Bahama Bob's Rumstyles
Saturday, July 7, 2012
The story of rum actually begins with the production of sugar and the waste product of sugar production called molasses. Going back to the late 1600 in Barbados, sugar production was a huge industry for the island, but getting rid of the molasses was the issue of the day as it was in so many other places that produce sugar. It was found that it could be fermented and distilled into an intoxicating spirit at a very low cost, thus the first appearances of rum.
No matter where it is being produced, you will find fine rum wherever you find the resource and the skilled people to create the sugarcane spirits. Try some of the fine rums that are being created in so many other places away from the Caribbean, you might be surprised at what you come across. If you stay locked in one room, you'll never experience what the rest of the world has to offer. Get out and look for some of these rums made in different ways and aged in different ways, you might find your new favorite rum. ;o)