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The Best Rum Books

“What are the best Rum books?” We found 66 of the best books about Rum, so we could answer that very question.

Part 7 in our 7 part series of Alcohol Articles.

Today we aggregated the best books about Rum. The top 14 books that appeared on multiple lists are ranked below with pictures, links, and summaries. The remaining 52 books and the sources we used are also listed at the bottom of the article.

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Top 14 Rum Books



14 .) Caribbean Rum

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum Book
  • Rum.cz

“Christopher Columbus brought sugarcane to the New World on his second voyage. By 1520 commercial sugar production was underway in the Caribbean, along with the perfection of methods to ferment and distill alcohol from sugarcane to produce a new beverage that would have dramatic impact on the region. Caribbean Rum presents the fascinating cultural, economic, and ethnographic history of rum in the Caribbean from the colonial period to the present.

Drawing on data from historical archaeology and the economic history of the Caribbean, Frederick Smith explains why this industry arose in the islands, how attitudes toward alcohol consumption have impacted the people of the region, and how rum production evolved over 400 years from a small colonial activity to a multi-billion-dollar industry controlled by multinational corporations. He investigates the economic impact of Caribbean rum on many scales, including rum’s contribution to sugarcane plantation revenues, its role in bolstering colonial and postcolonial economies, and its impact on Atlantic trade. Smith discusses the political and economic trends that determined the value of rum, especially war, competition from other alcohol industries, slavery and emancipation, temperance movements, and globalization.”

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13 .) Cooking with Caribbean Rum

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop

A collection of recipes, covering soups, starters, main courses, sauces and desserts, cakes and pastries – all enhanced by the addition of many varieties of Caribbean rum.

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12 .) Hawai’i Tropical Rum Drinks & Cuisine

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum Shop
  • Rum Book

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11 .) Spirit of Bermuda

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop

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10 .) Caribe Rum – The Original Guide to Caribbean Rum and Drinks by Robert Plotkin

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum Book
  • Rum.cz
  • Rum Shop

This is the best collection of rum recipes ever compiled. Filled with over 400 exotic, delicious, and thirst-quenching drink recipes, it also includes descriptios and tasting notes of over one hundred of the finest rums from the Caribbean. Beautifully illustrated in four color, it will leave you in a tropical state of mind.

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9 .) Classic Rum by Julie Arkell

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum.cz
  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop

From the gentle charcoal-filtered purity of a white to the oak-aged spice of a dark, rum is one of the world’s finest and most popular spirits. Made from molasses or the juice of sugar cane, it was first distilled in the 17th century in the Caribbean. A fascinating tour of rum in all its styles—white, golden, and dark—Classic Rum looks at its rich history and culture as well as its manufacture. There is an A-Z of all the classic brands, their histories, and tasting notes (from the rare “single marks” to more familiar names—Bacardi, Wrays, Lamb’s Navy, Captain Morgan, Mount Gay). In addition, there are classic recipes for rum-based drinks and tips on using rum for cooking in the kitchen. It is a complete and essential guide for connoisseurs and novices alike.

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8 .) Nelson’s Blood – The Story of Naval Rum by James Pack

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop
  • Rum.cz

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7 .) Rum by Dave Broom, Jason Lowe

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum.cz
  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop

Rum is one of the world’s oldest and bestselling spirits, often misunderstood, steeped in tradition, and with a colorful though not always honorable past. This is the first comprehensive, illustrated book to cover rum’s history, production, and full range of flavors. The pure rums are detailed by their island or country of origin with an explanation of the climatic differences and productions methods that provides each with unique character. A guide to tasting and evaluating the full range of rums by style and class is provided along with a section on spiced and blended rums and how they are made and marketed. The book concludes with a directory of 180 of the world’s most notable rums complete with statistics, tasting notes, label photos, and a rating from one to five stars. Beverage managers and bartenders, both professional and at home, will find this an essential buying guide and very entertaining reading.

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6 .) Rum – The epic story of the drink that conquered the world by Charles C. Coulombe

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum.cz
  • Rum Shop
  • Rum Book

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5 .) Rum Yesterday and Today by Hugh Barty-King & Anton Massel

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum.cz
  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop

The first book in English to tell the story of rum. Includes history, rum producers world wide.

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4 .) Rums of the Eastern Caribbean by Ed Hamilton

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum.cz
  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop

Have you ever dreamed about sailing the Caribbean and sampling the finest rums the islands have to offer? Join the crew of the sloop Tafia and learn the secrets of the Caribbean spirit. The descriptive narrative takes you to the distilleries where you learn how rum is made and the differences between the 150 rums described. Historical sketches of the distilleries, recipes and anecdotes combined with more than 100 color labels make this the most complete guide to the best rums in the world.

