Middleton Place is closing out their spring Stroll season with a Rum Stroll. As the tiny island nation of Barbados is sometimes called the "mother of Charleston," it should come as no surprise that the rum trade in the Carolinas was huge in the 18th century and that it was a drink of choice for locals. The Rum Stroll will introduce attendees to the Charleston-Barbados connection, offering a variety of select light, dark and spiced rums from the island nation, as well as historic-recipe rum punches and Barbados-inspired hors d'oeuvres. The Strolls will take a break from the summer heat, returning to the scene on Sept. 3.
When: 6-8 p.m. Wednesday
Where: Middleton Place, 4300 Ashley River Road
For more info: www.middletonplace.org or 556-6020
Samples of St. Nicholas Abbey Barbados Rum are served at last year’s Rum Stroll at Middleton Place.×