- "Most, but not all, rums come from Puerto Rico and the West Indies"
- "Premium rums are made from small batches of aged and gently distilled rum"
- "Other rums are aged in stainless steel tanks"
- "Ron Añejo means a rum that has been significantly aged"
I believe that Mr. Foley could have avoided some of the confusion by elaborating on each fact, rather than simply stating it in a brief sentence, especially the ones dealing with controversial topics, such as aging (for the record, storage in stainless steel containers is NOT aging).
Another suggestion for the second edition -and I do hope there will be one, as the world needs more books about this wonderful spirit- is to maintain the lists of rum distillers and rum websites on-line, and provide a link to these lists on the book, this way the content can be dynamically updated to allow it to reflect the changing times.
I recommend this book to those looking to enhance their libraries with a collection of food and drink recipes. Serious rum enthusiasts looking for more -and more accurate- rum facts, however, will be disappointed.