The “Gunpowder” alluded to in the spirit’s title might turn a few heads, so as a bit of an educational moment or refresher, Peter Wilkins of the distillery explains, ” In the navy, rum was always ‘proofed’ before the sailors were given their daily ration. To do this, the purser would put some gunpowder in the rum and light it. If it flared up, the rum was as it should be, and the sailors would know they were getting their proper measure.”
A brain tumour, a weekend with a celebrity chef, and 2 well-decorated chef brothers reuniting in, of all places, Portugal Cove, Newfoundland. These seemingly unrelated events have blended together to cook up what might become greater St. John’s greatest new restaurant. You can go be the judge of that yourself when they open June 2nd.