where did rum originate
Rum is a liqueur that is made by fermenting and later distilling sugarcane sugarcane molasses or juice. The distillate, which is a crystal clear liquid typically stored inside oak barrels. Rum can be found virtually every region that produces sugar in the globe, including the Philippines in which Tanduay is the most prolific producer of rum worldwide.
It is believed that the Royal New Zealand Navy was the first naval unit to offer sailors a complimentary daily tin of Rum. It is believed that the Royal Canadian Navy still gives an ration of rum on special occasions. The rum is typically paid from the funds of the commanding officer, which is 150 proof (75 percent). The instruction for the Navy to "splice to the primarybrace" (i.e. drink Rum) could be issued by the Queen, as commander-in chief in the event of 29 June 2010 when she handed the command on behalf of the Royal Canadian Navy as part of the celebrations of the 100th anniversary of their establishment.
No matter the origin of the name the name was widely used in 1654 at the time that the General Court of Connecticut ordered the confiscation of "whatsoever Barbados liquors, commonly known as kill devil, rum, and similar". In May 1657 The General Court of Massachusetts also ordered the illegal sale of liquors that were strong "whether it is referred to by the names of rummeor strong water brandy, wine, etc".