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Luis Ayala: The Rum Experience [English]
Rum surely has no better ambassador than Luis Ayala. In his hands the rich
and colorful history of rum comes alive, so vividly you can almost smell and
taste the properties of this truly legendary libation. From New Zealand
to Barbados, Venezuela to Puerto Rico, Ayala has sampled the rums of the world
to compile a definitive history of rum as well as the most comprehensive tasting
portfolio available to rum connoisseurs. Ayala speaks and writes passionately
about a spirit that is as elegant and sophisticated as the world’s finest
cognac, brandy and bourbon. As the cocktail culture brings us closer to rum -
the first and most versatile cocktail spirit - we begin to see rum’s important
place in mixology. The daiquiri and the mojito are perfect starting-off points
to learn about rum’s finer incarnations. From the shaker to the snifter sipper,
Ayala covers all types of rum and rum experiences. This book is a must for anyone
who wants to learn more about rum or is already engaged in an enthusiastic
affair with the world’s most lively and famous spirit.”
(Greg Morago, The Hartford Courant).
Luis and Margaret Ayala: American Rum [English]
The Complete History Of Rum In America From Colonial Days To Present Time.
This book completes Rum Runner Press’ "Rum Trilogy" series (which includes
"The Rum Experience" and "The Encyclopedia of Rum Drinks"). Come discover the
impact of rum in New England’s economy, its role in slave trade and its
political power! Did you know that....
George and Martha Washington loved rum? That Prohibition actually increased
crime and did not stop people from drinking? That most of the rum in the world
is aged using American oak barrels?
Ed Hamilton: Rums of Eastern Caribbean [English]
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.
Ed Hamilton: The Complete Guide to Rum [English]
Edward Hamilton has done a great service to the entire rum drinking
world with his “Complete Guide to Rum”. Whether a professional in the
spirits industry, a seasoned connoisseur of fine rums, or simply a
person that enjoys re-living Caribbean cruises gone by, this is an outstanding
resource that should not be missed. The author has gone to great lengths to
maintain a sense of objectivity and there is no sense that big marketing dollars
play any role whatsoever in his astute observations. Great attention
is paid to both the rums and the unique cultures that produce them.
Bravo Mr. Ed Hamilton! (Review by John Moore)
Hugh Barty-King & Anton Massel: Rum Yesterday and Today [English]
Here are tales of the New England Rum which wrought havoc among the red Indians;
of the rum punches beloved of Berlioz and Mozart, and served in decorative punch
bowls in the punch houses of 18th Century Britain; the Rum Runners of
Prohibition; the Rum Traffic of New South Wales. The narrative is both humorous
and informative and is complemented by a mass of illustrations.
Julie Arkell: Classic Rum [English]
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. A
complete and essential guide for connoisseurs and novices alike. Julie Arkell is
a wine writer, lecturer, and broadcaster.
Dave Broom, Jason Lowe: Rum, 2003 [English]
The world has fallen in love all over again with rum. Now among the world’s top
four spirits, rum sales continue to increase steadily. Its popularity
notwithstanding, this is the first full-color reference book to detail the
history, various production processes, and manifestations of rum.
Charles C. Coulombe: Rum - The epic story of the drink that conquered the world [English]
Rum has never been more popular than it is today. There are more than 1500 rum
labels bottled in more than forty countries around the world, and rum now gives
vodka serous competition as the mixer of choice.- Following the model of Cod,
each chapter ends with recipes for rum-based drinks and dishes that are
historical in focus.- The final chapter explores the differences between the
varieties of rum, with an emphasis on the historic reasons for them.
James Pack: Nelson’s Blood - The Story of Naval Rum [English]
Recounts the story of the libation that kept the British Navy afloat for 300
years, and its role in the wars, bloody battles, peace-keeping efforts, long
voyages of discovery, and of course shore leave.
