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RumXP: Dave Broom

Dave Broom has written a classic book about Rum.

Rum: The Manual is a book about how to drink rum of all kinds. It's about classic rums and new-generation rums, about rhum agricole and about premium aged rums, about rums from all over the world. It's about rum enjoyed with cola and ginger beer and about the best rum for a classic daiquiri. And, it's about rum cocktails that ooze style and personality. Above all, it's about enjoying your rum in all kinds of ways.

uClearly explained, comprehensive, and brilliantly illustrated with gorgeous photos, it's the next best thing to actually being in the Caribbean. Not only a comprehensive study of the manufacture and history of rum, but also a characterful travelogue of a fascinating region. This book was one of reasons Dave won the Glenfiddich Spirits Writer of the Year award.

Dave also wrote the book about Black Tot Rum, featuring the rich history, the context within navy culture, the blending of tropical spirits, the rituals and customs that made rum an integral part of navy life until July 31, 1970, when the last drop of naval rum was issued: Black Tot Day.

Dave Broom is an award-winning author specializing in spirits. He has been writing about drinks for more
than 25 years and has twice won a Glenfiddich Award for Drinks Book of the Year and for Drinks Writer of the Year. In 2013 he won the prestigious IWSC Communicator of the Year award and in 2015 Best Cocktail & Spirits Writer at Tales of the Cocktail. Dave is editor-in-chief of Whisky Magazine: Japan, consultant editor to Whisky Magazine (UK, USA, France, and Spain) and a lead columnist on Whisky Advocate (USA). He also contributes to many national and international magazines and is actively involved in spirits education and training globally.

He is also chief engineer for scotchwhisky.com

Dave's previous books include The World Atlas of Whisky(now in its second edition), Whisky: The Manual and Gin: The Manual.

Dave Broom has written many fine spirit theme books, including
• Whiskey: The Manual
• The World Atlas of Whisky
• The Complete Bartender's Guide
• New American Bartender's Handbook
• Handbook of Whisky

London, England UK

author of Rum: The Manual
author of Black Tot Rum
contributor to Whiskey Magazine


Dave Broom