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The History of Rum – Part Three – Rum Facts

As with all, the true beauty always lies in something’s past. Rum has been traded among us for too long to not take the time to understand its history!

Without further delay, here are only a handful of facts from Rum’s past that can seem out of this world…

  1. The small amount of rum that was given to the sailors of the Royal Navy was referred to as a “tot o’ rum”
  2. Before sailors in the Royal Navy were given a daily tot of rum, they had been forced to put up with French brandy.
  3. Popular names for some rum-based drinks or cocktails are Painkiller, Jagertree and Zombie.
  4. The infamous Admiral Nelson that died in the Battle of Trafalgar had his body preserved in a cask of rum before it was laid to rest.
  5. “Rum Sour”, one of the many famous ways to drink rum, was created in Barbados and served in a conch shell.
  6. The colour or depth of darkness of a batch of rum depends on the time spent in a barrel.