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Sugar was the gold of the Caribbean. It was produced from sugar canes and could be sold expensively in Europe in the 17th and 17th century. Rum is made of molasses – a side product during the production of cane sugar. Because of Europe´s own sugar production from sugar beets, the trade with sugar became less important. However the rum making in the Caribbean stayed significant. Each island has its own rum. The type of sugar, the soil, the climate and the storage time are responsible for the various rum flavours. The way of handling and storage in different barrels is also relevant for the taste. To present the best-known drink of the Caribbean, the festival invited a rum expert. Friday, Suterday and Sunday between 6:00 pm and 7:00 pm, he will introduce four different types of high quality rum at the rum tent (in front of the ARTE movie tent). He will also talk about the origin and the production of the different types of rum. The visitors can also taste different cocktails and types of rum at the Havana Club and the open air lounge. We succeeded in bringing rum from Barbados, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, Cuba, Martinique, Reunion, Trinidad and Venezuela to Würzburg. It is allowed to taste in a modest way!