Rum, Rhum, Ron

Written byE&A Scheer
Rum products

Welcome to a world of diversity 

Rum is made from fermented and distilled molasses, sugarcane juice or syrup. This highly versatile spirit is produced all over the world, with different regions following their own traditions to create myriad unique styles. Distillation methods range from artisan pot to modern multi-column stills. Fermentation also varies widely, from the industrially controlled to the naturally wild.  

As a result, Rum comes in an enormous range of characters and types, which allows us to create an infinite number of distinctive blends. In other words, we can bring to life whatever kind of flavour profile and price point you’re searching for.  

Light Rum 

Light Rum, also known as white or silver Rum, is typically produced from molasses in a column still. The clear colour and light, smooth, neutral profile makes Light Rum a highly versatile drink and a popular choice for cocktails.  

Heavy Rum 

Heavy (or high ester) Rum is known for a robust flavour and aroma. Originally produced for blending, the drink’s unique style has become popular among connoisseurs. It is widely used in cocktails and mixed drinks, and also a common ingredient in the flavour and fragrance industries. 

Esters are organic compounds that add a fruity, floral depth to many types of alcohol. Produced during the fermentation process, they are influenced by a range of factors such as yeast type, temperature, length of fermentation, and type of still. Heavy / high ester Rums can be fruity, spicy, earthy, or even cheesy, with a powerful, intense character that sets them apart.  

Aged Rum 

Aged Rum is a premium spirit beloved by connoisseurs and casual drinkers alike. It is produced by fermenting sugarcane juice or molasses, distilling the liquid, then ageing it in barrels made from woods such as American or French oak, or even sherry casks.  

The ageing process can vary from a few years to decades. Over time, the Rum absorbs the characteristics of the oak barrels, which impart notes of vanilla, caramel, and spice. It will also mellow out, while taking on a darker colour from the wood. The result is a rich and complex flavour that is fast becoming a popular alternative to fine whiskeys and bourbons. 

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