Cuba Rum Festival

The First International Cuban Rum Festival is underway in Cuba as reported by Granma International, Fidel’s party rag. Apparently several hundred “experts” from over 30 countries are in attendance.

Lectures, analyses of alcoholic drinks, and debates on the exclusivity of these products comprise a full, three-day schedule, which will include visits to factories and talks by experts in diverse related spheres.

Maybe these experts will also have a chance of tasting the rum that most Cubans – Cubans without dollars – drink. They call them Cagaitos and are made from sugar cane. Once the cane is distilled and bottled it needs to be fermented. They dig a hole in the ground, place human feces into the bottle and then bury it.

Cagaitos means Little Shits.

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