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Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum And now we’re going to the islands, the U.S. Virgin Islands that is, on a trip filled with folk art, characters and a nod to the past. Of course, I’m talking about Sailor Jerry Rum. Sailor Jerry, in case you are caught unawares, was a foul-mouthed, world-traveling, Nevada-born Hawaiian Island schooner-captaining tattoo artist of legendary proportions. In the spirit of Norman Collins, that original Sailor Jerry, two protégés of Norman set up a business to produce clothing and tchotchkes aimed at keeping Sailor Jerry’s spirit alive for future generation. Incidentally, one of those protégées is Ed Hardy, who has done pretty well all for himself! One of the projects they worked on was Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum, a spiced rum made in the style of the rums of yore; rums seasoned and flavored by sailors with lots of time to perfect their custom blends. Norman Collins was born 100 years ago -- January 14, 1911, to be precise -- and, while he never got to see his eponymous rum, it is designed to celebrate his life and his art.

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  • Snooth User: crpf
    472356 1

    I guess you read different economic texts than I; my reading refers to the 'quadrilateral of trade', which includes either Canada or the US, and then England, for textiles etc. to take to Africa.

    Jan 06, 2011 at 11:16 PM

  • dont forget abot Treaty Oak rum, great rum out of Austin,Texas.

    Jan 06, 2011 at 11:53 PM

  • Snooth User: abquiat
    491506 19

    And if you are looking for really great, handcrafted U.S. distilled rum try Railean (San Leon, TX).

    Jan 07, 2011 at 9:01 AM

  • Snooth User: rwellis
    604885 21

    Re: slide 6---Are they sparrows or swallows?

    Jan 07, 2011 at 9:56 AM

  • Snooth User: sexysyl
    697073 17

    Isn't Puerto Rico part of the US? My personal favorite is Don Q - a true treasure.

    Jan 07, 2011 at 11:41 AM

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