This is a blog that will take you through the Rum lifestyles of a fine group of people that enjoy the fun and pleasure of fine rums. We will travel to distilleries, partys, and Rum Events to bring you the Rumstyles of all those we come in contact with.
Richard Seale posted
this on Facebook, the other day and I find it really interesting that the same
ideas were being argued in 1908 that are still being argued today 109 years
“The first time it
was attempted to regulate the "trade identity" of spirits was the
ROYAL COMMISSION ON WHISKY AND OTHER POTABLE SPIRITS in 1908. Spirits such as rum and whisky had been made
for over 400 years but this was at last an attempt to protect the consumer and
decide what we mean we say something is whisky, brandy or rum. The descriptions of the stills in being used
in Guyana in 1908 perfectly reflect the Gargano classification we promote today”.
- distilleries with just pot stills including those 'modified
pot stills' with retorts and rectifying plates - PURE SINGLE RUM
- distilleries with both pot stills and traditional column stills in general,.
coffey stills - SINGLE BLENDED RUM
- distilleries with just column stills - TRADITIONAL RUM
“In a response to
'imitation rum' being sold on the market, rum was defined as not only from
sugar cane but from sugar cane producing countries. This was thought essential
to identifying authentic rum as the 'imitation rum' was as you might guess not
coming from sugar cane producing countries.
The conclusions on liqueurs make fascinating reading. A liqueur is anything that "obscures our
hydrometer" - that is to say just as we do today with our "hydrometer
test" to discern the true rum from the rum liqueurs”.
“Score another hit
for the purists and woe to those who deride this simple test because
they refuse to understand it. The 1908 Commission made it abundantly
clear by it’s conclusion on liqueurs - labeled as a spirit means a pure spirit.
For then, for now, for always.”