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The Different Kinds of Rum

 

Produced across the Caribbean and Latin America, rum is a versatile spirit distilled from sugarcane or molasses that also has tremendous historical significance because of its ties to major trading routes. Like most spirits, it comes in a variety of different styles so we did a little research to find out more about the most common types of rum that are available. Without further ado, the different types of rum.

Light rum:
Also known as:  White or silver rum, has nearly no color with a light flavor.
It is filtered multiple times to remove any impurities and is not aged very long. This is the most common rum in a Mojito. A classic example of a light rum would be Bacardi Superior Light Rum.

Gold rum:
Also known as: Amber rum.
This rum has been aged in wooden casks for some period of time, differing from distiller to distiller, which gives the spirit its signature color. Additionally, this aging process results in a sweeter, richer flavor. Another classic example of gold rum would be Bacardi Gold.

Black rum:
Also known as: dark rum since it has been aged the longest of any of these types of rum.
The extended time it spends in wooden casks gives it a dark color and deep, smoky-sweet flavor. A great brand for dark rum is Myer’s Dark Rum, used in many tiki drinks.

Spiced rum:
No real aliases.
Typically is aged for the same length of time as black rum but spices and caramel colorings are added to give it a signature sweet spice taste. A popular brand in the U.S. with is Captain Morgan.



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