Jamaica's Rum

by Denise Salmon

Jamaica's Rum

Jamaica's Rum

Jamaica's Rum is said to be the best in the world.

It is certainly the more 'spirited' part of Jamaica's history :-)

Rum is made from spirits obtained from distilling the fermented residue of the sugar cane. The process requires lots of patience and time, as it requires fermentation, distillation and the right amount of aging.

The tasty liquid was discovered when workers crushed the cane and found out that the fermented residue was sweet and quite stimulating.

They first called the liquid liquor of cane before it was named Saccharum, the now scientific name for sugar cane.

It quickly became famous as it was loved by seafaring men, who carried it across the Atlantic to Europe where the Upper class British folks called it "Kill Devil" - and thought of it as a drink for the lower class people.

But in the 17th Century it was named "Rumbullion"
an old English term for uproar or rumpus. And then it was shortened and called rum.

In 1909 however England's Commission on Whiskey
said Jamaica's Rum which was made with great pride
was a spirit and then Jamaica was able to export
a little over a million gallons of the rum!

But the process through which rum is made is
supervised as it is aged in wooden barrels which
adds color and flavor.

It is said that Jamaica was the first island to produce rum commercially and this rum is considered to be the best in the world.

There is currently an Appleton Estate Rum tour that will provide you an good history of this aspect of Jamaica's history and also show you exactly how we process our world-admired Rum.

During the tour visitors are also allowed to sample the many different rums.


See Also: Jamaican Drinks

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