Rum is Caribbean-Born
Rum is deeply associated with the Caribbean, which is easy to understand when you note the tremendous quantities of quality sugar cane grown in these tropical islands and coastal nations.
Cane sugar is integral to all varieties of Rum. From cane the distiller extracts pure, sweet cane juice and wonderfully complex syrup known as molasses. Spirits produced by cane juice, as most commonly found in Rhum Agricole, differ from those produced from molasses and we will delve into this topic in another section.
More Rum Fundamentals
- Modern Rum Production
- Rum in America: Colonial Times to the Tiki Craze
- The Plantations & the Navies
- Sugarcane: Where All Rums Begin
- The Molasses vs. Sugarcane Juice Issue
- The First Rum = The First Distillate?
- Rum in the New World
- What is Cachaça ?
- Fun Rum Facts: British Royal Navy
- History of Rum Cocktails