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Old 01-02-2008, 12:56 PM   #1
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This is a wonderful book. My Wife bought it for me as a Christmas Present. The Pics are wonderful. The Book is well writen with info galore. I see that their are a lot of books out there about Rum. This gets two thumbs up. I would like to know any other titles that have a great combo of Story & Pics?
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Old 01-02-2008, 04:54 PM   #2
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This is my only rum book and I love it, I made it mandatory reading for all my employees. Its so in depth and I love how they explain finding different marks with the distillation process, very informative!
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Old 01-04-2008, 01:48 AM   #3
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I agree that this is an excellent book. There is, however, one blemish. In the chapter on Guyana, the adjective "Guyanan" is used in a couple of places.:eek: There is no such word as "Guyanan". The correct term is Guyanese.
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Excellent to see so many here enjoying the book. I received the book for Christmas and am looking forward to reading it.
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I agree that this is an excellent book. There is, however, one blemish. In the chapter on Guyana, the adjective "Guyanan" is used in a couple of places.:eek: There is no such word as "Guyanan". The correct term is Guyanese.
Unfortunately, that kind of mistake happens when the editor hasn't been in the country. In the islands I hear radio advertising all the time that contains mispronounced island and city names. Every time a radio announcer talks about AnteeGua everyone knows they haven't been to Antigua or were oblivious to the more than 100,000 people who pronounce the name of their island AnteeGa.
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Hi Kingston,
one of the book I've liked is Caribbean Rum and Drinks, Robert Plotkin.
It contains a lot of stories about countries and distilleries.
Now I'm waiting for Robert Ayala's The Rum Experience.
Here the link ( thank you Petr ) of all Rum titles
http://www.rum.cz/books.htm
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Old 01-07-2008, 11:56 PM   #7
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Dave Broom is a big time Scotch writer who appears every month in Whisky Magazine. He does the monthly tasting notes (he use to do them with Michael Jackson before his recent passing). I have his "Handbok of Whisky" which I use as a minor reference book. As I am new to Rums, I will try to check out Dave Broom's book on Rum.
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Old 01-15-2008, 04:04 PM   #8
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I recently finished reading Dave Broom's book "Rum." It has been my bedtime story book for the past month or so. I enjoyed it very much. It includes sections on the history of rum, how rum is made, and information on each of the major rum producing nations.

My only disappointment is with the directory of distilleries and rums. As the book is now 5 years old, the listings obviously do not include the many fine rums introduced since 2003. For those rums it includes, the ratings and descriptions seem to fit well with my own observations and preferences.

The gorgeous pictures are not at all diminished by the lame captions.
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Old 02-04-2008, 04:51 PM   #9
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I have been on Amazon to see if I can find this book. It seems that there are 2 books by this guy, both called Rum. I am not sure if they are different printings...

1 is all brown wood planks on the front, and the other shows several bottles of rum....anyone know if there is a difference?
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Not sure if they are different printings, but Ive got them one with bottles on the cover. It has a 2003 copyright. Great book!
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