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Rum 101: Why You Should Give the Slandered Spirit a Second Chance

Aug 16 2013 - 6:45am

Think all rum is sugary rubbish that practically instills a hangover just from glancing at its bottle? Think again; not only is rum one of the most diverse spirits out there — meaning there's a rum that'll please nearly any palate — but it's also cocktail-friendly and packs a lot of bang for its buck, largely due to the misguided assumption that it's all frat-boy fodder. While one could write a book on the nuances of this often overlooked spirit — the excellent Rum: A Global History [1] ($17) comes to mind — let's start with some basics:

Keep reading for a breakdown of the most common categories of rum.

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