“I come from a wide world of spurts”. That could have been Ron Jeremy’s opening line at the launch of Ron de Jeremy Rum at the Sydney Rum Club. This article is part of the ‘Looking Back’ series.
Legendary porn star Ron Jeremy captivated his audience as he led a tasting session of Ron de Jeremy Rum hosted by the Sydney Rum Club in 2012. Ron was a guest of Sexpo in Sydney and about to launch his “Adult Rum” later in the week.
Entertaining, charming and totally unpretentious, the adult film star took to the stage and played the harmonica to the tune of “When the saints go marching in”. What followed was a mix of entertainment and humour in which he encouraged interaction from the audience.
Addressing the most common of questions first, how the idea for Ron de Jeremy Rum was born, he explained that “ron” is rum in Spanish, a drink that was always his favourite. He was approached by One Eyed Spirits who wanted to find a “Ron” who was rather well known to put on a bottle. Ronald Reagan was dead, Ronald McDonalds was already on hamburgers, and Ron Jeremy had a successful track record with products.
“The internet putting the sex industry out of business,” he explained. The man nicknamed as “the hedgehog” started his porn career at the age of 25 after working as high school teacher for mentally handicapped children.
When asked by Gourmantic what of the future holds for Ron Jeremy, he spoke of upcoming showtime television, mainstream shows and a movie in which he plays a transvestite vampire.
Ron de Jeremy Rum is a Panamanian rum handcrafted by 75 year old Cuban Master Distiller Francisco “Don Pancho” Fernandez who has been making the spirit all his life. Aged for 7 years, the rum exhibits a good balance of oak and spice, and has a long lingering finish.
“The rum has been getting amazing reviews,” he said. “Once its gets beyond the jokes.”
This article was originally published on March 20, 2012 on our sister website Gourmantic.