Welcome to all those interested in the lore of Rum, a beverage with a secret and fascinating history!

When I wrote “Rum: A Global History,” there were things that had to be left out, some for space considerations, some because they were interesting stories or images but not vital to the book. A lot of fascinating information wasn’t included because I didn’t receive it before the book went to press.

This website will not duplicate the book, but will expand on the information and ideas that are there, and provide a place to stretch out and discuss the more controversial aspects of rum history. I welcome questions and will conduct research to answer any inquiries you may have. I would like this to be a place where you can contribute to the understanding of what rum has been at various times and places – some periods are not well documented, and if you have data you are willing to share, there is a community of beverage history aficionados who will be grateful.

Read on, preferably with a glass of something interesting at hand…

Richard Foss

P.S. – To buy the book, please go to your local bookstore and support a resource in your community. Most good stores can order it if it isn’t in stock. If you don’t have a local bookstore, I suggest buying online at Alibris.com, which supports local institutions and seems to report sales to authors in an honest manner. If you would like to know more about me and my writing, mosey over to my page at richardfoss.com