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The world has fallen in love all over again with rum. Now among the world's top four spirits, rum sales continue to increase steadily. Its popularity notwithstanding, this is the first full-color reference book to detail the history, various production processes, and manifestations of rum.Prolific spirits expert Dave Broom explores the complex and colorful history of rum f ...more
Hardcover, 176 pages
Published November 1st 2003 by Abbeville Press
(first published October 2003)
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Jun 02, 2016 Shellie (Layers of Thought) rated it really liked it
Nice book with the torrid history of rum and the distilling process described. The author also includes a number of Caribbean Islands' history and its relationship to rum and the distilleries on each of the islands in little sections. There is also an extensive list of rated rums that the author has tried which he has rated on a five star scale with key flavor notes. One little problem I had with it is that its a hard cover, kinda big (hard to handle), but it has lots of pictures.
Dave Broome is a well-appointed author mixing passion with science. A definitive rating at the end of the book clearly shows his expertise as well as statements regarding poorly or exceptionally made rums instead of just a subjective point system. Through his guidance, I've grown quite fond of cane juice rums as a certain romance of differentiating harvests affects certain years, much like that of a oenophile. Truly enjoyed the romance of rum, but also the scientific fermentation / distillation ...more