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Rum is an alcoholic liquor made from sugar cane by-products such as molasses and sugar cane juice which are fermented and destilled. The distillate, a clear liquid, is aged in oak casks. Rum is chiefly produced in the Caribbean and along the Demerara river in South America, but also in Australia and India. Famous for its association with piracy and the Royal Navy. There are dark rums, golden rums and white rums (actually clear in colour), and famous brands include: A mixture of rum and water (in varying proportions) is known as grog. This was issued as a daily ration to sailors in the Royal Navy. Officers, naturally, took their rum unwatered.

See also: List of Puerto Rican rums, Bay rum

Rum (or Rhum) is the name of one of the Small Isles (a subgroup of the Inner Hebrides) off the west coast of Scotland.\n