Never Spend More Than $40 on a Bottle of Rum

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When it comes to rum, misinformation runs wild and “connoisseurship is scarce,” states First We Feast’s 101 on rum. Though its popularity has remained constant throughout the centuries, the spirit’s complex history renders the category enigmatic. Paul McGee of Chicago’s tiki lounge Three Dots and a Dash shares his expertise on the subject in seven key facts. A flip through the bartender’s notes will take you from muddled to enlightened. Not only does he shed light on the facts that rum was first made in Europe and its color has little to do with flavor profiles, he shares his secrets to never spending more that $40 on a good bottle of the stuff. Thank you, Mr. McGee. [First We Feast] [Image: Flickr/christophersachs]