Rum Curious: An Indispensable Tasting Guide

Rich in detail, very well-written and easy to read, Rum Curious is poised to be an essential Rum manual for bartenders and rum lovers.

pictures: Vangelis Patsialos

rum curious

rum curious

rum curious

Who would you recommend this book to?
– Rum Curious is poised to be an essential drinks manual for those who desire to understand rum: bartenders, cocktail experts, at-home cocktail enthusiasts and those seeking to enhance their knowledge in rum history, present and future.

When was this book published?
–  June 2017

Who is the author?
Fred Minnick is the author of Rum Curious Book. He lives in Louisville, Ky., and has authored six books, including a Wall Street Journal bestseller, a ForeWord Reviews Gold winner and Spirited Award winner. He writes for international periodicals.

So, what’s so special about this book?
 – Rum is the most versatile and varied spirit in the world. It is consumed neat as a sipping drink, on the rocks, and in a dizzying variety of cocktails like the mai tai, mojito, and pina colada. In Rum Curious, author Fred Minnick :

  • first takes the reader on a whirlwind tour of the world of rum  (short history and origins)
  • describes its many styles (unaged, aged, dark, agricole, solera, flavored, Gargano’s proposed categories)
  • refers to the rules and regulations and explains a great variety of
    – fermenting
    – distilling
    – maturing processes (ageing)
  • highlights distillers and distilleries
  • teaches the reader about tasting rum, revealing the experience offered by brands ranging from the familiar to the unusual and obscure
  • gives tips to identify sugared-up rums
  • provides recipes for
    – classic and
    – innovative rum cocktails from around the world.

Rum Curious is the one book the reader will need to understand and appreciate rum in all its glorious variety. You have to read it. Seriously.

Want to buy Rum Curious? Here are the links for bookdepository or amazon

Read also:

Amaro: The Spirited World of Bittersweet, Herbal Liqueurs

Smuggler’s Cove: The Book


Spyros Patsialos
Γνωστός και ως Gin Guru, είναι ο δημιουργός του Υπήρξε bartender από το 2000 ως το 2014 και γράφει για το αλκοόλ από το 2009. Το 2010 κατέλαβε την 6η θέση στον παγκόσμιο διαγωνισμό του G’Vine και από τότε εξειδικεύεται στο Gin. Έχει διατελέσει κριτής σε δεκάδες διαγωνισμούς cocktail στην Ελλάδα, αλλά και στην Ibiza και την Κύπρο. Το 2011 επιλέχθηκε για τη συμμετοχή του στο project του ούζου “πλωμάρι” και το 2014 εκπροσώπησε την Ελλάδα για το Campari Worldwide Negroni Project. Από το 2009 γράφει για το αλκοόλ και τα κοκτέιλ. Άρθρα του έχουν δημοσιευθεί σε free press, στο FINE Drinking Magazine και στο Bars and Coffee Magazine.
Spyros Patsialos
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