Tempered by rum - rum in the history of the Maritime Provinces [English]
For over 300 years rum has played an important yet neglected role in the history
and culture of Atlantic Canada. The "devil rum", "that old rummy", "a tot of
rum" and "rum running" are just a few of the common expressions that refer often
disparagingly, to this alcoholic beverage that is familiar to all and perhaps
too familiar to some. Despite its notoriety, little has been written about the
favoured drink of the Maritimes. This volume which brings together a number of
papers on the RCN, rum running, taverns, and trade provides an excellent
overview of the impact of rum in the Atlantic region.
Peter Foster: Family Spirits [English]
What’s the bestselling liquor brand in the world?
All three questions have the sane answer: Bacardi. Since the late 1970s Bacardi
rum has been the world’s number-one spirit brand. Yet few people outside the
industry know that Bacardi is a private, family-controlled group of companies,
and fewer still - even people in the industry - know much about the family.
Hernando Calvo Ospina: BACARDI, the hidden war, 2002 [English]
History of Bacardi company by a Castro fan.
Michael R. Marrus: Samuel Bronfman, The Life and Times of Seagram’s Mr. Sam, 1991 [English]
The irascible son of a Jewish pioneer from Czarist Russia whose business
acumen built an international company renowned for the quality of its
products. Samuel Bronfman’s father failed as a wheat farmer and then
found success selling frozen fish, firewood, and horses. At this point
young Sam observed to his father, "The bar makes more profits than we do.
Instead of selling horses, we should be selling the drinks". And thus
began what was to become the Seagram whiskey empire. Sam’s insight and
timing were right as Canada, and especially the United States, were coming
under the influence of the temperance movement. While legend often places Sam
in the thick of Prohibition era bootlegging and rum running, in fact he built
for the long term and kept his operations within both the law and its loopholes
as he supplied American bootleggers. Sam demonstrated his marketing genius
by insisting on quality in a business notorious for cutting corners and
thereby set the standard for the industry in the decades to follow. Sam’s
success in penetrating the American market was such that after Prohibition
his competitors lobbied the federal government for protection. While Samuel
Bronfman is a classic rags to riches tale, it is also the story of a Jew who
remained in many ways outside business and social establishments even after
becoming internationally famous. Commuting every week between his Montreal
and New York office, his was a private life centered on his family and their
home in Montreal and summer places such as Tarrytown, New York. In the 1950s
Sam, under instructions from his daughter Phyllis Lambert, commissioned Mies
van der Rohe to design a new corporate headquarters, the Seagram buildingat
375 Park Avenue, a landmark on the New York City skyline. As a leader of the
Jewish community Sam was elected president of the Canadian Jewish Congress in
1939, and went on to organize financial aid to the fledgling state of Israel,
beginning decades long involvement in Jewish affairs and support for the
Samuel Bronfman: ... from little acorns..., 1970 [English]
The story of Distillers Corporation - Seagrams Limited.
Clifford Rose: Four Years With the Demon Rum (Sources in the History of Atlantic Canada) [English]
The inside story of prohibition in Canada, 1925-29, as told through the autobiography and diary of temperance inspector Clifford Rose, of New Glasgow, Nova Scotia.
Keith Dunstan: Bundy, A Centenary History [English]
BUNDY is a celebration of the centenary of Australia’s most popular spirit, Bundaberg Rum. The name will be instantly recognizable; it is a brand which reaches deep into our folklore, beginning with the Rum Rebellion. Rum was once only drunk strait; it kept better than beer on board ships and in the harsh Outback. More recently its appeal as a mixer has grown - particularly with Coke - and of course in that Queensland fisherman’s special, Bundy and milk in the morning. The makers of Bundaberg Rum have faced difficult times over the years; drought, depression, fire, and two world wars during which rum stocks were taken over by the armed services. As this book testifies, they and Bundy have come through in great style, and Bundy looks set to conquer the overseas market and Bundy-ise the world.
Forever Young 1797 - 1947 [English]
The history of Edward Young and Company Ltd.
