Rum is a really varied category with a vibrant tropical heritage - offering a rich range of flavors and styles, from light white rums excellent for mixing in cocktails, to dark characterful aged rums, perfect for sipping on their own.
Rum can only be produced by sugar cane by-products (either molasses or sugar cane juice), fermented, distilled, and sometimes aged.
While rum can be aged anywhere (in oak or other casks), it can only be distilled in a sugar cane growing country.
Light rums are usually distilled in a continuous still while heavy rums are usually distilled in a pot still.
Appearance, flavors and aromas differ widely from a white rum (neutral and dry) to a golden (tropical fruit and dry to off-dry) or a dark rum (dried fruits, spice, toffee for a sweet spirit).
CHECK OUT THESE RUM BRANDS FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THEIR STYLE AND RANGE:
Classic spiced and dark rums taking their name from the intrepid 17th century buccaneer. Today Captain Morgan is one of the world's best-selling rums.
Myers's Rum is 100 per cent Jamaican Rum using only pure Jamaican molasses.
Produced in Venezuela: Pampero is intense, sweet and spicy, with a delicious, long, lingering finish.
Zacapa is crafted at 7,500 feet above sea level in the Guatemalan highlands to develop subtle, spiced flavours of delicious, raisined fruit.