8 Things You Should Know About Rum

8 Things You Should Know About Rum

Rum is a spirit distilled from sugarcane or molasses and has been enjoyed as an alcoholic beverage for centuries. It's also one of the world's most popular spirits, with many different types available to choose from. 

Whether you're looking for a light and refreshing sip that packs a punch or something more bold and flavorful, there's sure to be an option in our expansive selection of premium rum that fits your taste buds. But before you dive into this delicious spirit, here are some things about rum you should know to better appreciate the drink and amaze others with your knowledge: 

  1. Rum comes in many varieties, from light and golden to dark and spiced. Light rums are the most common type of rum used for cocktails, while darker rums tend to be used for sipping or cooking. 
  2. The aging process determines the color of rum. Light rums are typically aged in stainless steel tanks or oak barrels, while dark rums are aged longer in charred oak barrels. 
  3. Rum is primarily made from molasses, a byproduct of sugarcane production. Some premium brands may use other ingredients, such as honey, cane syrup, and fruits to add flavor and complexity to their rum recipes. 
  4. Many countries have unique premium rum-making processes, which can influence the flavor profile of a particular brand. For example, Cuban rums are typically aromatic and fruity, while Jamaican rums are more robust and smoky. 
  5. Rum has been around since the 1600s and was originally used in the Caribbean to preserve sugarcane. Today, rum is enjoyed worldwide and has become one of the most popular spirits on the market. Whether you're sipping neat or mixing up cocktails, there's sure to be a rum that's perfect for your palate! 
  6. Rum can have a very high alcohol content. Depending on the proof, rum can contain as much as 57% alcohol by volume. Even a Jamaican selection of premium rum boasts an alcohol volume of a whopping 70%. This means it's important to be aware of how much you're drinking and enjoy it responsibly. 
  7. Rum is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed in many different ways. From classic cocktails like mojitos and daiquiris to unique takes on old favorites, the possibilities are endless for creating your own rum-based drinks. 
  8. Rum Is Known by many nicknames. Rum has amassed an incredible list of names, such as Rumbullion, Kill-Devil, Demon Water, Navy Neaters, Nelson's Blood, Barbados Water, Grog, and Pirate's Drink. 

Discover the collection of premium rum at Quality Liquor Store 

Founded in 1949 as a local San Diego convenience store, customers have come to love our great selection of craft beer, wine, and liquor. At Quality Liquor Store, we carry an extensive selection of premium rum from all over the world. Whether it's a classic Bacardi or the rare Foursquare 2004 Cask Strength Rum, you will find something to please your palate. All of our rums are carefully selected by our staff, and our collection is curated to provide you with a wide variety of options. 

Shop for premium rum at the Quality Liquor Store today — and with a host of payment options and shipping countrywide, it’s easy to order the finest liquor from the comfort of your home.

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