Rum, in our humble estimation, is the finest application of sugar cane known to man. It’s made from a distillate of either the fermented juice of sugar cane, sugar cane syrup or sugar cane molasses.
The origins of rum lie in the Caribbean islands, where modern rum production got its start and where island nations continue to produce the majority of the world’s sugar cane spirits.
“Fortunately, the rum category is gaining popularity in the United States, and new expressions continue to make their way to our bars and shelves,” says Wise. Whether aged patiently in oak barrels, blended or bottled straight from the still, rum offers a myriad of flavor profiles that are perfect for the summer months.
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