• Richard Murff

On Rum And Rebellion



Rum is liquor’s switch-hitter - coming in both dark and light versions. One may be the I drink of island paradises - and the other prison colonies, slave revolts and drunken sailors. It was rum that brought down Lord Sydney’s envisioned utopia of a country with neither booze nor money when an entire colony mutinied against its governor William Bligh who was, quite frankly used to mutiny.