THE NAVY RUM BLEND
Around the early 1800s, the Royal Navy (somewhat unintentionally) became one of the pioneers of the rum blending world, with one of the largest rum holdings in the world (around 4 million gallons was stored in large open wooden vats at any given time).
The Navy would buy rum principally from English Ports - Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana, and later Trinidad. However, it would also buy rum from other countries if the supplies needed it. The original Navy rum is a continuous ‘world blend’ of almost all available rums - there is no set recipe.
Sailors could choose to have their daily rum ration or be paid the equivalent worth instead. Most chose the rum.
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