The New Rum: A Modern Guide to the Spirit of the Americas

The New Rum: A Modern Guide to the Spirit of the Americas

by Bryce T. Bauer


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Nine countries, forty producers, and ten classic cocktails

Rum, traditionally relegated to cloying cocktails or tropical- themed novelty drinks, is undergoing a global renaissance. In bars and distilleries across the world, rum is being defined as a dynamic, complex, and versatile drink. New to the scene of connoisseurship, rum is a spirit of possibilities, inviting imaginative bartenders and mixologists to leave their marks on this burgeoning movement.

In The New Rum, award- winning drinks author Bryce T. Bauer charts the historical and cultural journey of the spirit of the Americas from its origins in the Caribbean, to its long- held status as a cheap vacation drink, to today’s inspiring craft revival. This rum-spiked travelogue also includes a producer- focused drinks guide, covering dozens of the world’s most innovative and iconic producers, making everything from Martinique rhum agricole to long-aged sippers from Barbados and the Dominican Republic.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781682680001
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 06/05/2018
Pages: 336
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Bryce T. Bauer is a Hearst Award– winning journalist who has written for Saveur, the Daily Iowan, the Cedar Rapids Gazette, and other publications. He is coproducing and cowriting the documentary Whiskey Cookers: The Amazing Story of the Bootleggers of Templeton, Iowa, and is the author of Gentlemen Bootleggers: The True Story of Templeton Rye, Prohibition, and a Small Town in Cahoots. 

Table of Contents

Introduction 9

Mojito 15

Chapter I They Call it Kill-Devil 17

Rum Punch 39

Chapter 2 Rivers of Molasses and Rum 41

El Dorado Mai Tai 73

Chapter 3 Jamaican Funk 75

Rum Negrani 103

Chapter 4 Rum Conditioning 105

Joy 129

Chapter 5 Chasing Brazilian Rum Cachaça 131

Rabo de Galo 157

Chapter 6 Whose Rum Is the Real Rum? 159

Parasol 200

Chapter 7 Let's Have a Drink 203

Navy Grog 223

Chapter 8 The Rum Guide 225

St. George California Agricole Rum Last Word 312

Acknowledgments 313

Bibliography 315

Index 325

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