Historians agree that, although famously quoted as saying “Let them eat cake”, Marie Antoinette’s actual words were “Let them drink rum.”
To keep warm, George Washington drank from a bottle of Kraken while crossing the Delaware. See for yourself.
It’s a little known fact that at the Boston Tea Party in 1773, a few barrels of Kraken Rum were mistakenly tossed into the harbor. The rummy waters attracted a special guest to the gathering.
On this very day in 1512, The Sistine Chapel first opened to the public. Michalangelo worked on his masterpiece for 4 years. If the Kraken had painted it, it would have taken 1/8th of the time.
It was in December of 1911 that Norwegian explorer Roald Amundsen led the first expedition to the South Pole. With temperatures sometimes falling to −58 °C (−72 °F), he and his team drank a certain spiced spirit to keep nice and warm.
While taking a leisurely booze cruise south of the equator in 1520, Portuguese explorer Magellan happened to discovered a canal allowing sea passage from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean. Well done, indeed!