1. Rum has a simple ingredient.
Rum is an alcoholic drink made from sugarcane molasses.
2. Sugarcane has a rich history.
3. Rum is the old man of the alcohol world.
Rum is the world’s oldest spirit, with the first distillation taking place during the 1620s in the Caribbean.
4. There’s a seriously old rum brand you might have tried.
Dating back to 1705, The oldest surviving brand is Mount Gay and it’s still distilled in Barbados today.
5. Celebrate rum this summer!
6. Rum has many forms.
There are many different types of rum – light, dark, golden, black, spiced, flavored and overproof.
7. How do you grade rum types?
The color of rum is usually determined by the ageing process — oak cask aged rums become darker (and delicious) the longer they are aged whereas stainless steel aged rums remain virtually colorless. The darker the rum, the richer the flavor.
8. Rum is a global business.
9. The Navy used to have a rum ration.
10. It’s a cocktail staple.
Some of the world’s most popular cocktails are based around rum, including the Piña colada, the Mojito, the Daquiri, and of course – the simple rum and coke.
FAQs about Rum
Is rum good for you?
In some ways, yes - it’s said to be great for your heart. Take care, however, as it’s also regarded as a blood thinner.
Is rum bad for you?
Just as with much alcohol, rum can be bad for you if you drink too much! It’s said to cause vomiting and diarrhoea if you have too much of it in one go.
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