Screech – In Newfoundland

Newfoundland Screech (Black Rum) is used in a non-obligatory ceremony known as the “screech-in”. The “screech-in” is a ceremony performed on non-Newfoundlanders named “come from away” involving a shot of screech, a short recitation and the kissing of a cod.

Hear ye, hear ye!” announces Keith Vokey, the master screecher of the night. “I understand we’ve got a few come from aways here tonight who want to get screeched in to become real proper Newfoundlanders.” 


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