Carl has always been the guy who gets to do the fun jobs. Landing on aircraft carriers as a naval aviator, designing his own line of bikinis, or traveling the world to discover great rum are some of the highlights.
Carl is the founder and editor of Coastlines & Tan Lines, a blog dedicated to life in the little latitudes. He often writes about rum and educates his readers about our beloved spirit. On any given week you may find him in the Caribbean filming videos about the history of rum, various distilleries or the culture and people from the islands that produce it.
He has published his own book of photography, “Portraits of Our World” after a one year trip around the world. He also studied video production with The Travel Channel.
"The discovery of rum is an ongoing journey for me. My year flows with trips to island distilleries and far away events. Yet the grandest highlight of each year comes in Miami at the Rum Renaissance Festival where there is more discovery, more learning and more friends than anywhere. It's a cannot miss event and one I am pleased to play a role in."
- Carlton Grooms (Author, "Rum & Contemporary Cuisine")