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Fire Destroys 65K Liters of Rum in Jamaica

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A fire broke out in a sugar cane field yesterday in Trelawny, Jamaica, destroying more than 65,000 liters of rum.

The field is located behind the Long Pond sugar factory and distillery, which both stores the material integral to rum production and distills the spirit.


No injuries were reported, according to “Jamaica Observer.”

Seagram CEO Samuel Bronfman purchased the distillery from the Jamaican government in the 1940s and began producing what is now known as Captain Morgan. Long Pond is now part of National Rums of Jamaica, which owns three other distilleries.

It’s sure been a rough year for lost alcohol.

Locations: Jamaica Trelawny
Brands: Long Pond
Series & Type: News

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