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Caribbean Rum: A Traveler's Guide

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Caribbean Rum: An Introduction
Caribbean Rum: A Traveler's Guide

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Just as the Irish have whiskey, the Russians their vodka, and the Scottish their, well, scotch, the Caribbean has rum. Derived from sugar cane, rum is much more than a drink: each glass is full of Caribbean history and culture. For many Caribbean travelers, no trip is truly started before that first rum drink is served -- often as soon as you arrive in the lobby of your hotel -- and packing isn’t complete without leaving some space for some favorite bottles of rum to take home from the trip.

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