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Rum

Rum is made from fermented sugar cane juice[?]. Rum is chiefly produced in the Caribbean and along the Demerara[?] river in South America, but also in Australia. Famous for its association with piracy and the Royal Navy. There are dark rums, golden rums and white rums (actually clear in colour), and famous brands include:

A mixture of rum and water (roughly in the proportion of 1 part to 8) is known as grog. This was issued as a daily ration to sailors in the Royal Navy. Officers[?], naturally, took their rum unwatered.

Also see: List of Puerto Rican Rums.


Rum is the name of one of the Small Isles (a subgroup of the Inner Hebrides) off the west coast of Scotland.



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