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How rum evolved: from Kill-Devil to cult single barrels

By Matt Pietrek  – July 21, 2023 – distilling.com All spirits evolve in how they’re made and how they taste. But unlike single-country spirits like bourbon or Scotch whisky, rum evolved in many places and under the influence of numerous spirit-making traditions, including British, French, Spanish, and Portuguese. Two rums made just an island away from each […]

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Old Grog, watered down rum and the house that George Washington built

By Augustus Iyengar https://www.slurrp.com/article/old-grog-watered-down-rum-and-the-house-that-george-washington-built-1688738482228 Updated:Jul 07, 2023 It was Old Grog himself, after the capture of Porto Bello, who introduced the concept of watered rum to these sailors, accustomed to a daily pint of the potent spirit. The wily Admiral, harboring a deep aversion to strong drink in all its forms and bemoaning its ill effects

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An anatomy of the double retort pot still

https://www.velier.it/en/rum/6211-an-anatomy-of-the-double-retort-pot-still.html   We reproduce, here translated from French, an article that appeared in issue 86 of Whisky Magazine, courtesy of Christine Lambert. Photo credits: Fredi Marcarini. With its characteristic outline, it’s the symbol of Jamaica’s distillation heritage. But how does this still with two additional boilers mounted in sequence work? The double retort still first

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Understanding DOC of Charanda

By Camilo Cesarino – 6/5/23 – TheRumLab https://therumlab.com/understanding-doc-of-charanda/ June 5, 2023 Miriam Pacheco is a proud mother of two university students and holds a degree in accounting. She serves as the general manager of the distillery and is involved in a meaningful project with her brother, running an Arts Center that offers various classes for children

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Does Rum Have to be Aged to be Considered Rum?

When it comes to spirits, few are as versatile and beloved as rum. This amber-hued liquor has a rich history, deeply intertwined with seafaring tales and tropical destinations. Rum’s production processes and regulations vary across different countries, leading to a fascinating debate: does rum have to be aged to be considered rum? In this blog

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Rum and the American Independence Movement: A Spirited History

When we think of the American independence movement, we might picture stirring speeches, patriotic flags, and heroic battles. But there was another, less obvious ingredient that played a significant role in the struggle for independence: rum. Rum was more than just a popular drink in colonial America. It was a key commodity traded between the

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The potential and challenges of rum production in Colombia

Colombia has a growing reputation for producing high quality rums, with a number of producers creating unique and flavourful spirits. In 2019, 34 million litres of rum and 23 million litres of Aguardiente were consumed in Colombia with an estimated growth rate of 25% over the next 5 years. This represents an enormous potential for

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A quick history of rum: from sugarcane to tropical beaches

Rum is a beverage that evokes images of tropical beaches, beach parties, and summer cocktails. However, the history of rum is much more complex than one might think. Let’s discover together its origin and development over the centuries. Rum has its roots in sugarcane, which was brought to Central and South America by Spanish and

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