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  Rum - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rum is a distilled beverage made from sugarcane by-products such as molasses and sugarcane juice by a process of fermentation and distillation.
To support this demand for the molasses to produce rum, along with the increasing demand for sugar in Europe during the 17th and 18th centuries, a labor source to work the sugar plantations in the Caribbean was needed.
The value of rum was based upon the lack of coinage among the population of the colony, and due to the drink's ability to allow its consumer to temporarily forget about the lack of creature comforts available in the new colony.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rum   (2941 words)

 Rum (disambiguation) - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Rum, a spirit made from sugar-cane by-products such as molasses or sugar cane juice.
Hence Sultanate of Rum, a Seljuk sultanate (conquered on Byzantium, the 'second Rome') from 1077 to 1307; later the Ottoman Rüm Province, in northern Anatolia.
Rùm (or Rum or Rhum), a Scottish island.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Rum_(disambiguation)   (138 words)

 Rum information
Rum is one of the oldest and most varied of distilled spirits.
Almost all rum is aged in charred oak casks from anything upto and beyond 30 years (although often less than 15), inheriting a golden to dark brown color over time.
Puerto Rican Rum for example, is a golden, light-bodied rum aged for at least 3 years, whereas Jamaican Rum is a rich dark rum, naturally fermented for about 3 weeks, distilled twice in pot stills and aged in oak casks for at least five years.
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In the 16th century, rum was the hot, hellish, and terrible liquor reserved for common folk.
Brown rum, which is different than dark rum, is aged six years in oak barrels.
Dark or brown rums are heavily flavored and should be used only as an accent in a cocktail, never as a base.
www.internetwines.com /spirits-rum.html   (942 words)

 PUSSER'S - The Original Navy Rum
Rum and the sea are inseparable, and no rum is more akin to the sea and the sailor than Pusser's Rum–the Original Navy Rum.
From 1655 to the 19th century, Pusser's Rum was one of the few daily comforts afforded those early seamen of Britain's Navy as they fought around the globe to keep the Empire intact and its sea lanes open.
British Navy Pusser's Rum is the same Admiralty blend of five West Indian rums as issued on board British warships, and it is with the Admiralty's blessing and approval that Pusser's is now available to the consumer.
www.pussers.com /rum   (575 words)

 Kitchen Dictionary: rum
Rum distinguishes itself from other spirits by the plant from which it is made: Sugarcane, a member of the grass family.
Rum punches (such as planter’s punch) are blends of Rum and fruit juices that are very popular in the Caribbean.
Anejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor.
www.recipezaar.com /library/getentry.zsp?id=180   (237 words)

 Shrine to Spirits - Rum
Rum starts off clear; white rum remains so, while golden and dark rums gain colour from cask aging or added colouring.
Rum tends to be a tropical product, made in sugar cane growing areas, with the Caribbean islands being particularly famous for their rum.
A blend of rums from Guyana and Canada, it's a smooth easy-drinking lightish dark rum.
www.physics.uq.edu.au /people/nieminen/rum.html   (981 words)

 Rum & Dominica
Cask rum is often used to blend with various herbs and spices to produce some potent mixtures.
Lighter, drier rums from Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands are more rapidly fermented with cultured yeasts and are aged from 1 to 4 years.
Heavy coloring, this rum is about as dark as Myers, does make the rum smoother and belies the young age of the rum.
www.avirtualdominica.com /rum.htm   (1115 words)

 Welcome to the Ministry of Rum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rum is made around the world, but there's only one rum distillery in Tennessee.
In spite of being very light and seemingly delicate, this clear rum mixes well and shouldn't be overlooked as one of the best white rums and the standard of domestically produced clear rums.
By entering all the rums you carry, your business will appear when visitors select their favorite rums and search for businesses which carry them.
www.ministryofrum.com   (550 words)

