Howard hears the siren.

The Hukilau organizer looked right at Howard and exclaimed – “Someone stole all of the top-shelf rums from the tasting this afternoon. Can you believe it?” Howard gulped, paused, and finished off the top-shelf rum in his glass. He might have some ‘splaining to do.

Howard likes rum. If you visit Bull Tiki, his and Jennifer’s wonderful home Tiki bar in Durham, you’ll likely be treated to a rum tasting. If Howard visits someone else’s bar (oh, like mine, just a mile or two away), he’s not shy to suggest that there might be rums on your shelf that he hasn’t yet tasted. It’s a not-so-subtle but quite welcomed hint that you’ve got an opportunity to taste rum with your FOMbro. Whether at home or abroad, when there’s top-shelf rum just sitting around that appears to be at risk of neglect, Howard springs into action.

Read the rest of the story in Polynesiacs: Tiki at Home, page 284.

Bull Tiki, Durham, North Carolina

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