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Old 02-13-2002, 04:42 PM   #1
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RUM

Rum is the result of fermenting sugar cane. It is the alcoholic drink that maintains a larger quantity of taste factors from its original product and that receives a minimal chemical treatment. It is aged in barrels, that do not necessarily have to be of oak since rum does not need its tanine. The colour varies between its water-white (its natural colour), amber and mahogany. The colouring agent is the sugar caramel, that does not add any taste to the rum.

The fast fermentation takes one day and is typical of Puerto Rico, Cuba and also Jamaica, and the result is the light rum. The slow fermentation can take up to 12 days and results into stronger rums, typical of Martinique and the traditional rums of Jamaica, whose aging and bottling is often made in the UK.

The French ascendancy over Haiti influenced the way rum is produced, since it is distilled twice, the same like cognac, and obtains a transparent colour.

The most famous rum of Martinique is the Rum Saint James, which is produced by the fermentation of dunder, which is a residuum that appears in the still after distilling the sugar cane. Its flavour makes this rum unique.

Puerto Rico is the world´s largest rum producer. There are two kinds: White Label, very light, and Black Label, something stronger. The aging of rum is made under the sate´s control. It is normally a dry, light-bodied rum. Puerto Rico is home to Ron Bacardi, the largest producer, which has its origin in Cuba.
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Old 02-13-2002, 04:45 PM   #2
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Rum Saint James= to me.
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Old 02-13-2002, 06:48 PM   #3
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Based on the tour I got of the bacardi in PR, that is not very accurate.

"How about a nice Habana Punch!"
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Old 02-14-2002, 12:36 AM   #4
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New Orleans Rum.....

"You come out of the tunnel. Everyone is screaming. Everyone is going crazy. You can smell the bourbon." LSU QB Rohan Davey on running onto the field in Tiger Stadium

Then you ask yourself, oh sure, but WWTD? WALT!
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Old 02-14-2002, 11:21 AM   #5
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pm, please elaborate.
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Old 02-25-2002, 11:13 PM   #6
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I wasn't a St. James fan either until I found a bottle of their Hors D'Age (15 years). It's so much better then their "lesser" rums that you'd never beleive it came from the same distillery. As good as any Martinique rum I've tried, with the possible exception of Clement. Then again Clement's 15 is substantially more $ and impossible to find, at least in these parts.
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Old 02-27-2002, 09:56 AM   #7
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I prefer Havana Club
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Old 02-27-2002, 11:46 PM   #8
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I agree with Scott. Havana Club. . .mmm.
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Old 03-03-2002, 02:41 PM   #9
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If you want to try a sweet rum -- try Ron Zacapa Centenario.

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