Sunday, August 11, 2019

Thank You and Farewell: After Seven Plus Years and 3000 posts, I've Decided to Move to a Video Format


     Thank You so much for your loyal following these past seven years, it has been very heart warming.  I've been spending most of my time these days making rum instead of traveling around tasting it.  As a result the number things that make a good story are no longer so abundant.

     It has been so great to see the blog grow and it is sad to close it out, but "the times they are a changing"  Thank You and this is the final sunset for Bahama Bob's Rumstyles as you have known it.  The videos will start to appear here as well as on my YouTube Channel Bahama Bob Leonard.

Thursday, August 8, 2019

Friday August 16 is National Rum Day 2019

Barrels and Barrels of Aging Rum

      It’s a dark ‘n stormy day when the rum runs out, but lucky for all of us there will be plenty to go around a week from Friday, August 16.   This is the day we pay tribute to the currency of the Caribbean as we celebrate National Rum Day. It actually makes sense why the rum’s always gone, it’s a delicious spirit that springs from swaying palm trees and sugar white sand beaches.  The earliest rum distilling companies can be traced back to the 1600's, when sugarcane was cultivated and its byproducts were used to create the drink. Thanks to British exploration, rum runners, and new economic trade routes, rum took the new world by hurricane. It was made famous by both pirates and the British Royal Navy, and remains a mainstay cocktail base to this day. The big difference is today, we can all enjoy this drink without the threat of scurvy.
     What is the history of rum?  First distilled in the 1620’s when Caribbean sugarcane plantation slaves discover that molasses, a byproduct of sugar refining, can be fermented into alcohol   The first American distillery was opened on what is now Staten Island in New York.  The oldest existing rum distillery in the world, Mount Gay on the island of Barbados, opened in 1703.
     It was best summed up by Lord Byron, “There’s naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion.”  Since its arrival on this planet, it has been the inspiration for sailor’s songs, pirates code’s and helping the world enjoy Tiki and island style parties.

Monday, August 5, 2019

Expect to See a New Video a Week from Today

     Things are going well as far as the preparation and the purchases of new equipment to start the Youtube Channel.   I've been shooting some videos around Key West to get things stated and I'm excited to get things underway very soon.  If you haven't, please subscribe to my YoutTube Channel, Bahama Bob Leonard.  Just go on YoutTube and hit the search Button and type in Bahama Bob Leonard and you are there.  Subscribe, it is free and they just need your email address to let you know when I have put up a new video.

     Looking forward to all of my friends joining me on YouTube to share the adventures.

Watch as YouTube Channel Bahama Bob Leonard Rises.

Sunday, August 4, 2019

See What Rises from the Sunsetting of Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

     A week from today will be the final edition of Bahama Bob's Rumstyle Blog after 3000 editions.  I want to thank all who have followed for the past seven and a half years, but it is time to do something different.  I'm moving to a more modern and I feel exciting way to show what is happening down here in the Florida Keys and the other fun places that I am privilaged to travel.   Don't miss out on any of the new things that I am planning.  Subscribe to my YouTube Channel now, it is free.  Just click on the link and subscribe, I'll be sending you an email whenever a new video is posted and you can continue to enjoy the fun.  Please join the fun today at

Thursday, August 1, 2019

Good Morning Grand Cayman

     Grand Cayman and specifically the beach at The Reef Resort have some very beautiful sunrises.  I enjoy the stay there because you can sit on the veranda and watch the sun rise out of the ocean.  Always a beautiful way to start your day.   Even when there is a squall on the horizon it is still the start of a wonderful day.