Rum

In 1493, Columbus introduced sugarcane to the West Indies. After this, rum was initiallyproduced in Brazil, Barbados, and Jamaica. Rum, therefore, was the first spirit made in the New World. It was made throughout South America and the Caribbean by the mid 1700’s. Soon afterwards, it became popular in New England, where it soon started to be produced. The Rum Sling is considered to be the first American cocktail, made from rum, sugar, water, and lemon juice.

A number of rum products makes it difficult to define the family of rum products as a group. Light, gold, dark, and spiced rums each have their own unique characteristics. Each country that makes rum has its own laws and tradition, making each country’s rum different.

Although rum may be sipped on the rocks or neat, many renowned cocktails utilize rum as a foundation, such as, the Piña Colada, the Dark ‘n Stormy, the Mojito, the Daiquiri and the Mai Tai, as well as the straightforward Rum and Coke.

Shellback Rum

Shellback was first released in 2012.  Two rum styles are produced: Spiced and Silver.  Obviously the two are very distinct from each other.  Together, however, they make an excellent portfolio introduction for this brand.  These are impressive, full-flavored, smooth rums, especially when you take into account their inexpensive $17 price tag.  Once you’ve tasted Shellback, it’s going to be tough to find any rum in its budget-friendly category that really compares.

Clearheart Rum

As much as I like gin, I was very intrigued when I heard that Clearheart was releasing a new rum. This was very surprising news since smaller distilleries tend to be very limited with the number of different spirits they offer. Even so, Jeff Quint and the rest of the Clearheart team have managed to pull it off. The company consists of just a handful of people, yet they are now producing vodka, brandy, rum, gin and a few other spirits. They also continue to produce their signature wine. The fact that they are planning to expand means that this may be just the beginning.

Captain Morgan Rum

First produced in 1944 by the Seagram Company, Captain Morgan Spiced Rum has quickly become its namesake. The famous rum is now owned by Diageo and the name is among the most popular rums to be found not to mention one of the best selling distilled spirits available in the world today.

Captain Morgan Rum

The Legendary Captain Morgan

Named after the famous Captain Henry Morgan (1625 to 1688), this Welsh Privateer (a name for a legal pirate) is famous for his achievements when the English fought the Spanish in the Caribbean during the mid 1600s.

Pyrat Rum Review

If you are looking for a rum that is truly unique and not like any other, your search is over.  Pyrat Rums are renowned for their superior quality and distinct taste.  Rum lovers will definitely want to explore these aged rums.

Patron Spirits owns this brand.  Its name is the old English version of the word pirate.  The XO Reserve stout bottle also pays tribute to its history.  These rums are made of a blend of selective pot still rums that have been sourced from all over the Caribbean.  A number of them are 15 years old, while others are created in long-living wood that have been used for housing rum for 300 years.  After the rum has been blended, it is further matured in French Limousin.  Then it is toasted inside American oak barrels.  It may seem like this amount of aging is excessive, especially when you take into account how much the Caribbean climates speeds the aging process up.  However, this is most likely why Pyrat has its extreme taste.

Popular Rum Brands

Just like other spirits, rum has several types and styles that may be used in making a cocktail and finding a right  rum brand is challenging task.  You may want to keep premium light or gold rum in your home or use dark or flavored rum to make some specific flavored cocktails.   Listed below are the some popular rum brands that are intended as an illustration and their costs may differ from what we listed.  Just like any spirit, it’s typical that higher price means greater quality but it all depends on taste.

Popular Rum Brands

Introduction to Rum

A variety of rum products makes it hard to define the family of rum as a group. Light, gold, dark, and spiced rums each have their own unique characteristics. Each country that produces rum has its own laws and tradition, making each country’s product different.

Rum

History:

In 1493, Columbus introduced sugarcane to the West Indies. After this, rum was first produced in Brazil, Barbados, and Jamaica. Rum, therefore, was the first spirit produced in the New World.  It was produced throughout South America and the Caribbean by the mid 1700’s.