### How strong is rum? Is it 40%/80 proof? What does that

15-3-2008Once this was done the level of alcohol was then proved hence the word proof as in proof of alcohol By todays standard proof is exquivalent to a half of a percent of alcohol meaning 200 proof is alcohol 80 proof is the common amount for most hard liquors and is subsequently 40% alcohol Something 42 proof would be 21%

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