The sweetest kill

Ironically, I was listening to Sweetest Kill by Broken Social Scene, while I found today’s xkcd, and subsequently read the article on the Great Boston Molases Flood

Molasses can be fermented to produce rum and ethanol, the active ingredient in other alcoholic beverages and a key component in the manufacturing of munitions.

I wonder if how many bottles of rum were produced and consume in order to solve this problem