So, i owe to the members of this site, because they recommended to me a great book, before. "The Rum Manual", by Dave Broom! I searched a little bit more, and found myself the "Rum-Curious", by Fred Minnick, too! And "The Rum 1000", The ultimate collection of Rum coctails, recipes, facts and resources. Not satisfied with the loot (and the lot) so far, i also grabbed "Rum a Global History", by Richard Foss...
Am i set for good? Or i need to collect more good old books? Anybody got more suggestions, something specific, anything that i missed? It was high time to treat rum with the academic respect it so much deserves!
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Without question, I can recommend the only rum book that I own. It is Beachbum Berry's Potions of The Caribbean. He is a stickler for extreme detail and heavily researches everything. It is a great historical narrative along with authentic drink recipes.
His picture is on the bottle of Plantation OFTD, which he and six other members on the panel all helped to create this rum. He is on the upper right of all panel members.
I really enjoyed "And a Bottle of Rum" by Wayne Curtis. A bit of history, a bit of rum, a bit of mixology.
I found "and a bottle of rum"! But unfortunately, the only item i managed to locate from Beachbum Berry, is "remixed". I cannot pinpoint his Sippin' Safari, Potions, or Taboo Table books... His application though, contains everything. If i ultimately yield and buy myself an I-phone, i sure as hell am buying that!
And a Bottle of Rum
Rum, the Manual
I’ve read all but the last, and they’re all good. They each overlap a little as it’s the same subject matter, but each has their own take. Rum Curious has some great recipes for drinks too!
My favorite book is ”Rum - discover the golden drops”. The original was written in Danish and then also published in Swedish, but I don’t know if it’s published in English yet or if it ever gonna be. If not, it doesn’t give much for you who don’t understand Danish, Swedish or Norwegian. One of the authors, Mads Heitman, who is behind the Nordic region's largest rum site, “Romhatten”, has now written a new book "Caribbean rum - a sea of flavors". By moment just in Danish, so I will wait to buy it until it’s published in Swedish.
I got Smuggler's Cove for a Christmas gift and I need to admit that it contains awesome cocktail recipes. I've been recently very disappointed by random web recipes and this has seriously improved the quality of my drinks.
Frederick H. Smith: Caribbean Rum: A Social and Economic History
American Rum: A Short History of Rum in Early America
Jared Mcdaniel Brown: CUBAN COCKTAILS (not rum only)
The Lone Caner
Outdated but Ed Hamilton's 1995 book "Rums of the Easter Caribbean" is a good read. So is Luca Gargano's "Atlas du Rhum". from 2014 or so....
Was the Gargano's book translated to English? I can only see the French version.
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