What is rum made from?
For rum to be called rum, it must come from the sugarcane plant. Most rum comes from molasses, which is a bi-product of sugar production.
Are there different types of rum?
There is a rum for everyone’s palate, and there is a rum appropriate for every occasion.
How is rum traditionally served?
Rum should always start with people, a moment, a good feeling. This could either be a long refreshing drink like a Black Storm (In an iced filled high ball, add 50ml of Mount Gay Black Barrel, top up with ginger ale. Garnish with an orange wedge), a classic cocktail like an XO old fashioned (In a mixing glass, lightly muddle the orange peel with 50ml of Mount Gay XO and a teaspoon of sugar. Remove peel. Add two dashes of Angostura bitters and ice; stir until chilled. Pour over fresh ice in an old-fashioned glass. Garnish with an orange zest) or neat.
What more unusual mixers have you seen being used?
As a category, rum is the most versatile spirit. If you are looking for an interesting way to drink it, you can find a classic punch bowl to share with friends at Revolucion de Cuba. https://www.revoluciondecuba.com/ Also, people expect to have tonic with gin, but you would be surprise how rum goes well with tonic and a slice of lemon.
What is the standard alcohol content of rum?
To be called rum it must be bottled at minimum 40% ABV.
What are the best rum cocktails?
XO old fashioned, Manhattan, Mai tai, daiquiri, Negroni, rum punch.
What is the best temperature to serve rum?
It depends, on a hot day you serve it with lots of ice and on a cold wintery evening, neat.
What do you think makes a good rum?
We consider the true origin of rum to be a combination of traditional methods and the mastery of blending.
How is rum flavoured?
The flavour of our rum is a combination of a naturally coral filtered water source; a traditional pot still and column still distillation process and slow maturation in American white oak casks. We produce rum using traditional methods and traditional Barbados rum is all-natural.