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 explanation is that it is derived from the Dutch word roemer, which means large glass. In English this is … [Read more...]

The Rum Rebellion Australia 1808

the rum rebellion

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 pursuing! While the Governor was the designated ruler of the convict … [Read more...]