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Rum must be produced from sugar cane and does not have specific production methods. Styles are based on locations and producers. Production laws vary and are defined by the nation that produces. Rum is produced in a variety of styles from around the world. The majority being produced in the Caribbean islands, Central and South America.


A Caipirinha, the national cocktail of Brazil.


As rum ages, it takes on stronger and richer flavors not unlike caramelized sugar. Spiced rum flavors will vary according to brand, but many have various fruit flavors with a hint of vanilla.

Higher in alcohol content than standard rum, often as high as 75 percent (or 151 proof). Usually used in cooking.

Light or Silver Rum
Clear, dry and light-bodied rum with a mild, sweet flavor.

Gold Rum
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 can be aged in oak barrels and is popular for cooking.

Aged rum is dark, full-bodied and full-flavored.

Made in Brazil from fresh sugarcane juice.

Flavored Rum
Light rum with added flavors. Great for mixed drinks.

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An icy strawberry daiquiri served on an outdoor patio.
Dark Rum
Dark rum served on the rocks.