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Friday, September 07, 2007

Jamaican Rum

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I cannot leave this "blogging" world without paying homage to one of the greatest spirits created....JAMAICAN RUM. Originally made from fermented sugar cane.

In years past it was referred to as the "Devil's drink."It was used during the colonial times for trade with the American colonies for salted fish, pork, beef, timber (wood), and of course livestock. Jamaica produces the widest varieties of rum in the world. The island does have the capacity to produce up to 50 to 60 million litres of rum annually. Jamaican rums presently are sold in over 7o countries.

It use to be easy to get rum back into the United States but ever since 9/11, it has become more difficult. I mean what would RUM and COKE be without RUM. I can't imagine drinking GIN and COKE. Lawd, gag me.

4 comments:

MACO Caribbean Magazines said...

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Anonymous said...

check out www.reggaetreats.com, they will ship you your choice of liquoe straight from Jamaica.

iriegal said...

maco...I will check out that site

iriegal said...

Thanks for the information about reggaetreats