Introducing the Rum Brand Reference
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While recently scrolling through the r/rum subreddit, I noticed a post expressing confusion about whether Angostura 1787 was sweetened. (“Dosed” is the…
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Something that makes Jamaican rum so unusual is a particular substyle colloquially known as high ester rum. Most hardcore Jamaican rum wonks have heard…
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After three years of research, writing, editing, and laying out, our new book, Modern Caribbean Rum, is off the printing press and for sale at the Wonk…
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Diageo announced today (Jan. 17th, 2023) that it has purchased Don Papa rum. Naturally, we might wonder what this means for the rum market, if anything…
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One of the oft-told, erroneous tales about Royal Navy rum is that Britain’s navy used the “gunpowder test” to test a rum’s strength before the invention…
Sliding in just under the wire (less than 12 hours to midnight on Dec. 31st), a recap of important 2022 rum news, plus a few rum-related personal…
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It’s been longer than I’d hoped for since my last post, but there are two good reasons! First, I’ve been working on a story about the growing desire to…
Last month (October 2022), an important rum-related news story crossed the business wires with relatively little fanfare. Shanken News Daily’s headline…
Having built a modest reputation around explaining rum styles and categories over many years, this piece’s title may have been a surprise. I’ll bet many…
A frequent question in rum groups with American members is, “Can I bring Cuban rum home with me to the US?” Unfortunately, the answers provided are…
A brief note today to keep Martinique rum enthusiasts updated on where their favorite brands are distilled. TL;DR – per authoritative sources, Rhum…