Jamaican Rum History: The Appleton Estate

Situated in the fruitful Nassau Valley on both sides of the Black River in the South-West of Jamaica, Appleton Estate is the oldest and most well-known sugar estate in Jamaica. Its roots date back to 1655 when the English seized Jamaica from the Spaniards. By 1749 Appleton Estate was an settled rum-distilling sugar plantation. It […]
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Kill-Devil drink: Jamaican Rum history

The production of alcoholic drinks from corn, rice, sugar cane, barley and other natural resources is age-old. The English were the pioneers that started to make rum from fermented sugar cane. It is believed the word rum was first used in Barbados in 1620s describing a stimulating, rugged, unpleasant and heavy beverage made from sugar […]
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