Rum, also known as “kill-devil,” is secretly one of the most fascinating spirits categories in the world. There is a broad range of styles with an incredible history dating back to the early 17th century when sugar was first discovered in Barbados. This class is particularly appropriate for New Englanders as Boston once was a legendary hub for rum. Unfortunately, the category is also littered with terrible products that diminish the reputation of the entire class of spirits.
In this “Blind Tasting Challenge,” Nick Taylor, of Taylor & Taylor Whiskey Co., will take you through a brief history of rum, how it is made and how each style is distinct from one another. Nick will show you the difference between great rum and swill and he will equip you with the knowledge you need to blind identify the different types of rum in this interactive and very fun class. There will be a blind tasting competition with a great prize for the winner!