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From seed to sip – how rum is made

23-01-2015 Hits:11 Facts and features  - avatar Administrator

How does your rum go from a straw of grass to an expensive top shelf rum? It all begins with the tropical grass called saccharum officinarum or sugar cane. It...

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History of rum

23-01-2015 Hits:11 Facts and features  - avatar Administrator

This is a very early version of this section, it's still in it's fact finding stage so just consider it a collection of notes. I am curious about the pre...

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The close (and not so close) relatives o…

23-01-2015 Hits:14 Facts and features  - avatar Administrator

  Rum has a lot of relatives in the world, some are closely related and others not. Some are more or less pirate copies with the only thing making it a...

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Benin

23-01-2015 Hits:12 Africa  - avatar Administrator

  Overseas Ltd., Cotonou  Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History:      Products:   Pepita Rhum Grand Arome 47°

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Cameroon

23-01-2015 Hits:12 Africa  - avatar Administrator

  African Distilling Company, Yaounde  Year established: 1989  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page: http://adic-spirit.com/  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location: Bonabéri, Douala  History: The Company was born in 1989, the main production is located in Bonaberi, Douala. The processing plant is located...

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Cape Verde

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  Convento Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History:     Products:     Eduino Santos Oliveira, Campo de Cão Paúl - Santo Antão Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location: Campo de Cão Paúl - Santo Antão  History:     Products: Tropicana...

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Egypt

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  Al-Masria Al-Alameia Co.  Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History:      Products: Superieur King Rum   Distillerie Zottos & Co., Alexandrie  Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History: It was produced by Egyptian Vineyards Co., a...

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Gambia

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  Maurel & Prom, Bathurst (Banjul)  Year established: 1813  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page: http://www.maureletprom.fr/  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History: The Maurel & Prom company was founded in 1813 by two famous families of Bordeaux to ship goods from...

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Ghana

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    Gihoc Distilleries Co. Ltd., Accra  Year established: 1958  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page: http://www.gihocdistil.com/  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History: GIHOC Distilleries Company Limited is the first modern distillery to be established in West Africa and thus claims to...

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Kenya

22-01-2015 Hits:9 Africa  - avatar Administrator

  London Distillers (K) Limited  Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page: http://www.londondistillers.com/  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History: Checked 2014-03-01, “Web site under construction”...    Products: Meakin's XXX Rum 40% vol Safari Cocktail Rum 40% Alc. Vol. Safari Rum 40% Alc. Vol.     UDV Kenya...

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Madagascar

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  Ath. Mellis et Cie, Tananarive  Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History:      Products: Grand Rhum Amelco Fine Reserve 40°   Chu Sai Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History:     Products:   Melvino, Antananarivo  Year established:  Year closed:  Owner: STAR Brasseries together...

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Mauritius

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  Arcane Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page: http://arcanerum.com/  Mail address: thibault@arcanerum.com  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History:     Products: Arcane Extraroma 12 Years Old 41% Arcane Delicatissime 41%     Domaine Les Pailles  Year established: 1758?  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History: The Domaine les Pailles have developed from...

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Reunion

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Réunion Distillerie de Savanna, Saint-Denis Year established: 1870  Year closed:  Owner: Groupe Quartier Français  Web page: http://www.distilleriesavanna.com  Mail address: savanna@distilleriesavanna.com  Type of still: Copper column still. Manufactures both cane juice and traditionnal rum.  Production capacity: 10.000.000 liters per year  Location: Saint-André, Reunion  History: A subsidiary of Groupe Quartier Français...

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Seychelles

22-01-2015 Hits:15 Africa  - avatar Administrator

  Trois Freres Distillery, Mahe  Year established: 2002  Year closed:  Owner: Web page: http://www.takamaka.sc/  Mail address:  Type of still: Pot and column still  Production capacity:  Location: La Plaine St. André, Mahé  History: The Trois Freres Distillery was built and developed by brothers Richard and Bernard...

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South Africa

22-01-2015 Hits:11 Africa  - avatar Administrator

  Aroma  Year established:  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address:  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location:  History:      Products: Aroma Cane Spirit 43% vol   Edward Snell & Co. LTD, Durban  Year established: 1848  Year closed:  Owner: Family owned  Web page: http://www.esnell.co.za/  Mail address: info@esnell.co.za  Type of still:  Production capacity: 2.5 million 9 litre equivalent cases Location: Production...

