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History, Production, Categories

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Language Deutsch
Category Career Studies
Level Vocational School
Created / Updated 15.09.2016 / 30.07.2023
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story of rum = story of sugar

Whats the history of rum?

  • Christopher Columbus brought sugarcane to the Caribean
    • reason for sugar boom in the 1700's
    • plantations in south and central america
  • industrialization began when column destillation reached the Caribean in 1848
    • rum industry exploded
  • in 1862 the biggest rum brand was born --> Bacardi in Cuba

what is rum made of?

  • MOLASSES (a by-product of sugar, first considered waste)
  • made into rum with small cost

what were the people who smuggled rum called?

RUM RUNNERS

  • illegal rum from the Caribean flooded the american markets
  • tourism boom for Cuba / Caribean
  • Havana grew immensly

production of rum

rum is made from sugarcane

  1. either with MOLASSES --> RUM INDUSTRIELLE
  2. SUGARCANE JUICE --> RUM AGRICOLE

the Aging process of rum

  • many rums are aged in old oak barrels from America's whiskey industry
  • Tip: if a spirit is brown, this means it has been aged
  • during aging alcohol evaporates at a rate of about 3-10% per year --> Angels Share

name the geographical categories of rum

  • the french islands
  • Cuba
  • Jamaica
  • Guyana (Demerara)

Classification of RUM

CACHACA

  • Brazil´s national spirit
  • made from sugarcane juice
  • best selling rum type in the world with 2 billion bottles sold each year in Brazil alone

SAILOR JERRY

  • made from a blend of caribean rum and added spices (vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg)

Cocktails with rum and brands

Cocktails

  • fidel castro
  • Pina colada
  • daiquiri
  • cuba libre
  • mojito

brands

  • Havana Club
  • Bacardi
  • Sailor Jerry
  • Cruzan
  • Captain Morgan
  • El Dorado
  • Kraken
  • Ron Zacapa