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Types of Molasses Rums


I always had some problems to explain the diverse categories of rum - as there are a lot of overlappings.
Until today...  I had a training and I was just drawing intuitively the illustration above on the white board [ok it didn't looked so good - my handwriting is definitely not that nice].

And it seemed pretty solid!

It is pretty easy to understand:

  • Light Rums [I did here something quite controversial - I put both white and golden rum together in one category. Why? Because these rums are very similar - even the age is similar - the only difference is, that white rum is filtered through active carbon after the aging - sure if you compare one white and one golden rum from one company, you might experience, that golden rum is slightly longer aged - however if you are comparing two rums from different companies, a white rum from one company {and country} can even be older then a gold rum from another...]
    • the two subcategories are:
      • White rum [or blanco, platino etc]
      • Golden rum [e.g. oro]
    • Variations:
      • standard white rum
      • standard golden rum
      • white flavored rum
      • golden flavored rum
      • golden spiced rum
      • white overproof
  • Dark Rums [Dark rums are aged in manipulated barrels - heavily charred as well as steamed - but they are usually aged as long as light rums. Usually the producer adding some molasses. Even a tiny quantity of molasses is changing these rums to very dark. Often people think, that these rums are precious and long aged, but this is a wrong preconception].
    • Variations:
      • standard dark rum
      • spiced dark rum
      • flavored dark rum 
      • overproof dark rum
  • Aged or Añejo Rums [there is no distinguishable line between golden rums and añejo rums  - however I would draw it imaginary at around 5 years of classic oak barrel aging].
    • Variations
      • standard aged rum
      • spiced aged rum
      • barrel proof aged rum






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