Renaissance! Rum is not just the favourite drink of pirates

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Rum is not just the favourite drink of rambunctious pirates with skewed moral compasses traipsing around the Caribbean. The drink traditionally consumed raw with a large side of brood in old, dingy bars has been the strongest alcoholic beverage in the country for years. While the parents swear by their Monk, rather surprisingly, their millennial offspring do as well. That's the power of rum. In this edition of FYI we take a quick look into the Rum Renaissance

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Rum is not just the favourite drink of rambunctious pirates with skewed moral compasses traipsing around the Caribbean.
A cute allusion to piracy, but rum was historically more associated with the slave trade.

Triangular trade - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The best-known triangular trading system is the transatlantic slave trade, that operated from the late 16th to early 19th centuries, carrying slaves, cash crops, and manufactured goods between West Africa, Caribbean or American colonies and the European colonial powers, with the northern colonies of British North America, especially New England, sometimes taking over the role of Europe.[1] The use of African slaves was fundamental to growing colonial cash crops, which were exported to Europe. European goods, in turn, were used to purchase African slaves, which were then brought on the sea lane west from Africa to the Americas, the so-called middle passage.[2]
 

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