As you probably read in the previous post, this rum’s place of origin is Barbados, the famous Caribbean island, and it seems that dates back more than 370 years. Here are some interesting facts about this coconut liqueur along with different variations, how it’s made and others:
1. Let’s start with the origins of “rum” word. It is believed that rum comes either from the Latin “saccharum officinarum”-sugar cane, or from English slang word “rumbullion”-uproar or from the Malaysian drink called “brum” – a traditional drink made from sugar cane. Although these are plausible origins, it seems that rum word comes from Barbados, when in 1654 it was first heard about the “Barbados liquors, called rum”. There it seems that rum, with its stronger alcohol level, was used to cure tropics affections as colds and tiredness.
2. The Malibu Rum’s major ingredient is coconut
3. How is made: the main process is this – local Caribbean sugar mixed with pure water and selected barm. The barm turns the sugar into alcohol which is kept in oak barrels for about two years. After this period, the aged drink is mixed with natural coconut extract and becomes the famous Malibu Coconut Rum everybody enjoy drinking.
4. After this whole process, the Malibu Coconut Rum is bottled in Brighton along with other products like Cockspur, Gilbeys and Popov, by West Indies Rum Distillery Ltd.
5. Numerous other variations of Malibu Rum naturally appeared after the coconut one. Those that worth a mention are Malibu Mango, Passion fruit and Pineapple. However, its very first variation was Malibu Lime, which hit only Barbados and France’s shelves, with poor responses from drinkers.
Hope you enjoyed this little “data sheet” post, however, if you find something to add or to “repair” please feel free to post a comment.