Norman Collins was famous for tattooing sailors. He hopped trains as a kid, joined the Navy, and set up an ink shop in Honolulu where he earned the nickname "Sailor Jerry". When he died in 1973, he had no idea that one day there'd be a spiced rum with his name on it.
"Here's to life outside the lines. Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum."
In 1999, Steve Grasse helped turn Sailor Jerry the man into Sailor Jerry the brand.
Unlike maple sugaring or beekeeping, wine making is not a typical agricultural pastime in New Hampshire.
But new techniques in viticulture, along with classic Yankee persistence, are making local wine production a larger part of New Hampshire’s agricultural mix.
According to the New Hampshire Winery Association, the state now has 30 wineries, double the number here in 2005. New Hampshire wine is no longer a rarity in local grocery and liquor stores, farmers markets and restaurants.