Re: FYI - the actual "proof" of 18th/19th century rum
- Dear Damian and List-
> Having recently completed an experiment for an upcoming book,Looking forward to it!
>the actual strength of rum in the early 19th century to be 100 proofWhere did you get early 19th C. rum and gin to test?
>by today's standards. Gin was also 100 proof. Makes sense why the
>rum was often watered down prior to being issued.