Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776

Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776

by Ian Williams
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Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776 3.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
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Hill_Ravens More than 1 year ago
A historical view of Rhum from the first recorded reference to the liquor to the present day monopolies and struggles in the industry. All history books should be written in a similar manner to this book for better retention and insight in to history. The short stories and personal accounts captured in the book make the rise, fall and flat line of rum very entertaining and enjoyable. In some instance the book takes many political jabs which are not necessary to the overall expression in rum's history. It was fascinating to read about taxes, tariffs, trade wars and overall human trafficking which is a deep part of the rum legacy. There are several interesting historical tid bits and opinions gleaned from the facts available which made the book hard to put down sometimes. there is a lot of discussion about all the steps needed to make rum, why some countries are better suited for the market of rum, and what truly distinguishes one rum from another in today's market. It is a quick, fun read about history in general and the creation of rum. B