Bush rum is the perfect storm of many West Indian traditions.
First, you have the bush. A little arrowroot for this, a little “love vine” for that.
Then, of course, you’ve got the rum. In this case, Wray & Nephew’s overproof rum. (126-proof or 63% alcohol by volume!)
Put those two together, mix in some family pride in having a better recipe than your neighbor, throw in a dash of the mysterious for no one wanting to reveal their unique methods, let that sit for entirely too long and you’ve got a recipe for an adventurous night on the town in Montserrat.