I have been going into Hostaria 24 so regularly that the other night the Italian boss stopped by my table just as I was finishing my meal to have a drink with me.
He had noticed me gradually working my way through his rum list and offered me whatever rum I wanted on the house. We got chatting about the rum. Surprisingly, his more unusual rums all come from New York, arranged by a friend working in wine sales. The irony of a restaurant in the Caribbean sourcing rum from New York! If only more restaurants would go to this kind of trouble.