Sugar can be made into rum.
Sugar first reached Europe through the Arab Empire, founders of the world's first sugar industry. Production of the sweet eventually spread to Spain and Portugal during their time under Arab rule. Once those nations re-established their sovereignty, sugar production spread with their empires across the sea. It became the primary export of the Portuguese colony of Brazil, which soon established dominance over the world's tastiest trade. The nation remains the world's primary producer of sugar to this day.