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

https://open.spotify.com/embed/track/0ey9VL7lFerteaCVvahKYV

Apparently,
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