Peter Farrell: Foxy and Jost van Dyke [English]
Foxy and Jost Van Dyke is a delightful tale about a very Colorful Caribbean Character and his unique island paradise. Foxy is an entertainer, entrepreneur, philosopher, community activist, world traveler, conservationist, musician, storyteller, cultural historian, fisherman, comedian, sailor-- a true West Indian Renaissance Man of the 1990s.
J.A. Michener and J. Kings: Six days in Havana [English]
When James Michener visited Havana with his associate John Kings, he was only researching Cuba for a new novel on the Caribbean, but he found much more to excite his interest. Michener’s insightful text and Kings’s evocative photographs record their impressions of Havana thirty years after the Revolution.
Malcolm F. Willoughby: Rum War at Sea [English]
The purpose of this book is to set forth the history of the U.S. Coast Guard in
its battle with the rum runners.
M. La Fayette Byrn, M.D.: The Complete Practical Distiller [English]
The Complete Practical Distiller was the technical manual of its time for
distilling alcoholic beverages (rum, whiskey, cordials, etc.) The first edition
of this book was originally published in 1854. This is a reprint of the 8th
edition, printed in 1875, which was expanded to include "Practical Directions
for Distilling" by Th. Flinz.
John E. Murtagh: Worldwide Directory of Distilleries [English]
Worldwide Directory of Distilleries is the definitive listing of over 5000
distilleries in 150 countries throughout the world. This annual guide is
essential to all those involved in distilling and supplying the distilling
Peter Laurie: The Barbadian Rum Shop [English]
The book has a dual purpose: to document these special watering holes in
photographs and to provide a historical and cultural background to a unique
Barbadian institution. It should also encourage Barbadians and visitors alike to
experience first hand the exuberant and autentic atmosphere of the Barbadian rum
Daniel Hay: Whitehaven and Illustrated History [English]
History of town Whitehaven with many b&w illustrations. One chapter is devoted to rum wholesale R & H Jefferson.
Luis and Margaret Ayala: The Encyclopedia of Rum Drinks [English]
Part two of the threebook series "The Rum Trilogy," this book presents the
reader with close to 1,300 rum cocktail recipes from as far back as the 1800’s,
through American Prohibition ("the noble experiment") all the way to
modern era. Witness the evolution of rum mixology and of the rum drinker’s
palate in this rum-soaked journey.
Blanche Gelabert, photography William Gelabert: The Spirit of Puerto Rican Rum [English]
Experience Puerto Rico through the eyes and lens of two local residents with a
flare for rum and history. The photographs are breath-taking while
the bits and pieces of history and culture tie the recipes together into a woven
masterpiece of tradition, family values and a taste for life. Includes
delicacies such as Flan Pan Pudding, Cheesecake Mandarina and Coco Escondido.
Caribbean Rum Book [English]
Of all spirits, rum provides the greatest variety of drinks for all tastes and
occasions. The Caribbean Rum Book contains carefully selected recipes for
rum based drinks from straight mixes to exotic specialities daiquiris, punches,
cocktails and many more. There is, in addition, a short section to encourage the
reader to introduce the unique flavour of rum into cooking. The book will appeal
equally to the holiday-maker who has enjoyed the specialities of his hotel or
his favourite bar, and also to those living in the Caribbean who wish to impress
their friends at the home bar.
Robert Plotkin: Caribe Rum - The Original Guide to Caribbean Rum and Drinks [English]
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.
Barbados Rum Book [English]
All you need to know about the renowned rum of Barbados; its history, how rum is
made and something about one of the leading distillers on the island. All this
leads to the major part of the book, enjoying the rum with a wide selection of
rum based drinks and food recipes, illustrated in full colour. A book for every
lover of Barbados and its famous drink.
Pierre Alibert: Le grande livre des cocktails au rhum [French]
400 recipes together with many labels.
Cyril Scott: Černý zázrak [Czech]
Crude black molasses is magic natural eatable...
Eric Leroy: Images du rhum [French]
More than 500 old labels on 160 pages.
Alain Huety de Lemps: Historie du Rhum [French]
History of rum.
