow a passion, wanting to make something that is not only theirs, but for offering to others. Yeah, its just rum. But it wasn't always. It was water, sugar, yeast and time. It took their intercession to make it rum. It took their work to make it available to us.
Sure there are many things and people to be thankful for. Many so much more important that writers and distillers and drinkers. But, it's who I found. I am thankful...

Happy Thanksgiving, from your runner...

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