7 Fathoms under the Sea: Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

A fathom is 1.8288 meters and is used for measurement, especially measuring the depth of water.  So 7 x 1.8288 is 12.9016 meters under the sea (for Americans, that is roughly 42.3 feet).  On Grand Cayman Island, they have the most unusual thing that is seven fathoms under the sea.

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

No, not that distillery contraption above, but rather that is where 7 Fathoms under the Sea store the rum they make when it is ready to be bottled.  According to them, when aging a spirit, one of the most important factors is the temperature and the humidity.  Underneath the sea, you can find the perfect conditions.

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The constant push and pull of the waves and the tides mimic the touch of a distiller rotating their barrels in a cellar.  This is done to diffuse the molecules through the barrel and according to them, the waves are able to massage the rum with consistency and steady precision.

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

I never really thought about how rum or any type of liquor was made, but I found this concept very interesting.  Now I don’t know much about this subject, but I do know a great rum when I taste one and this one was awesome.

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

The man holds two bottles of Rum at Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands. Trying to decide if he should buy more.

 Ok, admittedly, the more “taste” tests I tried, the less clear my mind could think!

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

and my camera had some issues too!  Hopefully, I won’t go to #Hell!

Seven Fathoms Rum, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands 

 

 

 

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