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Happy National Rum Day

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Today, August 16th, we celebrate rum, the wonderful spirit that is the base of many classic cocktails including the Daiquiri, Mai Tai and Piña Colada. Rum was instrumental in the growth of the American colonies, Australia and was a staple for British sailors until 1970.

So What is Rum?

It is a spirit distilled from molasses, which is a byproduct of the sugar manufacture. There are a few instances where Rum is made from straight … Read more