Because today is 9/9, the folks at Cruzan Rum are promoting their new Cruzan No. 9 Spiced Rum in their nine biggest markets, one of which happens to be Baltimore. We may be a smaller city, but, apparently, we're mighty.
Cruzan's national brand ambassador, Stephanie Mills, explained to me that the new rum (released in July) is filled with several spices, including vanilla, nutmeg, ginger cloves, and juniper berries. Mills suggests to drink the rum neat or use it to make holiday drinks and ciders.
There will be rum tastings and games at, you guessed it, nine bars around town: Stalking Horse, Bourbon Street, Broadneck Grill, Cat's Eye Pub, Howl at the Moon, Marli's Dockside Grill & Crab House, Red Eye's Dock Bar, Sea Horse Inn, and West End Grill. The events last from 9-11 p.m. tonight. Mills will be at Stalking Horse to discuss the new product.