Rum: Pirates to Patriots

06/13/2024 05:30 PM - 07:00 PM ET


Local distillery owner Jaime Windon will lead a robust discussion on her favorite spirit and America’s first distillate: rum!

Learn about the inception of American rum distilling in the early colonies, and how this notorious cane spirt came to influence culture, commerce and politics, while enjoying modern libations and a sampling of LYON RUM — named the best American Rum three years in a row by USA Today.

11 years ago Jaime was inspired by Wayne Curtis’ book: And a Bottle of Rum: The History of the New World in 10 Cocktails, to launch a rum distillery in Saint Michaels. Blending tradition and history with modern techniques and thought is at the core of LYON RUM.

When:  Thursday, June 13, 2024,    5:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Where:  St. Michaels Library 

Rum tasting and hors d'oeuvres included.

Register now space is limited.

General Admission: $50

VIP Admission: $75 - includes a rum sampler and one entry for the grand prize.

This fundraiser benefits the St. Michaels Library Expansion.

Sponsored by Lyon Rum

“Rum and liberty were but different liquors from the same still.” - Frederick Bernaise Weiner, 1930