 AskMen.com - rum
The variety of rums available is countless, although with several big-name manufacturers on the market, one hardly notices that there are choices beyond the usual suspects.
It is important to note though, that color also depends on the amount of tannins in the wood, whether the distillery chars the barrels beforehand and the possible addition of caramel or molasses during the blending stage.
While the subtle nuances of rum have been lost on most of the general population (myself among that group), there are some notable champions of the spirit.
www.askmen.com /fashion/wine_dine_60/75_wine_dine.html   (663 words)

 History of alcohol in America: Rum (Rhum)
The word rum was at a very early date adopted and used as English university slang.
But the word rum in this word and in rumbooze and in rumfustian did not mean rum; it meant the gypsy adjective powerful.
Rum formed the strong intoxicant of all popular tavern drinks; many are still mixed to-day.
www.2020site.org /drinks/rum.html   (766 words)

 Eastern Caribbean Rum - Canne Royale
Canne Royale premium dark rum is produced according to centuries old methods where each batch is precisely blended using rum of the highest quality, which has been aged for up to 8 years in toasted Oak barrels.
During its long maturation process the rum is gradually mellowed and allowed to absorb the natural tannins of the wood giving it its dark copper color and its uncommonly smooth and balanced character.
Cannes Brûlées LIGHT is a premium, amber rum, blended according to a local Grenadian recipe; each batch uses rum aged from 1-3 years and is individually prepared by our Master Blender.
canneroyale.com /products.htm   (444 words)

 Liquor Snob: Rum Archives
We were inclined to lay off rum for a little while, especially after our Screech Rum experience, but all of the to-do about Cachaca lately has warmed up our taste buds for South American liquor.
In fact, the drink we consider rum is made from molasses and has a higher proof than cachaca, says Ed Hamilton, an importer, author and proprietor of the Ministry of Rum Web site (www.ministryofrum.com).
The rum has a creamy, mellow finish that is dry on the tongue and resilient enough to last until your next sip without being overwhelming.
www.liquorsnob.com /archives/cat_rum.php   (2607 words)

 rum - Search Results - MSN Encarta
Rum, alcoholic beverage produced by the distillation of various fermented cane sugar products.
The most common mixtures used in making rum consist of...
Rum Rebellion, uprising on January 26, 1808, that deposed Captain William Bligh as governor of the British colony of New South Wales.
encarta.msn.com /encnet/refpages/search.aspx?q=rum   (139 words)

 Rum News
Rum News continually updated from thousands of sources around the net.
Wayne Curtis was never a rum enthusiast until he noticed how often it kept showing up in history.
Chief rum runner Geoff Ross was on a diving trip in Tahiti when he was handed a drink that banished the salt and the chill of the sea and warmed the cockles of his heart - ' a ration of local rum.
www.topix.net /drink/rum   (553 words)

 The Webtender: Rum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rum is one of the oldest liquors in the world, dating back to the seventeenth century.
Puerto Rico's is home of the white or silver rum which is clear and light in body and flavor, Puerto Rican golden and amber rums have a deeper color and a flavor, while Jamaican and Cuban rums are rich and full-bodied.
Most rum is aged in charred oak casks giving it a brownish or yellowish color, frequently enhanced with caramel, while rum aged in steel tanks remain colorless.
www.webtender.com /db/ingred/304   (256 words)

 Isle of Rum - Small Isles - Highlands of Scotland
The Cuillins of Rum, with their Norse names - Askival, Hallival, Trollaval, Orval - lend an air of mystery to an island that was known as the Forbidden Island.
The red deer research by Edinburgh and Cambridge Universities is one of the longest running studies of a population of large mammals anywhere in the world.
Rum is a granite island but Kinloch Castle is made entirely of Red Sandstone from Annan.
www.road-to-the-isles.org.uk /rum.html   (791 words)

 Amazon.com: Rum: Books: Dave Broom,Jason Lowe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
He probes the intricacies of pure rum by the island or country in which each variety was first made, illuminating the role of microclimate and slightly distinct production techniques in determining style and flavor.
Rum is distilled from sugar cane, and like sugar, it reveals a history of misery and pain.
And its roots are sunk deep in the misery of slavery and the woes of drunken sailors.
www.amazon.com /Rum-Dave-Broom/dp/0789208024   (2392 words)

