Rum

Overview

The world has fallen in love all over again with rum. Now among the world's top four spirits, rum sales continue to increase steadily. Its popularity notwithstanding, this is the first full-color reference book to detail the history, various production processes, and manifestations of rum.Prolific spirits expert Dave Broom explores the complex and colorful history of rum from its beginnings among slaves in the Caribbean. He probes the intricacies of pure rum by the island or country in which each variety was ...

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Overview

The world has fallen in love all over again with rum. Now among the world's top four spirits, rum sales continue to increase steadily. Its popularity notwithstanding, this is the first full-color reference book to detail the history, various production processes, and manifestations of rum.Prolific spirits expert Dave Broom explores the complex and colorful history of rum from its beginnings among slaves in the Caribbean. 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.After a section examining the multitude of blended and spiced rums on the market, Broom offers the reader detailed instructions on achieving the greatest possible appreciation of the rum-drinking experience. The book also includes a complete A-Z directory of rum distilleries and societies worldwide. Illustrated with specially commissioned art shot on site in the Caribbean, Rum is the ultimate resource for the professional or armchair connoisseur of any strain of this fascinating product.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780789208026
  • Publisher: Abbeville Publishing Group
  • Publication date: 10/28/2003
  • Pages: 176
  • Sales rank: 800,728
  • Product dimensions: 9.72 (w) x 10.56 (h) x 1.03 (d)

Meet the Author


Dave Broom is an award-winning spirits writer, a regular contributor to the Saturday Telegraph and the BBC’s Good Food, and is a host on UK Food television.
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Table of Contents

Introduction 6
History of Rum 8
How Rum is Made 32
Pure Rums 60
Cuba 62
Jamaica 66
Dominican Republic/Haiti 70
Puerto Rico 74
Virgin Islands 78
Guyana 82
Martinique 86
Guadeloupe 90
Barbados 92
St. Lucia 96
Trinidad 100
Other Caribbean Islands 104
South America 108
International Rums 114
How to Enjoy Rum 124
Directory: A-Z of Distilleries 134
Appendices
Bibliography 170
Index 172
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