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Tanzania

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  TANZANIA Distilleries Limited (TDL)  Year established: 1968  Year closed:  Owner: Tanzania Breweries Limited  Web page: http://konyagi.co.tz/  Mail address:  Type of still: Three column still  Production capacity:  Location: Dar es Salaam  History: Konyagi is produced by Tanzania Distilleries Limited (TDL). Konyagi was established in 1970. It...

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Tunisia

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  Felix Habib & Cie, Ben Arous  Year established: 1940  Year closed:  Owner:  Web page:  Mail address: felix.habib@planet.tn  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location: Ben Arous  History:      Products: Old Grog Admiral Vernon Rhum Blanc 38%   Old Grog Admiral Vernon Rhum Brun 38%

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Zimbabwe

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  Caribbean Rum Importers (African Distillers Ltd.) Year established: 1944  Year closed:  Owner: African Distillers Ltd  Web page:  Mail address: headoffice@afdis.co.zw  Type of still:  Production capacity:  Location: Harare  History: African Distillers is a company in Zimbabwe. It produces distilled spirits and wines. Its stock is...

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Bangladesh

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  Carew & Co (Bangladesh) Ltd.  Year established: 1938  Year closed:  Owner: Bangladesh Sugar and Food Industries Corporation (BSFIC) Web page: www.bsfic.gov.bd  Mail address: chinikal@bttb.net.bd  Type of still:  Production capacity: 2.8-3,000,000 litres åer year  Location: Darsana  History: Established in 1938 under private ownership, Carew & Co. (BD)...

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Bhutan

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  Gelephu Distillery / Army Walfare Project  Year established: 1976  Year closed:  Owner: Armed Forces of Bhutan  Web page: http://www.awp.com.bt/  Mail address: awpho@druknet.bt awpgelephu@druknet.bt Type of still:  Production capacity: 365,000 cases per year  Location: Gelephu  History: The Army Welfare Project was established in 1974 with the aim of...

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What is rum?

22-01-2015 Hits:15 Facts and features  - avatar Administrator

What is rum? What isn't rum? The wikipedia definition of rum is “Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugar cane by-products such as molasses, or directly from sugar...

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Introduction

22-01-2015 Hits:12 Rum producers of the world  - avatar Administrator

My father always liked to drink rum and coke when I was young so when I grew up and reached the drinking age it was one of the first drinks...

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Yet another upgrade

22-01-2015 Hits:19 Site updates  - avatar Administrator

It's time for another upgrade of the Joomla CMS that the site is built upon. According to tradition this of course totally breaks the site so I will have to...

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Rum tasting 2013-02-16

22-02-2013 Hits:2216 Tastings  - avatar Administrator

 Together with a friend I had a small rum tasting session, we tried four different rums. It was the Quorhum 23 Solera, Opthimus 15, 1931 and Rum Nation Peruano 8yo...

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Beer and Whisky tasting in Ödåkra 2012-0…

01-06-2012 Hits:1611 Tastings  - avatar Administrator

I was invited to a very nice beer and whisky tasting in Ödåkra. We were 8 persons and there was 6 whiskies and 6 beers to taste. Sadly enough I...

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Rum tasting event at Restaurant Bryggan …

19-04-2012 Hits:2682 Tastings  - avatar Administrator

I attended a rum tasting event at Restaurant Bryggan in Höganäs 2012-4-19.The restaurant has a beautiful location down in the port of Höganäs with a view of the port and...

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Rum tasting 2011-12-03

03-12-2011 Hits:3459 Tastings  - avatar Administrator

        December 3rd 2011 we had a small gathering to test rum. The rules were simple every participant bring one bottle each. Since we were six participants, for the cost of...

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Wine tasting at a swedish vineyard

28-08-2010 Hits:19454 Tastings  - avatar Administrator

Me and my wife went on a wine tasting event held at a local vineyard "Kullahalvöns Vingård" friday evening. They started with a guided tour of the facilities and then...

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