Rum

Time flies when you’re having Rum.

Sweet sweet rum. This wonderfully sweet spirit is made form sugar cane byproducts and is distilled all over the world. Primarily, rum is produced the most in the Caribbean and Latin American nations. The exact origin of Rum is debatable, with some historians pointing to the Eastern Mediterranean as its site of inception. Regardless, rum has thrived throughout the centuries and has been the spirit of choice for many notable groups in history such as the Royal Navy, privateers in the golden age of piracy, the American Revolution, and during Prohibition in the United States. Rum has also been developed into several variations such as:

  • Dark Rum, which is usually made from caramelized sugar or molasses. They are generally aged longer, in heavily charred barrels, giving them much stronger flavor.

  • Silver Rums, are also referred to as "light" or "white" rums, in general, have very little flavor aside from a general sweetness. Their milder flavors make them popular for use in mixed drinks, as opposed to drinking them straight.

  • Gold Rums, are also called "amber" rums, are medium-bodied rums that are generally aged. These gain their dark color from aging in wooden barrels.

  • Spiced Rums, obtain their flavors through the addition of spices and, sometimes, caramel. Most are darker in colour, and based on gold rums. Among the spices added are cinnamon, rosemary, absinthe/aniseed, pepper, cloves, and cardamom.

  • Flavored Rums, are infused with flavors of fruits, such as banana, mango, orange, pineapple, coconut, starfruit or lime. They mostly serve to flavor similarly-themed tropical drinks but are also often drunk neat or with ice.

  • Overproof Rums, are much higher than the standard 40% ABV (80 proof), with many as high as 75% (150 proof) to 80% (160 proof) available.

Rum Recipes

“Drinking rum before 10 am makes you a pirate, not an alcoholic.”
— Granger Smith