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Let’s have some fun!!!! Instagram or Tweet us photos of your Rum drinking activities that you get up to on Thursday 16 August for the official National Rum day.

Come and have a Rum with us at Umdlalo Lodge & Zizi’s Restaurant to celebrate Rum day this year!

So what exactly is rum?
Rum is a distilled clear alcoholic beverage which is a byproduct in molasses production or made directly from sugarcane juice.  After the fermentation and distillation process, most rum is aged in wooden oak barrels.

In celebration of National Rum day here are some interesting Rum facts and trivia that you might not have known.

  • Rum Facts – Rum was manufactured, distilled, and made long before any other spirit. It’s history is a vast one filled with stories, and fables. It was the first branded spirit made.
  • Rum Facts – Rations of rum were given to sailors in the Royal Navy to be mixed with lime juice because it fought off the scurvy.
  • Rum Trivia – When wealthy titles were given to parsons, they were thanked with a glass of rum.
  • Rum Trivia – In Australia, the rum hospital can recognize rum as it as its chief contributor of revenues that were generated via the rum exports they were known for.
  • Rum Facts – Triangular trade was introduced as slaves were traded for rum, sugars, and other items that were all carrying missionaries- this was known as ‘rum and bible.’
  • Rum Facts – The infamous Admiral Nelson that died in the Battle of Tralfager, had his body preserved in a cask of rum before it was laid to rest.
  • Rum Trivia – One of the famous drinks known as a rum sour was created in Barbados and served in a conch shell.
  • Rum Trivia – More than 80 percent of the world’s rum sources originate in Puerto Rico. This is because of the sugar cane that is used in the product that comes from the area as well.
  • Rum Facts – Extended barrel aging of rum can produce a darker color due to the way it is aged in the wooden casks and barrels.
  • Rum Trivia – Twelve million gallons of rum were consumed annually by the early colonists.
  • Rum Facts – The ration of rum that was given to the sailors of the Royal Navy was often referred to as a “tot o’ rum.”

Based in Umtentweni on the KZN South Coast, Umdlalo Lodge is an upmarket Four-Star Guest Lodge with eight luxurious air conditioned en suite bedrooms plus a romantic honeymoon suite. We have flexible capability to host day conferences for up to 60 delegates. Zizi’s Restaurant, also a unique venue of taste, is located within the lodge. Completing the ‘all under one roof package’ is a fashionable Ladies Bar overlooking a substantial veranda with sea view.

For more information on our exquisite accommodation, delectable dishes and unbelievable function packages, please contact us (039) 695-0224 | reservations@umdlalolodge.co.za

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Source: http://pussersrum.com/logbook/rum-fun-facts-and-trivia/