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.