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Old 08-16-2011, 10:13 AM   #2
Edward Hamilton
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I believe that rum, like a growing number of US rums, is made with sugar cane sugar as opposed to molasses. Fresh cane juice is difficult to source, unless you have a distillery next to a sugar mill. Syrup isn't practical to transport, though some distillers tell you that they are using sugar cane syrup. All of the distillers in the US that I know that are using sugar cane syrup are making their syrup out of cane sugar. Syrup sounds a lot better, or so they think, on marketing literature and websites.
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