Ahoy Shipmates! A Rum Tasting Evening Has Been Sighted!

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A Rum Do at the White Lodge
Rum Tasting with James of McMillan’s of Malton
Thursday 22 October 7pm

There’s an air of disrepute associated with rum; the piratical Caribbean, drunken sailors and Ernest Hemingway slumped at the bar.

It is debatable whether Papa Hemingway will be sipping a rum on the evening concerned, but there will probably be some drunken fishermen in attendance.

So, tilt your Panama hat at a rakish angle and come to the White Lodge for an evening of rum tasting.

The Captain on this alcoholic voyage of discovery will be James from McMillan’s of Malton. He will guide drinkers through the tricky waters of rum distilling. The mainbrace will be spliced and six rums tasted.

In early 1800s Australia, rum was used as payment for everyday commodities. When word reached London, William Bligh (remembered by history as the disposed captain during the Mutiny on the Bounty), was sent to New South Wales to stamp out the practice. Bligh’s heavy-handed actions sparked a ‘rum rebellion’ and it took two years to restore some semblance of order.

To avoid a rum rebellion, the White Lodge will merely be charging £25 per person.

So leap aboard me hearties. The numbers are limited and are expected to sell out fast. So please ring the White Lodge reception to book and pay on 01723 514771.


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