This is a most attractively produced illustrated book about one of the world's oldest spirits. The first rum may have been enjoyed some 2,500 years ago, but the modern drink began with moonshine fermented by Iberian New World settlers and later by the other Europeans when they established their Caribbean colonies. Perhaps the most popular rum comes from Cuba, where humidity levels are responsible for the sweetest sugar cane, and where in 1878 Don Facunado Bacardi imported the first still and created his famous brand. Dave Broom examines the colourful history of rum and explains production techniques from around the world. He also offers a directory of more than 200 rums with tasting notes and ratings.
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About the Author
Dave Broom is an award-winning drink writer. Among his books are Drink! Never Mind the Peanuts, winner of the Glenfiddich Drink Book of the Year 2002, as well as the Handbook of Whisky, Spirits & Cocktails.
Jason Lowe travels the world taking photographs for a variety of international publications. He has been particularly well recognized for his work in food and beverage photography.