Rum Fun Facts
Robert Louis Stevenson gave Rum a place in history (and BONES RUM its name!) thanks to the rum-loving Captain Billy Bones in his classic, “Treasure Island”.
Rum is distilled from sugarcane through a fermentation process. The distillate, a clear liquid, is then aged in oak barrels.
Rum is produced in variety of styles. Light Rums are usually used in mixed drinks, Dark Rums are used for more elaborate cocktails and cooking.
Rum played an important part in the history of the Caribbean and has famous (and infamous) connections with the Royal Navy and Pirates.
Rum served as a form of “currency” throughout history, providing economic aid for the American Revolution and underground barter during the US Prohibition Era.
A small amount of Rum, called a dram, was often added to drinking water barrels aboard ships to kill algae and make the water taste better.