FOOD 101: Rum Facts For National Rum Day

Yo-ho-ho and a bottle of rum: August 16th is National Rum Day. (Here’s the pirate song, inspired by Robert Louis Stevenson’s Treasure Island.) Many thanks to Pat Croce’s Rum Barrel sports bar and grill in Key West (now closed, alas) for much of this information.     WHAT IS RUM? Everyone who knows the word…
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TIP OF THE DAY: The Different Types Of Rum

August 16th is National Rum Day. Rum can be a confusing spirit for the everyday consumer. What’s silver versus white rum? What’s silver versus gold rum? Which one should you use for a rum cocktail? It starts with distilling molasses.     A BRIEF HISTORY OF RUM Sugar cane grew wild in parts of Southeast…
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