Produced by fermenting molasses or sugar cane juice, rum is a sweet liquor that can be aged for either a short period of time or all the way up to whisky rivalling 20+ years. Like Scotch Whisky, rum is a clear, potent liquid that is predominantly matured within ex-bourbon casks. The length of time left within the cask changes the rum’s colour, taste and texture, meaning that rum can vary from a strong and clear spirit through to a dark, smooth sipping drink.
Although rum is distilled around the world, the most popular distilleries hail from the warmer climates where the sugar cane can be grown on-site. These include Caribbean islands such as Jamaica and the Dominican Republic, through to South American nations such as Panama.