Rum - The taste of the Caribbean

28 April 2017

Rum - The taste of the Caribbean

Just the mention of rum conjures up imagery or pirates buried treasure and lazing on a deserted island. And rightly so as the Caribbean is the birthplace of the sweet spirit. In the 17th Century, Caribbean islands were harvesting sugarcane to make sugar for export. A byproduct of production, molasses - initially thought to be redundant and fed to slaves and animals - was soon discovered to be the perfect base for an alcoholic drink - the delicious, sweet and smooth run we know today.