on 7 July 2011
This is a good book written through the eyes of a historian. Whilst littered with a few memorable stories i found that the writer is very much biased in his view of rum and it's place in history. I found the first 50 something pages somewhat dull as it was mainly the sugar trade and it"s origins. I appreciate this was a large part of rums humble beginnings but 50 odd pages seemed excessive and not that exciting to read. Overall the book is well structured and provides good insight to rum and it's history. Even though the writer briefly expresses his passion for rum I feel the book is presented more as a view from a historian rather than from a knowledgable drinker.