Hey there, glad you decided to swing by and visit the site! Introductions are in order. My name is Jose and I am the sole person taking care of this site. That pretty much means that anything you read here is something that I thought up, or want share.
The name of my site comes from a combination of words often used in the spirits or rum industries. “Barrel’s” are used for aging and refining spirits. “Overproof” is used to describe rums which have an alcohol higher than 57.5%. Often referred to as 151 proof.
I want to share my passion for rum. Along the way I’ll share other passions. So where did it all start? An Instagram account (@overthebarrelproof) where I wanted to share my rum collection and also take pretty nice pictures.
Sharing all those rum pictures had me think that I should take this to the next step. To challenge myself by building a sort of brand around something that I love. And now we have Over the Barrel Proof the website! I also have Twitter, Tumblr, Facebook, and a shop where you can purchase some clothing with my own designs. You should really take a look at the shop, there are some pretty neat designs, if I do say so myself!
What’s in it for…
Now you might want to know, “what’s in it for the readers”? I hope that by following along with me we can both learn more about rum and help educate the world about this amazing spirit. Rum truly does not get the recognition it deserves.
Your next question might be, “what’s in it for Jose”? I will get to speak to people who are truly interested in rum. Speaking to other rum lovers will ultimately mean that I learn more myself.
Glad to have you join me here on what I plan to be an interesting journey and new challenge.