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Modern Caribbean Rum

Modern Caribbean Rum

850 pages take you deep inside the rum world. Detailed overviews of 75 distilleries in 20 Caribbean countries, and much more. Winner of the 2023 Spirited Award for Best New Book on Drinks Culture, History, or Spirits.

Hardcover, 850 pages

ISBN 978-0-578-27139-2
Regular price $80.00 USD
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Modern Caribbean Rum is the is the ultimate rum guide for enthusiasts and professionals alike. 850 pages and 900 images tell the story of Caribbean rum as never before.

Part One: Chapters on rum basics, rum's history, classifications, and misconceptions.

Part Two: Six chapters covering source material, fermentation, distillation, aging, blending, and flavor science at a deep level while remaining easy to read.

Part Three: The business of rum. Chapters on the types of rum brands, bulk and sourced rum, geographical indications, trade organizations, and much more.

Part Four: Over 500 pages take you inside 75 distilleries in 20 Caribbean rum-making regions, including Mount Gay, Appleton, Foursquare, Bacardi, Worthy Park, Saint-James, and Diplomatico.

Customer Reviews

Based on 8 reviews
Owen Starr
Modern run Bible

It's a super educational book that lets you know where rum comes from, How It's Made, it's history, in depth look at the distilleries making it today, and an interesting part the business. Great writing as well. comprehensive without being obtuse or redundant. Very up-to-date and representative of the word modern in the title. I can guarantee you that even a rum enthusiast would be very well educated reading this book.

Nikkhil Shirodkar
Rum essential

An indispensable resource for anyone who is even remotely interested in rum, it's history, production, chemistry et al. A tip of my hat to Matt & Carrie for their incredible efforts on putting this brilliant book together. Cheers guys🥃


Another amazing book for cocktail fanatics from WonkPress. Aye, Captain, she’s a big ‘un!


This book is simply stunning. It is truly the Bible of Modern Caribbean Rum. And the design is just amazing. Can’t put it down (even though it is very heavy).


Amazing comprehensive bible of Caribbean rum!