“Puerto Rican Rum” on a label usually indicates that the rum is light-bodied and clear, while “Jamaican Rum” signifies a full-bodied and stronger-flavored rum. “Over-proof” rum is higher in alcohol content than standard rum, often as high as 75 percent (or 151 proof). Rum is popular in many mixed drinks and is used in cooking, especially desserts.
Light or Silver Rum
Clear, dry and light-bodied rum with a mild, sweet flavor.
Light rum that may be aged or that has caramel color added.
Light or gold rum with added spices and flavors.
Dark in color, full-bodied and with a strong flavor. This rum is aged in charred barrels.
Aged rum is dark, full-bodied and full-flavored.
Made in Brazil from fresh sugarcane juice.
A dark rum made in Guyana from molasses.