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3 .) The Encyclopedia of Rum Drinks by Luis & Margaret Ayala

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum.cz
  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop

Includes over 1,300 rum-based recipes for cocktails, cordials and more. This book features recipes from the late 1800’s, through American Prohibition up to modern times. Why settle for other books that feature only a handful of rum drink recipes when you can get the most complete collection of them printed to date?

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2 .) The Rum Experience by Luis Ayala

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum.cz
  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop

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1 .) The Spirit of Puerto Rican Rum by Blanche Gelabert, photography William Gelabert

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Lists It Appears On:

  • Rum.cz
  • Rum Book
  • Rum Shop

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42 Additional Top Books About Rum



 

BooksAuthorsSources
… from little acorns…,Samuel BronfmanRum.cz
100 Classic Cocktails (Tiny Folio).Rum Shop
After-Dinner Drinks: Choosing, Serving…Rum Shop
American RumLuis and Margaret AyalaRum.cz
And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten CocktailsWayne CurtisRum Drinks
Annals of PhiladelphiaJohn P. WatsonRumicek
BACARDI, the hidden warHernando Calvo OspinaRum.cz
Barbados Rum BookRum.cz
Bartending For Dummies®.Rum Shop
Bundy, A Centenary HistoryKeith DunstanRum.cz
Černý zázrakCyril ScottRum.cz
Cuba: The Legend Of RumRum Book
De la canne au rhumL. Fahrasmane, B. Ganou-ParfaitRum.cz
Deacon Giles’ distilleryGeorge Barrell CheeverRumicek
Die Illustrierte, Flensburger TageblatRum.cz
El hijo alegre de la CANA de azúcarFernando G. CampoamorRum.cz
Family SpiritsPeter FosterRum.cz
Forever Young 1797 – 1947Rum.cz
Four Years With the Demon Rum (Sources in the History of Atlantic Canada)Clifford RoseRum.cz
Foxy and Jost van DykePeter FarrellRum.cz
Grossman’s Guide to Wines, Spirits, and beersHarold J. GrossmantRum.cz
Hafenblatt – Flensburg Historish MaritimRum.cz
Histoire du RhumAlain Huetz de LempsRum.cz
Il etait une fois Le RhumPierre AlibertRum.cz
Images du rhumEric LeroyRum.cz
Kindred SpiritsF. Paul PacultRum.cz
Království slivovice aneb osudy palírníků ve VizovicíchMarcel SladkowskiRum.cz
La cuisine au rhum recettes saléesPierre AlibertRum.cz
La cuisine au rhum recettes sucréesPierre AlibertRum.cz
La route des rhumsSandrine Colombo, Sophie HayotRum.cz
Le grande livre des cocktails au rhumPierre AlibertRum.cz
Le livre de l’amateur de rhumPierre Casamayor, Marie-Jose ColombaniRum.cz
Le rhum aux Antilles francaisesGustave Garnier-LarocheRum.cz
Origenes de la Compania Ron BacardiNicolas Torres HurtadoRum.cz
Rhum AgendaPierre AlibertRum.cz
Rhums, Rhums Fruits & Rhums arrangesPierre Alibert, Philippe LauretRum.cz
Rum War at SeaMalcolm F. WilloughbyRum.cz
Rum: A Social and Sociable History of the Real Spirit of 1776Ian WilliamsRum Drinks
Samuel Bronfman, The Life and Times of Seagram’s Mr. SamMichael R. MarrusRum.cz
Six days in HavanaJ.A. Michener & J. KingsRum.cz
Tempered by rum – rum in the history of the Maritime ProvincesJames H. Morrison & James MoreiraRum.cz
The Amazing CigarRum Shop
The Barbadian Rum ShopPeter LaurieRum.cz
The BarKeeper Pocket PeekerRum Shop
The Bartender’s Bible : 1001 Mixed.Rum Shop
The Complete Guide to RumEd HamiltonRum.cz
The Complete Idiot’s Guide to CigarsRum Shop
The Complete Practical DistillerM. La Fayette Byrn, M.D.Rum.cz
The history of John StubbsGeorge B. CheeverRumicek
The Rubáiyát of a Rum-SellerErnst Altschul,Rumicek
Whitehaven and Illustrated HistoryDaniel HayRum.cz
Worldwide Directory of DistilleriesJohn E. MurtaghRum.cz


Best Rum Drink Book Sources



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Rum Drinks The Only Rum Books You’ll Ever Need to Read
Rum Shop The Rum Shop
Rum.cz Rum Books Gallery
Rumicek Rum books

 

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