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Grog is Rum and varying amounts of water.
Thomas Trotter, "Written on board the Berwick," in Notes & Queries, Series 1, 1781
- "A mighty bowl on deck he drew.
- And filled it to the brink;
- Such drank the Burford's gallant crew,
- And such the gods shall drink,
- The sacred robe which Vernon wore
- Was drenched within the same;
- And hence his virtues guard our shore,
- And Grog derives its name.
"Maryland Journal", 21st May 1788
"Rum, Whiskey, Brandy, Gin, Stinkibus, Bitters, Toddy, Grog, Slings and fifty other liquors all come under the denomination of spirits".