Jamaican Rum & Sugar: 1655 to the Present

January 18, 2020 | 11am-12:15pm | $40.00

La Mansion Hotel, San Miguel Room

Alexander Kong

The Spanish colonized Jamaica in 1494. 

The British captured Jamaica in 1655. 

Jamaica gained Independence in 1962. 

Throughout the years the island has developed agriculturally, financially and culturally. From fishing village to home of the wickedest pirates to the largest sugar producer for the British to an island nation struggling to break free of the years of colonization - the development and growth of the Sugar industry (and consequently the rum industry) in Jamaica has ebbed and flowed from influences both on and off the island. Zan will take you on a journey through the highs and lows of Jamaica's history and then explore the modern day island rum culture.