Proof Leewards might be obtained @ 2/9

Other alcoholic drinks, decadent smokes, and hearty eating
Post Reply
User avatar
jdaw1
Taylor 1900
Posts: 19668
Joined: 15:03 Thu 21 Jun 2007
Location: London
Contact:

Proof Leewards might be obtained @ 2/9

Post by jdaw1 » 20:22 Fri 30 Jul 2010

Image
Is Leeward Rum just rum from the Leeward Islands? Does this general term usually mean a particular one of those islands? (It just can’t be from the Hawaiian Leeward Islands.)

Does rum being ‟Foreign” have any non-obvious meaning? Dutch? French? Danish?

Are there any non-Foreign non-Leeward rums? Wherefrom?

User avatar
AHB
Quinta do Noval Nacional 1962
Posts: 11039
Joined: 13:41 Mon 25 Jun 2007
Location: Berkshire, UK

Re: Proof Leewards might be obtained @ 2/9

Post by AHB » 23:50 Fri 30 Jul 2010

Leeward rum must come from the Leeward Islands and not from the Hawaiian Leewards. Rum is a Caribbean drink and its manufacture is widespread throughout the islands associated with British colonisation. An example of rum produced in the Caribbean, other than from the Leeward Islands would be rum produced in St Lucia - one of the Windward Islands.

I would speculate that Foreign Rum comes from non-British colonies, such as Martinique or the ABCs.
Top Port in 2017 (so far): Graham Stone Terraces 2015 and Quinta do Vesuvio 1994
2016 Port of the year: Cockburn 1908

User avatar
KillerB
Taylor Quinta de Vargellas 1987
Posts: 2424
Joined: 22:09 Wed 20 Jun 2007
Location: Sky Blue City, England

Re: Proof Leewards might be obtained @ 2/9

Post by KillerB » 19:02 Sun 01 Aug 2010

AHB wrote:Leeward rum must come from the Leeward Islands and not from the Hawaiian Leewards. Rum is a Caribbean drink and its manufacture is widespread throughout the islands associated with British colonisation. An example of rum produced in the Caribbean, other than from the Leeward Islands would be rum produced in St Lucia - one of the Windward Islands.

I would speculate that Foreign Rum comes from non-British colonies, such as Martinique or the ABCs.
I have a bottle of Mauritius Rum, it's possible that that maybe considered 'foreign'.
Port is basically a red drink

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest