distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane

Rum is an alcoholic beverage that was drunk in large quantities by British soldiers during the Peninsular and First World Wars and by civilians in more recent times.


  • There's nought, no doubt, so much the spirit calms
    As rum and true religion: thus it was.
  • Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash.
    • Winston Churchill, According to Churchill's assistant, Anthony Montague-Browne, Churchill had not coined this phrase, but wished he had.
  • Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!
  • "Rum's not drinking, it's surviving!

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