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Rum Hardcover – 16 Oct 2003

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Mitchell Beazley (16 Oct. 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1840007303
  • ISBN-13: 978-1840007305
  • Product Dimensions: 25.1 x 2.7 x 28.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,282,285 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This is a most attractively produced illustrated book about one of the world's oldest spirits. The first rum may have been enjoyed some 2,500 years ago, but the modern drink began with moonshine fermented by Iberian New World settlers and later by the other Europeans when they established their Caribbean colonies. Perhaps the most popular rum comes from Cuba, where humidity levels are responsible for the sweetest sugar cane, and where in 1878 Don Facunado Bacardi imported the first still and created his famous brand. Dave Broom examines the colourful history of rum and explains production techniques from around the world. He also offers a directory of more than 200 rums with tasting notes and ratings.

About the Author

Award-winning author and whisky expert Dave Broom has been writing about whisky for 25 years as a journalist and author. He has written eight books, two of which (Drink! and Rum) won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year. He has also won the Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Writer of the Year twice and recently won the extremely prestigious IWSC Communicator of the Year Award.

For 17 years Dave was contributing editor to Whisky Magazine: Japan, consultant editor to Whisky Magazine (UK, the USA, France, Spain), and a lead columnist on Whisky Advocate (USA). He is now managing editor of Scotchwhisky.com, editor of the Scotch Whisky Review and a contributor to a raft of national and international titles including the Spectator, Mixology, and Imbibe (Europe). He is a regular broadcaster on TV and radio.

Over his two decades in the field, Dave has built up a considerable international following with regular training/educational visits to France, Holland, Germany, the USA and Japan. His remit has covered consumer features as well as business reports. He is also actively involved in whisky education, acting as a consultant to major distillers on tasting techniques as well as teaching professionals and the public. He was also one of the developers of Diageo's generic whisky tasting tool, the Flavour MapT.


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Format: Hardcover
Whether or not you drink rum regularly, you will probably find this book interesting as it looks at rum not just as a spirit but also investigates the regions that it comes from. It is beautifully illustrated and would make for a great coffee table book to have out for people to look at. That's what I am doing with it! I am from the West Indies and I have been drinking rum for years and I found this book insightful, not patronising and a thoroughly enjoyable read. It would make a great gift for someone who is a bartender, mixology or spirit enthusiast. It can be read easily within two hours if you find yourself with nothing to do and you just want to sit outside with an easy read. I was pleasantly surprised and bought it based on an equally extolling review in a cooking magazine.
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I found 3 copies of this book in Bennets Bar in Tollcross, Edinburgh - seemingly having been left behind by another drinker. Bennets although being more of a whisky bar than a rum bar, is the perfect setting to learn about Rum. Mr Broom's research into the topic is exceptional, giving a novice like myself a good insigth to all things rum. I highly recommend it to anyone with a slight interest in Rum. You'll be hooked.
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It is a great book for the Rum enthusiast, which would like to read and learn more about the history of Rum... I highly recommend it.
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The book was a fascinating read - short on detail about the ranges of rum purchased
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An outdated and over priced publication.
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