Can any of you guys reconmend any good books about rum?
I can reconmend the 3 that I've read so far:
-Rum by Dave Broom
High level overview of rum and different rum styles of the major rum producing islands.
-Short course in rum. A guide to tasting and talking about rum by Lynn Hoffman
Tasting guide with additional info
-The distiller's guide to rum by Ian Smiley, Eric Watson & Michael Delevante with contributions by Eric Zandona and Martin Cate
A more comprehensive guide on how rum is make and how make your own rum.
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And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails by Wayne Curtis
It's informative, very witty and endlessly fascinating. A page-turner which every Rummie will enjoy.
This book isn't even available yet (not until June) but it already has favorable reviews from RL Seale, Beachbum Berry and Wayne Curtis, among others:
Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki by Martin Cate
Another winner, full of rum history and rum cocktail recipes spanning the past 500 years:
Beachbum Berry's Potions of the Caribbean by Jeff Berry
(Actually, all of Berry's books are worth owning)
Good stuff gents, thanks. :)
- "And a Bottle of Rum: A History of the New World in Ten Cocktails" by Wayne Curtis (2006) - a fantastic, dynamic, and often humorous introduction to rum with a historical perspective; "history through a rum bottle"
- "Smuggler's Cove: Exotic Cocktails, Rum, and the Cult of Tiki" by Martin & Rebecca Cate (2016) - a large, comprehensive book on rum, cocktails, and tiki culture
- "Beachbum Berry Remixed: A Gallery of Tiki Drinks" (an updated combo of the famous "Grog Log" and "Intoxica!") by Jeff Berry (2009) - the definitive guide to exotic cocktails from historian and bartender Jeff Berry
- "Punch: The Delights (and Dangers) of the Flowing Bowl" by David Wondrich (2010) - everything you ever wanted to know about rum's first big mixological break, and the ancestors of modern citrus cocktails. Wondrich is a masterful writer.
Gotta echo my amigos here in talking about "and a bottle of Rum" by Wayne Curtis. Engrossing read
All of Jeff Berry's books are wonderful, but I think Potions of the Carribbean is my favorite.
"L'atlas du rhum" by Lucas Gargano is for me the bible of rum but I don't know if it's traduced in English.
Rum Curious by Fred Minnick. Excellent book!
The Curious Bartender's Rum Revolution by Tristan Stephenson.
There are cocktails in it, naturally, but the vast majority of the book is about rum. From the history, complex details about cane, distillation methods and why things are done, to maturation, sugaring, and a piece about most of the major distilleries themselves.
Fascinating read and very informative if you're after deep knowledge of stills and distillation.
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