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Gold, Brown, Red or Black how do you enjoy them?


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Old 08-18-2016, 12:40 AM   #1
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Question Which rums are the most like those in the 1700's

Ok, this may be a silly question, but I was wondering if anyone had ideas for which of today's rums are the least changed, or are made the the manner most similar to what was done in the 1700's in the Carribbean?

I'm not saying that the rum would be that good, as I'm sure we've made advancements in that department, but if one wanted to do a little gustatory time travel for rum, which would you suggest?
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I will say with certainty that you would not want to drink the rum that was produced in the 1700s. To name something that would be similar would do more harm than good, but think high ester, burning and bad hangovers.

There's a reason it used to be called Kill Devil.
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"Rivers" from Grenada is made the same way as it was in the 1700s, and it is pretty revolting.
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Yes, Rivers in Grenada is made closer to how it was made in the late 1700's when the distillery began operation. It is probably slightly better than it was back then only due to improved yeasts, but everything else is very similar.
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I will say with certainty that you would not want to drink the rum that was produced in the 1700s. To name something that would be similar would do more harm than good, but think high ester, burning and bad hangovers.

There's a reason it used to be called Kill Devil.
Perhaps not all of them were horrible. People who have tried the 1780 Harewood rum thought the rum was very good for a rum distilled over 200 years ago.
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