Rum is known by many names, and in France is called rhum. These signs for Rhum Creole and Rhum St Georges are in a rum factory in the French Caribbean territory of Martinique. Photo: Corbis
Nellie Ming Lee
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Grape & Grain by Nellie Ming Lee

A beginner’s guide to rum, and its journey from slavers’ tot to spirit to savour

The sugar-based spirit is inextricably linked with the Caribbean, the slave trade and the British navy and is known by many names

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Rum is known by many names, and in France is called rhum. These signs for Rhum Creole and Rhum St Georges are in a rum factory in the French Caribbean territory of Martinique. Photo: Corbis
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