Martin Cate is a magical human, one of very few who possesses the magical ability to send me into a well-mannered fit of giddiness with a single email. Behold:
INTRODUCES EURYDICE RUM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA- Smuggler’s Cove, San Francisco’s forthcoming destination for rum and exotic cocktails, proudly announces Eurydice, a new rum crafted exclusively for Smuggler’s Cove.Handcrafted by the artisan distillers of St. George Spirits in consultation with Smuggler’s Cove owner Martin Cate, Eurydice is a completely unique rum.
My love and indulgence in St. George’s other fine products (notably their Absinthe Verte, Single Malt Whiskey, and Buddha’s Hand-infused vodka) is well-known, and that they chauffeur you to and from their open house receptions in a party bus featuring a Lucite stripper pole is a further indication of their correctness
So yes: Martin Cate + St. George’s = Kismet. Mmm… kismet.
Additionally, the can used in the rum is grown here in California, so the product is super local (The name derives from Zerene Eurydice, the California state butterfly). Alas, Smuggler’s Cove will be the only place to obtain it, meaning those of us who like to play with our liquor won’t be able to play along at home, a tragedy not unlike Orpheus’ return from the Underworld.
P.S.: Gentlemen should be well-versed in the Classical Mythologies, at the very least.