Commentary: 10 best rums | The Independent

Rum, once the poor relation of the spirit world, has undergone a revival and is no longer seen simply as the rough booze used to warm the cockles of salty seafarers.

Rum, once the poor relation of the spirit world, has undergone a revival and is no longer seen simply as the rough booze used to warm the cockles of salty seafarers. With a wide range of styles and hues to choose from, introducing yourself to the drink can seem a bit daunting, but there are a few basics that should set you on your way with confidence.    

As with whisky, the variation in flavour comes from not only the raw ingredients used but also the way it’s produced and aged, with methods varying throughout the world. Most rum is distilled from molasses, a by-product of sugar production, but other sugary bases include Demerara and juice squeezed directly from sugar cane. Ageing in oak helps develop each rum’s unique characteristics besides deepening the hue.   Read more….

http://www.independent.co.uk/extras/indybest/food-drink/best-rums-2016-dark-mojito-daiquiri-a7187561.html

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  • bernard  On April 4, 2017 at 11:03 am

    THE BEST RUM ONE CAN DRINK IS FREE RUM, OF COURSE IT MUST COME FROM GUYANA.

  • demerwater  On April 5, 2017 at 3:12 pm

    Bernard, that has to be a Guyanese original!
    There was a Trinidadian (original?) ditty that went:-
    ‘Rum, glorious rum,
    When ah call yuh, yuh bung to come!
    Yuh was made from Caroni cane;
    Yuh’re the best thing in Port of Spain …”
    I never did hear the ending line(s).
    It was part of a “Tradewinds” medley – maybe “Hear Guyana sing”.

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