Alcohol Education: 10 Mandatory Facts to Know About Rums

We love rum. We believe the sugarcane-based spirit is perfect when it’s un-aged but is only made better with age (or the addition of spices). We spend the warmer months sipping on daiquiris, mojitos, and any number of mai tais.

If you’ve ever seen any of the Pirates of the Caribbean movies, you might have noticed Captain Jack Sparrow’s affinity for rum. Whenever possible, the mumbling outlaw pirate grabs the closest bottle and downs it as quickly as he can. There’s a reason rum and pirating go hand in hand. And if it’s good enough for pirates, it’s good enough for us.

Even in the contemporary world, most of the well-known rum distilleries are located in places like Puerto Rico, Cuba, Trinidad & Tobago, Jamaica, and Barbados. That’s just one of the most exciting, fun, and wacky rum-based facts we’re sharing with you today. Check them all out below.

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