Tortuga lets US senator eat cake

When the staff in US Senator John Kerry’s Washington DC office recently received a Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cake, it was gone so fast the senator didn’t get a piece.

When that story got back to Tortuga, they sent him his own cake.

The Massachusetts senator has served in the United States Senate for more than two decades. He was the 2004 Democratic Party’s presidential candidate.

The initial cake order, designated for a member of the senator’s staff, was noted by a clerk in Tortuga’s distribution center in Miami.

“Fortunately, my husband’s cousin works for Senator Kerry. When she learned he didn’t get any of the cake, she helped us to personally deliver another one,” said Monique Hamaty-Simmonds, whose family founded the Tortuga Rum Company, Ltd. in Grand Cayman more than 20 years ago. “We know that Tortuga Rum Cakes are always welcomed gifts. It’s wonderful to see them being enjoyed on Capitol Hill, especially by such a distinguished American leader.”

Founded in 1984, the Tortuga Rum Company is known worldwide for their Tortuga Caribbean Rum Cakes which are shipped to over 70 countries, states a press release. Available in eight delicious flavors – original golden with walnuts, chocolate, coconut, Blue Mountain coffee, banana, pineapple, key lime, and cinnamon raisin – these moist, delectable tropical treats are vacuum packed to lock in freshness.

Tortuga Rum Cakes were named 2006 Best Cruise Souvenir by Porthole Cruise Magazine and are considered the #1 export of the Cayman Islands. Tortuga also offers a wide selection of gourmet products including flavored coffees, spicy and savory Caribbean sauces, honey, rum fudge and other confections.

Tortuga Rum Company, Ltd. is a family owned and operated business based in Grand Cayman, B.W.I. with franchise bakeries in Jamaica, Barbados and the Bahamas. Tortuga Imports/Tortuga Rum Cake Company handles worldwide distribution, food service, mail order and online sales from Miami, Florida. Tortuga Rum Cakes and Gourmet Caribbean Products can be ordered by calling toll free 1-800-444-0625 or online at www.tortugarums.com .

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