Rum's not just for spring break and pirates anymore. With boutique high-quality rums coming onto the scene, this often-overlooked spirit is back on the local scene in a big way. Born from a nefarious past bred of piracy, the slave trade, and organized crime, rum is distilled from sugarcane (rhum agricole) or its by-product molasses.
The "Minister of Rum," Chicago-based Ed Hamilton, says that "Chicago was behind a little bit on the rum front, but we're catching up quickly." Check out the map to see his, and more, recommendations.
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