Pierre Casamayor, Marie-Jose Colombani: Le livre de l’amateur de rhum [French]
Gustave Garnier-Laroche: Le rhum aux Antilles francaises [French]
The report about rum production on France West Indies. The author was president of l’Association Professionnelle des Producteurs Embouteilleurs de rhum Agricole de la Martinique.
Sandrine Colombo, Sophie Hayot: La route des rhums [French]
Tour on 18 distilleries on on France West Indies.
Pierre Alibert: Rhum Agenda [French]
Pictures all about the rum - history, present time, labels, ...
Pierre Alibert, Philippe Lauret: Rhums, Rhums Fruits & Rhums arranges [French]
First part of book discover the history of rum on Reunion. Second part contains certain number of recipes for beverages containing rum (rum pineapple, rum vanilla, arranged rum...).
Pierre Alibert: Il etait une fois Le Rhum [French]
Pierre Alibert: La cuisine au rhum recettes sucrées [French]
Recipes for beverages containing rum.
Pierre Alibert: La cuisine au rhum recettes salées [French]
Recipes for beverages containing rum.
L. Fahrasmane, B. Ganou-Parfait: De la canne au rhum [French]
Fernando G. Campoamor: El hijo alegre de la CANA de azúcar [Spanish]
History of Cuban rum on 146 pages with many b/w illustrations.
Nicolas Torres Hurtado: Origenes de la Compania Ron Bacardi [Spanish]
Establishing of Bacardi, annual balances of the company from 1880 to 1919 and other results between 1920 and 1954.
Marcel Sladkowski: Království slivovice aneb osudy palírníků ve Vizovicích, 2005 [Czech]
History of R. Jelinek company from Vizovic.
Hafenblatt - Flensburg Historish Maritim, April 2003 [German]
Article "Calypso, Rum & Sklaverei".
Die Illustrierte, Flensburger Tageblat, November 2002 [German]
The article "New rum reminds old times."
F. Paul Pacult: Kindred Spirits [English]
All that is involved in producing and consuming Mexico’s favorite liqueur can
be found in The Book of Tequila. Beginning with a detailed look at exactly what
tequila is, including the two types (100 percent agave and mixto) and seven
kinds, Emmons, who has studied the subject for many years, describes the process
by which tequila is made, its history in Mexico, and individual tequila
distilleries and U.S. importers and offers instructions on how to organize a
tequila tasting. He also gives a sampling of tequila recipes and cocktails as
well as devoting a chapter to the margarita. Libraries with such titles as Ann
and Larry Walker’s Tequila (Chronicle, 1994) or Lynn Nusom’s The Tequila Cook
Book (Golden West, 1993) will find that they focus more on recipes and cocktails
while Emmons’s book offers more of an overall view. Recommended for libraries
with an interest in the subject or needing a good general tequila source.
Pacult, who is the founding editor of the first newsletter dedicated to the
review of distilled spirits, draws upon his official collection of tasting
notes, ratings, and reviews to create this compendium of over 1200 liquors. Each
section of the book is arranged by a specific type of spirit, liqueur, or
fortified wine and includes a bit of historical background,
practical information, and a description of the spirit, the process of
distillation or production, and what to look for in the individual spirits.
Information on the most famous producers is occasionally given as well. Single-
paragraph reviews of each spirit include a rating (from one to five stars) and
an indication of its cost, while appendixes list the individual spirit
categories by ratings.
Written with verve, style, and wit, this book is comparable to taking a tour
through the world of distilled spirits as given by an informed, knowledgeable
guide. Highly recommended for all collections.
Harold J. Grossmant: Grossman’s Guide to Wines, Spirits, and beers [English]
Grossman’s Guide has been since its original publication the complete and
standard reference book on every type of alcoholic beverage: where it comes
from, how it is made, its history, special characteristics and taste, how to
store and serve it, and its uses. Informative and interesting for the general
reader, it is an invaluable manual for the professional in its coverage of all
aspects of retail liquor store management and bar, restaurant and hotel service.