When you think "rum" you probably think about the Caribbean, as that area has a rich (and unfortunately, fraught) history of producing sugar cane and subsequently, rum.

However, any sugar cane-producing area is a potential candidate for rum production. Until last year, Texas was the fourth largest sugar can producer in the U.S. Sadly, the closure of sugar cane mills may see Texas dry up as a sugar cane producer.

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Luckily we live in a time when ingredients can be outsourced if required, so we needn't worry about not having any Texas-made rums yet.

If you're looking to build a Texas-made bar, or are just looking for unique, exciting, and delicious rums, here are four great choices to add to your cabinet. Most are available at your nearest Texas-owned Spec's Liquor, so you can truly do it all, Texas-style.

Sweet, Mellow & Warm: A Look At Texas Best Rum Brands

While Texas-made rums are rare, there are still stand-out examples that deserve a space in your Texas bar- whether you like your rums neat or as the base of a delicious cocktail.

Gallery Credit: Renee Raven

Rich & Smooth: A Look At Texas Best Whiskey Brands

Although the "tradition" of Texas whiskey distillation doesn't go very deep into the past (at least legally) we still have an array of impressive and delicious micro-distilleries that are creating uniquely delicious Texas spirits.

Gallery Credit: Renee Raven

Sticky Fingers: Texas Folks Confess What They've STOLEN From Restaurants

Of course, you would never steal from a restaurant, but apparently, some Texans are downright kleptomaniacs. These answers to "What have you stolen from a restaurant" went from relatable to surprising, and from harmless to eyebrow-raising.

Gallery Credit: Renee Raven

 

 

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