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For those who are interested in Tiki-era drinks, memorabilia, and culture, a visit to Tiki Central is a must.
Of course, the authority on all tiki drinks is Beachbum Berry, whose blog is a fountain of information.
Some of the best rum reviews I’ve seen are by Captain Jimbo, who does not hesitate to call foul on the overpriced and overhyped brands. The good Captain also addresses rum history and has an excellent essay arguing for a standard nomenclature for rum styles.
The labels from rum bottles often feature beautiful art, and Peter’s Rum Pages has the definitive online collection of rum labels through history. It is sorted by country or company, and often has historical information about rum production. The site is headquartered in the Czech Republic but is maintained in good English.
AMountainOfCrushedIce.com is one of the more interesting websites about the history and technique of bartending, and there are many articles about rum drinks.
MinistryOfRum.com is an excellent source for rum reviews – sign up and recipes and reviews will be in your inbox every month.