The Rum Diaries

Self-styled "The ramblings of a rum drinker", the Rum Diaries covers pretty much everything rum-related, including tastings and artistic Instagram photos. It's well worth reading his latest updates over an afternoon tea-break and imagine yourself transported to the sunny Caribbean beaches, replete with rum caches, turtles and Johnny Depp/Keira Knightley (delete as applicable).

His latest piece on his very popular blog covers a brief history of the hip flask, so click here to find out why a rum drinker should have a rum-filled SWIG in their pocket.