My love affair with rum began around 1999 when a good friend brought back Centenario from Costa Rica. I had always gravitated towards sweeter drinks and had been drinking rum and cokes as my go to drink of choice. Centenario was what hooked me into fine spirits for sipping. From there its just grown. Whenever and wherever I travel I seek out liquor stores and local distilleries for some of my favorites I can’t get at home or something new, local or obscure. Whenever possible I surf. I spend as much time on the beach with my family and friends as possible. I love playing music and working on cars. And of course, hanging with our beloved Beagle, Olive.
Chris and I have been friends since we first grunted at each other about surfing and power tools 15 years ago in a garage at a neighbor’s party. Family dinners turned into family trips and after many trips to liquor stores around the states and world together we quickly found out that we both enjoyed sipping liquor. We quickly found out that we might not like all the same liquors out there, but we are more than willing to give each a try. I tried his rums, and he tried my whiskies, each of us pointing out our likes and dislikes. These tastings allowed us to develop our unique rum profile we have created for Four Hounds. With my extensive background in food production I have been able to help us become more consistent with our distilling and develop processes to make us more efficient. When not at work you can find me on a bike path with my wife, walking our hounds, or traveling as much as possible.
Hey, I’m Baxter, also known as “Sheriff,” because I’m the fun police.
Max and April picked me on the side of 74/76 from a Basset Hound rescue drop-off. Man I stunk, I was named Cletus and boy I was loud. I got the nickname “Sheriff” because if any of the other hounds are having too much fun, I’ll bark from my perch, normally the bed or couch, and let you know that this is not acceptable. I love to lay in the grass and sun myself. Good luck trying to get me to come inside if I’m in my spot and it’s a pretty day.
I’m Charlie the Chesapeake Bay Retriever.
I am the biggest dog of the bunch and smartest, at least I think I am. I was rescued as an 8-month-old puppy from a sweet old lady who said I was a little big for her. My new family finally figured out why I was considered too big, I was taught to stand up on my back legs and give hugs when I got excited. It was cute at first, then we realized I would still be doing that when I was 100 plus lbs. For the most part I’m easy going but don’t turn your back on me with food around, cuz’ I will swipe any food I can reach before you can blink. This has landed me in the vet’s office on more than one occasion too. Yep, chocolate cake, pizza, vitamins. You name, I’ve devoured it.
Hi guys, I’m Tucker and I am a wild mess who loves everything.
I was found in a cage on the side of River Road in Wilmington as puppy. One walk with my new family and they fell in love with me. Do you have a ball? Do you? Throw it! Throw it! Come on, throw it! Okay for real, I love to play, which is why Baxter always barks at me, plus I think it is kind of fun to get him all wound up, he is not a fan when I do it at all, so I just keep on doing it. Even tough I am a wild man at my core I am a lover at heart and I can never get enough snuggles. I always have to come check out whatever it is your doing, even if it is sleeping, but I love people and attention and lead the way on walks with my family because, who knows what you will find if you’re the first one in line.
I’m Olive, I’m an eight year old Beagle, also known as “Turbo Sausage.”
I was rescued by Chris and his family seven years ago. I had a rough start, I was hit by a car twice so I have a short, crooked tail and a little limp, but that doesn’t stop me from, well anything. That is until I just stare you down until you pick me up and put me on the bed or the couch. I love my humans and snuggle up whenever possible, burrowing under the covers at night. I’m the smallest of the Four Hounds, but I hold my own with the other guys, but try to stay clear of Tucker, he is a little much for me.