 Amazon.com: Rum: The Epic Story of the Drink That Conquered the World: Books: Charles A. Coulombe   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
Rum is my spirit of choice and when I saw this book I naturally had to get it.
Rum is all too often overlooked as a great drink but this book certainly does its bit to help put that right.
For example, when he cautions about purchasing Cuban rum because "..profits prop up the oppressive Castro regime" but then fails to realize that the average Haitian (which has effectively been under US control for the last 100 years) would trade their lives with the average Cuban in a heartbeat.
www.amazon.com /Rum-Story-Drink-Conquered-World/dp/0806525819   (1776 words)

 Substituting rum extract for rum
For every 5 tablespoons of light rum, use 1 tablespoon of rum extract.
So if the recipe calls for 1/2-cup of light rum, you would use 1 tablespoon and 2 teaspoons rum extract for the equivalent flavor (and depending on the recipe, you would probably need to add 3/8-cup of water to keep the ratio of liquid ingredients right).
If the recipe calls for 1/2-cup of dark rum, it probably makes sense to go out and buy a bottle of rum, since a cup of rum extract will cost a fortune and the extra half-cup of liquid would sink many recipes.
www.ochef.com /508.htm   (165 words)

 The spirits of 1776 - Salon
The colonists drank a lot of the New England rum they produced and sold the rest to the Indians, with devastating social results, or bartered the rum for slaves from West Africa, with equally devastating results there.
Even during the war, rum was the lifeblood of the opposing forces.
It is ironic that Gen. Washington thought so highly of the martial virtues of rum, since one of his few outright military victories in the field -- over the 1,300 Hessians at Trenton, N.J., on Christmas Day 1776 -- was reputedly because the enemy was overfortified with the Christmas spirit.
dir.salon.com /story/opinion/feature/2005/07/02/rum/index.html   (961 words)

 New York Daily News - Food - ...and a bottle of rum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-22)
With a resurgence of classic daiquiris and mojitos, and a host of fine new rums on the market, the time has come to dispel some prejudices — those that dismiss rum as the rotgut of pirates or the agent in fruity, bastardized mai tais that make college kids go berserk on spring break.
In America, rum's heyday was in Colonial times; Martha Washington made a mean rum punch.
Rum is a lot more fun than that.
www.nydailynews.com /city_life/food/story/316707p-270933c.html   (669 words)

 The Rum Shop
We are dedicated to educating producers, importers, distributors, retailers and consumers about the many faces of rum.
It is through our publications, rum seminars, consulting services and websites that we have set out to accomplish this mission.
The December 2004 issue of "Got Rum?" was the last one to be published.
www.rumshop.net   (155 words)

 An Official Website for "RUM: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776"
"Rum is an integral part of our heritage, and unless you read this book you may never appreciate the full impact distilled molasses had in the formation of the world in which we live." - Gerard Heidgerken, Bilgemunky.com
Rum and revolution have been associated together for centuries.
Rum is “the global spirit with its warm beating heart in the Caribbean,” the one factor that is shared by all the cultures of the region, and enthusiastically drunk by the descendants of those who were enslaved to produce it...
www.rumspiritof1776.com   (325 words)

Mount Gay Rum is somewhat unique in that it still adheres to many of the traditional rum-making methods and hasn't totally modernized its processes.
Barbados is considered the birth of rum distillation in the Caribbean.
Immediately he discovered that the drinks, namely the rum that was popular on the island, was of a dark, rich, almost overwhelming nature.
www.budweiser-beer.net /rum.htm   (1126 words)

 iDrink: 14800 Free Drink Recipes
Made by distilling the fermented juice of sugar cane, cane syrup and molasses at 190 proof (160 proof for New England rums).
Most rums are a blend of several kinds.
If you find that a specific brand of Rum has not been listed then please click here to add it.
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