1. John Crow Batty Rum 160 Proof (80% alcohol) is the strongest rum in the world! Originating in Jamaica, this white rum is Jamaica’s version of moonshine. John Crow Batty Rum was so named due to it being stronger than the stomach acids of the wild “John Crow” vultures, which snack on decaying meat – Yew, can you imagine that after burn!
  1. The most expensive rum in the world is a 1940s bottle of J. Wray & Nephew worth $54,000!!!! Say whaaaaaaat!
  1. Speaking of J. Wray & Nephew , it is also one of Jamaica’s oldest rum producers, and one of the country’s biggest rum exporters.
  1. Mount Gay Rum the oldest existing brand of rum in the world. Started in the 1703, this bad boy just keeps on giving.
  1. To ward off scurvy, The British Navy (less than 50 years ago) still gave rations of rum to its sailors. Little did they know, it was actually the dash of lime added to the rum that kept the scurvy at bay – Any excuse, hey.
  1. Rum contains around 230 calories per 100 grams of its consumption. It contains absolutely no carbohydrates and fat! The energy is provided from its alcohol content – send another my way
  1. Because of the anti-microbial properties of alcohol, rum can be consumed when a person is suffering from common cold. It is known to provide a soothing and warming effect.
  1. Consuming rum can combat peripheral artery diseases. Research shows that it helps in restricting artery blockages. It acts as a blood thinner and also increases HDL cholesterol. Heart attacks can be reduced by it – it just keeps getting better and better!
  1. Rum Reduces Anxiety. Even a single serving can lower one’s anxiety and can lead to a good night’s rest
  1. Rum has a not so humble beginning. It was at the epicenter of the infamous ‘slavery triangle’, which operated from the late 16th to the early 19th centuries