Rum is an alcoholic beverage that was drunk in large quantities by British soldiers during the Peninsular and First World Wars and by civilians in more recent times.
- "There's naught, no doubt, so much the spirit calms as rum and true religion." -- Lord Byron
- "The chief fuddling they make in the island is Rumbullion, alias Kill-Divil, and this is made of sugar canes distilled, a hot, hellish, and terrible liquor". -- 17th Century account
- "Fifteen men on the dead man's chest-Yo-ho-ho, and a bottle of rum!" -- Robert Louis Stevenson, Treasure Island
- "Don't talk to me about naval tradition. It's nothing but rum, sodomy, and the lash." -- Attributed to, and denied by, Winston Churchill
- "Where I go, I hope there's rum" - Jimmy Buffett
- "But why's the rum gone?" - Johnny Depp as "Captain Jack Sparrow", The Pirates of the Carribean: The Curse of the Black Pearl
- "Hide the rum." - Johnny Depp as "Captain Jack Sparrow", The Pirates of the Carribean: Dead Man's Chest
- "I prefer rum. Rum is good." - Captain Jack Sparrow, Pirates of the Caribbean:At World's End
- "Rum's not drinking, it's surviving! - Robert Shaw as "Romer Treece" in the movie "The Deep"