Open Season on Rum Wonk Posts
Just a short post as I head to Miami Rum Congress to host two panels: “The Evolution of Rum Styles” and “Creating a Level Playing Field for Rum.”
It’s time to solicit subscriber input on what you’d like to see me cover in future posts. Never fear, I’m far from out of ideas; I’ve got a queue of posts I put off writing while finishing Modern Caribbean Rum. My next story on age statements may stir up a bit of controversy as it challenges the conventional wisdom.
Nonetheless, I’m prone to wander down esoteric alleys from time to time, and some of my best writing (in my opinion) come from weighing in on what rum enthusiasts find confusing or controversial. The most recent example is What’s Allowed to be Called Agricole Rum?, and before that: Can you bring Cuban Rum Into the US?
With the above in mind, please either leave a comment here (preferred) or email me your thoughts on topics you’d like me to address in future posts. Are you enjoying the history deep dives, or not so much? Are there any particular myths you like to see debunked? Is my analysis of current news the main reason you’re reading? What about behind-the-scenes details of creating the rum book? Or maybe behind-the-scenes looks at how I do historical research? Wonky detours into rum production are also an option.
Just about any topic is fair game. The only thing I won’t do here is rum reviews or rum rankings, so don’t be shy; share your thoughts and replies in the comments here.
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Comparison across Caribbean Distillery waste or effluent management:
- vinasse resource use / applications?
- technology styles?
- sustainability & green credentials ?
- innovations/ resource recovery?
Challenges in cane growing/cultivation in different corners of the world.
And in relation, organic vs agchem fertilisation cultivation, and how differing crop nutrition + terroir might influence distillate characteristics.
Thanks for the amazing content Matt and Carrie!