Originally Posted by luda007
I am wondering what classification rumbullion would fall under?
I started a brown sugar/honey mix to try something new.
I've heard molasses and water makes rumbullion and then is distilled into rum.
I was wondering of brown sugar & honey would be considered a mead?
I have no idea what you're alluding too, as the term "rumbullion" is rather archaic and whether it went on to be contracted to "rum" or whether it describes another product/material seems to be unclear.
After all, rum itself, is just distilled by products from the cane sugar production or even sugar cane juice itself that has been fermented and then distilled (stored for ageing etc in oak barrels, etc etc etc).
I can't say whether a honey and brown sugar mix would be considered a mead. As the brown sugar would just produce a higher ABV and you may get a small amount of residual flavour, but equally you might get a mead that you can add a small amount of molasses too, to achieve the same result, but with a better depth of honey flavour.
So as far as I can find out, "rumbullion" would probably fall into the "distilled spirits" products, unless you mean something completely different...