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Re: FYI - the actual "proof" of 18th/19th century rum

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  • Radford
    Dear Damian and List- ... Looking forward to it! ... Where did you get early 19th C. rum and gin to test? Cheers! Radford Polinsky
    Message 1 of 12 , Jun 29, 2011
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      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 proof
      >by today's standards. Gin was also 100 proof. Makes sense why the
      >rum was often watered down prior to being issued.

      Where did you get early 19th C. rum and gin to test?

      Cheers!

      Radford Polinsky
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