India. We give you three reasons to read to discover why rum might actually come from India

…Because in the Daily Beast article, Forget the Caribbean: Was Rum Invented in India? by David Wondrichm, a drinks columnist, the theories about the origin of rum and its birth in the Caribbean are refuted by new evidence that it may have been conceived in Southeast Asia.

1. Long before the invention of rum in the Caribbean, around 1645, the typical tropical spirits of pirates had already been produced 1000 years before.

2. French historian Alain Huetz de Lemps goes a little further in the dark in his 1997 Histoire du rhum to add that, even if direct documentary or archaeological evidence is lacking, it is quite possible that the Portuguese or the Spanish have been distilling[sugar cane] since the 16th century.

3. But the most telling theories date from about 1590, see even further back: 326 BC. J.-C.

No doubt an enriching article, Forget the Caribbean: Was Rum Invented in India? by David Wondrichm, which tells us about the history of rum and the origin of the ancient spirits that contributed to its production.

 

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