Shortlisted for the Fortnum & Mason Drink Book award.
This is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer. About the best rum for a classic daquiri. About rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about enjoying your rum in ways you never thought possible.
The premium rum market is growing at an astonishing rate. The mission of this book is to help drinkers appreciate this complex spirit, find the style they like and discover how this versatile spirit can best be enjoyed. It will help you to understand your rum - how it's produced (whether from molasses, cane syrup or cane juice) and whether it's dry, sweet, fresh or oaky. More than 100 different rums are featured and analysed, from rich, sweet mellow Guyana rums to the vegetal peppery rums of Martinique or Guadeloupe and contemporary spiced rums. Dave Broom provides a description and graded tasting notes for each brand, allowing you to create the perfect mix every time. Finally, a selection of classic and contemporary cocktails shows just how wonderfully versatile this spirit is.
Dave Broom is an award-winning author specialising in spirits. He has been writing about drinks for more than 25 years and has twice won a Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year and for Drinks Writer of the Year. In 2013 he won the prestigious IWSC Communicator of the Year award and in 2015 Tales of the Cocktail awarded him with the Best Cocktail & Spirits, soon to be followed by the Golden Spirit Award in 2016. Dave is editor-in-chief of Whisky Magazine: Japan, consultant editor to Whisky Magazine (UK, USA, France, Spain) and a lead columnist on Whisky Advocate (USA). He also contributes to a raft of national and international magazines and is actively involved in spirits education and training globally.