Rum

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Rum

 

Sugar cane is the grass species Saccharum officinarum, of which rum producers use several varieties. Like wine, rum is very much a product of its environment. The type of sugar cane used, weather and soil all affect the product’s flavor and can reflect its provenance.

Once mature and at optimal sugar level, sugar cane is harvested and quickly moved to the production facility for fermentation. It is cleaned, chopped, milled, crushed and then added to water, where it releases juices and syrup, which are then boiled. Through evaporation, sugar crystallizes and can be removed, leaving behind molasses. Most rum is produced from molasses, and some are made from fresh sugar cane juice.

The sugar concentration of molasses is too high for yeast to survive, so producers add water before adding yeast to launch fermentation. Water amount, yeast type and fermentation length affect the rum’s final style. Most rum is produced in a continuous distillation process, which makes light-bodied to almost neutral rums. Batch processing in pot stills makes heavier-bodied, more characterful rums.

After distillation, rums are aged for smoothness and additional flavors. