I bet you didn’t know… 10 fun rum facts for World Rum Day

Rum. Just the word conjures so many images. From swashbuckling pirates to daiquiris at the elbow of Hemingway, rum is a pillar of our history. Here are a few rum facts to enjoy as you celebrate World Rum Day this year.

Isn’t it amazing to think that rum started out as a byproduct of the sugar industry? The thick black molasses left over from extracting sugar from cane was once simply thrown away or worse, used to feed the poor slaves who farmed the crops.

It wasn’t until the 1620s in the Caribbean that the spirit we’d recognise as rum