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Rum

Rum is a spirit made by distilling byproducts of sugar refining, such as Molasses, or straight from pure sugarcane juice.

 

It may be known as Rum, Ron or Rhum, with different styles being produced everywhere from the Caribbean to Australia, South America to Japan. But it is most associated with the West Indies and plays a large role in their culture. It has a rich, if occasionally unsavoury, history.

 

In the era of privateers and pirates, rum was used as currency for trading and buying slaves, and given daily to naval sailors as part of their pay. This has created terms like 'alcohol proof', where gunpowder was soaked in rum and ignited as proof of its strength. It also created 'grog', a drink of water, rum and lime juice, partly to combat scurvy, but mostly to stop the problem of drunken sailors!

 

The general grades of rum are a good starting point to cut through the confusion of so many different sets of guidelines for terms and age statements. White rums are generally cocktail rums, while dark or gold rums are more flavourful and are usually aged longer. Spiced and flavoured rums do exactly what they suggest and can be great for mixing. Almost all commercial rums are blended from different distilleries and island regions for a unique and balanced profile, but we are really enjoy the increased availability of single distillery or even single still rums.

 

Cachaça (from Brazil), and Rhum Agricole (from the French-speaking island producers), are both variants on rum, very similar in style but made exclusively using unrefined sugarcane juice. They carry more flavour from the original sugarcane and Cachaça especially is used in a lot of tropical style cocktails.

 

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Mount Gay has over 300 years experience of distilling rum in Barbados and has gained popularity all over the world since its opening in 1703. Their Eclipse Rum is named after the 1910 convergence of b...
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Mount Gay Black Barrel is made from rums distilled on traditional column and double retort pot still. These rums were matured in ex-Tennessee whiskey casks and finished in heavily charred ex-bourbon b...
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Mount Gay might just be the oldest distillery in the world. It has been producing delicious rum since 1703 and this release celebrates some of the oldest and best rum they have maturing in their wareh...
Mount Gay
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A blend of traditional column and double retort pot still rums aged 8 to 15 years in ex-Tennesse whiskey and ex-bourbon casks. Mount Gay have been producing rum for over 300 years, and this is one of ...
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