Dividing rum into significant groups is complicated because there is no uniform standard for what constitutes rum. Instead, rum is defined by the different rules and laws of the nations that produce the mind. Differences in definitions include issues such as proof of spirits, minimum aging, and even naming standards. By creating simple and undeniable categories, the Gargano classification aims to educate consumers about the fact that there are different types of rum, in the same way that people expect to pay more for a single malt scotch than for a blended grain whisky. However, Gargano is not the only game in the city. For molasses-based rum, the classifications are as follows: Pure simple rum – 100% molasses, distilled in a jar, from a distillery. Single Blended Rum – 100% molasses, a mixture of pot and traditional column, from a distillery. Traditional rum – 100% molasses, traditional column distillation, from several distilleries. Mixed rum – 100% molasses, a mixture of pot and traditional column, from several distilleries. Rum – 100% molasses, distilled in several columns. Rum is an alcoholic spirit made from sugar cane or its derivatives.
According to the U.S. government`s federal standards of identity, the following paragraph provides an official definition of rum. Bottom Line: Very cheap at $70 billion ($35), or about £25 at the time, this 10-year reserve rum from Foursquare Hunte offers a classic Barbadian rum experience and especially Foursquare rum with its real attitude and balance. Rum for comparison would be the 43% and 46% R.L Seale`s 10. Both are 10 years old and have full tropical maturity. Both are simple rums mixed. Both cost around £35-40 and I have no doubt this rum would be positioned if it arrived here. In fact, I had a 46% drink with me for comparison.
Where R.L Seale`s sits on a little more heat and is crazier in its profile with cut cocoa, this 10-year hunte reserve is all about chocolate and coconut. My preference is probably with the export force R.L Seale`s 10 at this point due to the nutty quality and its slightly higher abv, but let`s be honest.. What should you not like? Quality rum at a great price that you can only get if you visit the beautiful island of Barbados and walk in a tropical garden. It looks like paradise. I think at this point we`ve more than realized that the Foursquare rum distillery just doesn`t make a bad rum. and when you get distilled and bottled products, you can do absolutely nothing wrong. In Germany, a cheap substitute for real black rum is called rum blend (literally: mixed or „sliced“ rum). This drink consists of real dark rum (often high-ester rum from Jamaica), rectified alcohol and water. Very often, the caramel color is also used. The relative amount of actual rum it contains can be quite small, as the legal minimum is only 5%.
In Austria, a similar rum called Inländerrum or domestic rum is available. However, Austrian inländerrum is still a spicy rum, like the straw brand; The German rum blend, on the other hand, is never seasoned or flavored. Rum Single Distillery ● Unique Traditional Column: Rum distilled in a distillery in traditional stills. ● Unique traditional still: rum distilled in a distillery in traditional stills. ● Unique traditional blend: a blend of traditional still and traditional rums from the same distillery. ● Single Modernist: Rum produced in a single distillery with modern multi-column stills. Multi-distillery rum ● Blended Traditionalist: a blend of multi-distillery rums that contains only traditional column rums and/or pot still. ● Blended Modernist: a blend of rums from several distilleries that contains individual modernist rums. In many cases, ripened rums are mixed and then stored again in barrels to further ripen and „marry the flavors“ before the final product is bottled. Above the countries, people talk about subcategories of rum defined by the former colonial masters of various Caribbean countries – so Spanish, French and English rums. Jamaican rums are said to be made in the „English style“ due to the island`s long ties to Britain and its higher percentage of alcohol, while the French style tends to be an abbreviation of agricultural rums (made from sugarcane juice and not molasses) found in French countries. Spanish usually means column stills, lighter rums and mixed with the Solera system, where rums of different ages are married to each other before being taken from the oldest barrel.
In general, all rum produced is easily assigned to one of the above categories. The exception would be a blend of inter-category rum, for example pure Single Rum mixed with an industrial rum. (For example, you could (hypothetically) buy multi-column distillate from Bacardi and mix it with pure rum from Appleton. Not that you want to do that, but you could.) When he spoke to Richard about mixed rums from multiple sources, he was very clear that the resulting rum belongs to the lowest value category of all its component rums. In the example above, a single drop of industrial rum in a mixture places that rum in the Industry category. Distilled in 2007 and bottled in October 2019, we know that we are getting a single blend of rum, which is a traditional discontinuous and continuous distillation blend from a distillery. As always, these are mixed in barrels. The rum has matured for 12 years in ex-bourbon barrels in the tropical climate of Barbados. We also get another small extract on the label before… Heavy & Light. A lot has been done about it online, people coming to the conclusion that it just means pot and column, but the back label extends on that.
Rum is a production blend of Foursquare Pot Still and also light and heavy distillates of traditional Foursquare Coffey Stille. We had heard that Richard had a heavier column distillate, but not too much, so since I hadn`t seen anyone broach the subject and I was curious like me (although I didn`t have much understanding), I asked Richard about these heavy column distillates and how he got them. As a rum lover, I`d like to see something like categorization appear on every bottle.