Tag Archives: rum history
Posted on 09. Nov, 2011 by Luke.
There are lots of theories about where the word rum came from. Some say it is a shortened version of Rumbustion which was a slang terms for “tumult” or “uproar”. which does have a ring of truth as consuming lots of rum could certainly cause a bit a fighting! Another explanation is that it is [...]
Posted on 25. Sep, 2011 by Luke.
Here’s something not many people outside of Australia (and many Australians for that matter) would know – in 1808, thanks to the value of rum, the government was overthrown in what was called The Rum Rebellion! Rum was used as a form of currency in Australia in the early 1800’s, now that’s an idea worth [...]