The last gin and tonic in Grand Manan

In all of this island there is but one liquor store, several kilometres from where Peregrinus lies moored.  Furthermore, as the Canadians taxed us on the alcohol we brought from abroad, we feel unmotivated to further contribute to the treasury, and so, there shall be no acquisition of spirits while in Canada.

We had the bottom of a Bombay Sapphire, unconsumed for lack of tonic, but the most excellent crew of Ruffianout of Newcastle, donated their very last bottle of tonic, sailed all the way from France, to the cause.  We added ice, a few drops of Angostura and of Bittermens and drank it to the health of Fiona and Iain.

  Capital flight: Angostura was invented and made for 51 years in   Santo Tomé de Guayana de Angostura del Orinoco.  As the climate for doing business in Venezuela has had its ups and downs for the last couple of centuries, the firm that makes it ended up leaving the country in 1875 as yet another dictator had taken over the country.  The product has been made in Port of Spain for the last 139 years.

Capital flight: Angostura was invented and made for 51 years in Santo Tomé de Guayana de Angostura del Orinoco.  As the climate for doing business in Venezuela has had its ups and downs for the last couple of centuries, the firm that makes it ended up leaving the country in 1875 as yet another dictator had taken over the country.  The product has been made in Port of Spain for the last 139 years.