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Fuzzy Age Statements, Additives, and Other Problems With Rum Regulations

27 days ago   |   By Vine Pair

Richard Seale resents the notion that rum has no rules. The fourth-generation Barbadian distiller works at Foursquare in Four Roads, Barbados, and is one of the spirit's most outspoken defenders. On a beautiful day at the distillery, just past the copper still, he digs into this misconception.
“The cold reality is that if rum were produced by first-world, developed countries, the protections would be in,” says Seale, citing the protections afforded Cognac and bourbon. “If rum were produced by across-the-board major brands - there's only one major brand, Bacardí - you would have...
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