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Rum

Rum is a sugar cane based Spirit, primarily made in the Caribbean and Latin America, but you can really find Rum in many corners of the world.

It is traditionally distilled from molasses, sugar cane syrup or sugar cane juice. The distillate, a clear liquid, is usually aged in oak barrels, while many times ageing process and flavor finishing of Rum is done in various wine casks. Before it is bottled, water is blended into the Rum to reduce the alcohol content, diluting the aged Rum and its colour.

Common Rum classifications are White, Golden/Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo/Age-Dated. If your friend starts putting golden or dark Rum in his cocktail–SLAP THEM! In general, light Rums are commonly used in cocktails, while others are consumed neat.
Rum by definition
An alcoholic Spirit distilled from molasses, sugar cane syrup or sugar cane juice.
Types of Rum
Common Rum classifications are White, Golden/Amber, Dark, Spiced, Añejo/Age-Dated.
Why is Rum dark?
Rum picks up color from from time spent in wooden barrels. It's mostly due to the chemistry of the liquid interacting with the wood.
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