Havana's Rum Museum
Rum has a special alcoholic
status in Cuba, and this museum
includes a sordid history.
Rum production was involved with the
slave trade, ingredients such as sugar
cane and perhaps molasses, produced
by slave labor. This mural at the Rum
Museum does not hide the role of slavery.
From a nearby African art gallery is this
painting of a slave revolt. Slavery is a
large part of Cuban history.
The rum sample was unpleasant. Far
superior was this Daiquiri, served at
Havana's Floridita Bar, a favorite bar of
American novelist Ernest Hemingway.