No, my beloved New York Mets won’t be playing the Boston Red Sox at Fenway Park during inter-league play this summer, but in case you feel like rooting for another baseball team at America’s oldest ballpark here’s the latest and greatest reason to head to New England this summer: You can order a Dark ‘n Stormy. And I’m not talking about phony imitations made with Myers, Bacardi Dark or even Mount Gay, which I enjoy very much on occasion. This is the real deal—Gosling's Black Seal rum and spicy ginger beer on the rocks. That’s right folks, The Black Seal has entered the building. According to a recent report in the Royal Gazette, Gosling’s has become the official rum of the Boston Red Sox, which means not only will the Bermuda-based wines and spirits merchant have its logos displayed at Fenway Park, but Gosling’s rums will be available throughout the stadium including all luxury suites at the facility. Got some extra cash lying around? Then book an event at the park’s “Dark n Stormy Boardroom,” formerly the EMC Club where executives and heavy-hitters alike congregate to watch the big game. The deal is an extension of a recently renewed partnership with the Bermuda Department of Tourism, which will have official Bermuda Nights on June 17 when the Red Sox play the Arizona Diamondbacks and another on August 23 against the Seattle Mariners. Considering Bermuda is just a two-hour flight from Boston’s Logan Airport, there’s a good chance I’ll be drinking my next Dark N’ Stormy in New England. Bottoms up!
is a Bermuda-based travel writer and television correspondent. To read his work visit DavidLaHuta.com or to follow him on Twitter visit Twitter.com/DavidLaHuta. Visiting Bermuda? Read his story, 36 Hours in Bermuda, which appeared in the New York Times travel section in September 2009 (http://bit.ly/36HoursBermuda) and Jetsetter's The Many Faces of Bermuda, which ran in January 2011 (http://bit.ly/FacesOfBDA).