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History of Rum

Rum extracted liquor made from sugar cane crops, is a by-product of sugar produce molasses. At some point in the 1600s, somebody distilled this fermented molasses, and rum was born. Later on, the refinement of these alcoholic spinoffs intense the alcohol by removing impurities, creating the primary true rums. 

It was called “rumbullion” and by 1660’s was abbreviated to rum. For rums from Spanish colonies the word ron is utilized and ron añejo implies a aged rum. Rhum is used for rums from French colonies, whilst rhum vieux is termed an aged French rum. It incorporates light weight-bodied rums, typified by those of Central America and Puerto Rico, and the stronger and richer-flavored rums of Barbados, Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. 

Types of Rum

Distillers can produce infinite types of rums by using various purification methods. The classes and differences applied to explain rum vary on the place where a rum was produced. The main varieties are Gold rums, light rum, Dark rums and Flavored/ Aromatic rums .

Gold rums,

gain their color from maturing in wooden casks, are medium-bodied and can be deemed a center between light rum and dark.

Light rums,

also described as ‘silver’ or ‘white’ rums, have got very modest flavor aside from a usual sweetness. They are occasionally filtered after aging to remove any color, allowing in a mellow taste makes it a great option for many cocktails.

Dark rums

are distinguished by their color. They are usually aged longer, in thick scorched casks, giving them a richer complex flavor profile. Traces of spices can be identified, alongside with a solid molasses or honey overtone.

Flavored/ Aromatic rums 

are infused and feature different added flavors like coconut, peach, lime and different tropical fruits after fermentation and purification, whilst spiced rums obtain their flavors through with adding of spices such as cinnamon, pepper, aniseed and tamarind.

White rum

ages very briefly and then undergo a filtering process. It's clear, and its dry taste makes it a good choice for many cocktails. Dark rum ages for long periods of time, and you can sip it on its own thanks to its complex flavor profile. Spiced varieties result from the addition of different spices, which enhance the notes originated from barrel aging. There are also golden rums, which age for longer than white ones but are still a good choice for cocktails. Aromatic rums feature different added flavors like coconut, mango, lime and other tropical fruits. 

Mixing Rums

Light white rums are blended with many distinct fruit juices or coconut water to make exotic cocktails like like mai tai, and alongside with dark rums lit up with cola and comparable additives like mint leaves. Devoted rum bars are becoming popular, and the real astute consumer realizes that high quality rum is rated with the very best of spirits.

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