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How Did Rum Get It’s Name?

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 […]

by × November 9, 2011 × 4 comments

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The Rum Rebellion Australia 1808

The Rum Rebellion Australia 1808

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, […]

by × September 25, 2011 × 0 comments