National Rum Day Quiz Answers

National Rum Day Quiz Answers

1. What is the oldest brand of rum in the world?
Mount Gay from Barbados, founded in 1703

2. What is the strongest rum in the world?
Sunset Very Strong Rum from St. Vincent. At 84.5% abv (169 proof), you can use it as a disinfectant, barbeque starter and as a mixer for a deliciously strong rum punch.

3. It is reported that ____________ had two drinks of rum before taking his famous ride.
Paul Revere. The stories are unproven, but still surface as lore.

4. What is the most expensive rum in the world?
Four remaining bottles of “Wray and Nephew” rum from the 1940’s. Approximate value? $40,000 per bottle.

5.  Sailors in the British Navy were given rations of rum to prevent what disease?
Scurvy – however, it was the lime (Vitamin C) that they added to the rum that actually prevented the disease.

6. Which US President served a barrel of Mount Gay Rum at his inaugural party?
George Washington who purportedly ordered a barrel of the finest aged Barbados rum for the event.

7. Which of the following is not a nickname for rum?
a. rumbullion
b. kill-devil
c. nelson’s blood
d. pirate’s drink
e. cup o’ tot
f. rumbastion
g. navy neaters
h. splice the main brace
i. demon water
e. cup o’ tot – all of the other names above have been used at some point as nicknames for rum!