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Spiced / Flavored Rum

In the Caribbean, they’ve been adding spices to their Rums for ages, but it wasn’t until the 1980s, that the category made some serious headway in our local bars and liquor stores.

Spiced Rums have come a long way since, and now there are plenty to choose from, many good enough to sip, even by Uncle Flaviar's strict criteria. Higher-quality Rums use real spices to add flavor, while many spiced Rums just use aromas, which can still be natural, but it’s just not the same thing.
How does Rum get its color?
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.
What is Spiced Rum spiced with?
Common spices used to make Spiced Rum include; clove, cinnamon, vanilla, star anise, citrus fruit, nutmeg and ginger.
Rum by definition
An alcoholic Spirit distilled from molasses, sugar cane syrup or sugar cane juice.
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Spiced / Flavored Rum
Rum (usually) comes from molasses, the sweet and syrupy residue of refining sugarcane into sugar. Molasses is over 50% sugar, but it also contains significant amounts of minerals and other trace elements, contributing to the final flavor.
Spiced / Flavored Rum
Rum used to be accepted as a form of currency in Europe and Australia, a practice we should probably bring back into fashion.
Spiced / Flavored Rum
When faced with a bottle of spiced Rum, the most obvious thing to do is mix it with Coke. But why not do something slightly more adventurous and mix your for spiced Rum with Ginger Beer or Root Beer?
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