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Old 11-15-2011, 07:53 PM   #34
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True enough.

And this is where we go into the broader discussion of barrel entry proof. American straight whiskey has to enter below 62.5% abv, but clearly there are no such requirements for pretty much any rum-producing country (does the AOC Martinique have an entry proof requirement? Or is it just subsumed in the distillation proof requirement?).

It would be interesting to know what the entry proofs are for Jamaican/Guyanese rums. Water extracts different aromatic compounds from wood than alcohol (one of the reasons Wild Turkey can be so perfumed is its lower entry proof).
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