Monday, 13 October 2014

Questing the oceans and questing the seas, searching for ultimate booze

♫ Alestorm – Rum

Now that I realize how long it has been since my last post, I can only say: this is getting ridiculous. :> I've been busy, I guess, but I suppose I'll just settle for posting this rarely, yet I doubt anyone cares. (I doubt anyone reads anyway!)

However, I have several reasons to post today:
1. It's my birthday, and I think I've usually made a birthday post. :>
2. I've recently acquired something about which I posted much earlier.
3. Alcohol related posts in private blogs is a real hot topic in Finland at the moment due to the regional state administrative agency forbidding private bloggers to use a certain logo in their posts. This was the original logo for a beer and whiskey expo, and the logo (naturally) comprised the word "whiskey". The agency threatened to deny the expo their licence to sell alcohol unless these completely private bloggers, completely unrelated to the event, remove the logos from their blogs. And well, the Finnish alcohol legislation will get remarkably stricter at the beginning of 2015, and we shouldn't tell how much we like booze in the social media, so I think it's about the time to say: I bloody love rum.



It's been almost two years since I wrote about how I would like to get my hands on a bottle of Kraken rum. I figured I would have to resort to ordering from abroad since I couldn't find any when traveling. Just recently I participated in a group order from the Netherlands, and it was quite successful. Not only did I get some Kraken, but it was also cheap! And just look at that bottle! Isn't it stylish? And the label? The Kraken drawing? Oh, and it tastes good too!

Birthday was good enough a reason to have a taste of Kraken, also to offer some to my mother for the trouble and pain she had to go through several years ago to the day. (Although I wasn't her first child, I made sure her delivery was a hellish experience!)

And here's a pic of me when I actually got the bottle – which was a few weeks ago. It seems that my smile is the most genuine whenever I'm holding a bottle of rum. :) So long!


7 comments:

  1. You made me curios for the Kraken, I never tried it! The bottle looks really good, but I'm more of a Whisky drinker...

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    1. I can recommend Kraken! I rarely drink whiskey, but when I do, it's usually some single-malt since my pals are such elitists. :D Though such fine drinks are pretty much wasted on me. :D

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  2. Hei, mulle saa vinkata jos tiedät jonkun tulevan yhteistilauksen :D Mulla ei ole hajuakaan mistä tuota saa, mutta jo pelkän pullon takia sitä on saatava... :P Katselin himoiten tuota pulloa varmaan yli vuosi sitten.

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    1. Käsittääkseni tää tilaus tehtiin tältä sivustolta: http://www.drankgigant.nl/ ja hyvin ja ilmeisesti vielä aika nopeasti saapuivat pullot perille. Mulle on myös suositeltu tätä: https://www.thewhiskyexchange.com/ mutta sitä en ole itse kokeillut. Luulisin kuitenkin, että nuo on melko samanlaisia kauppoja, varmaan rahtikulujenkin suhteen, että eiköhän molemmista pullonsa saa näppärästi. :)

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  3. Ha ha, better take the opportunity while you can! Thank godness we don't have that kind of law in Sweden even if the alcohol laws are restricted here as well. That bottle looks awesome and I also would love to find this one.

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  4. Hehe, actually I feel like saving most of my alcohol-related thoughts to be posted only in 2015 as a protest. :> Our legislators should look west more often since you are much more sensible in many cases.

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