Annette Hinkle is a freelance writer based in East Hampton. Since 1996, she has written extensively about the East End’s cultural scene, history, food and the environment and has won numerous New York Press Association awards for her work. The mother of a 12-year-old daughter, Annette is married to an avid surfcaster — ensuring there is always a steady supply of striped bass on hand for dinner.

Sag Harbor Spiced Rum Goes on Sale May 1

For the past several months, the inaugural batch of Sag Harbor Rum has been aging in bourbon casks at Long Island Spirits. By late April, the first of the rum was ready to be bottled and on May 1, 1,200 bottles of Sag Harbor Rum will be released for sale on the East End.