Today (August 16) is National Rum Day.  To conduct the Candela Mamajuana’s National Rum Day Survey, the data scientists at Candela Mamajuana [www.drinkcandela.com] — the first premium spiced rum specialty drink from the Dominican Republic — asked 700 Americans over the age of 21 their opinions around everyone’s favorite Caribbean concoction.

>> 25% SAY DRINKING RUM MAKES THEM FEEL LIKE THEY ARE ON VACATION
Some 32% of Americans say they like their rum drinks tropical and nearly 25% say that rum is their vacation drink of choice. 22% said that rum fueled some of their best times.

>> 64% OF AMERICANS OVER THE AGE OF 21 LIKE RUM
Their preferences vary on the type of rum — 66% for light rum, 33% for dark —but over all, a sizable portion of the drinking public like the spirit with 15% saying they love it and nearly 6% calling it their favorite.

TOP 5 RUM DRINKS

  1. Rum and Coke (30%)
  2. Pina Colada (19%)
  3. Long Island Iced Tea (15%)
  4. Daiquiri (11%)
  5. Shots (7%)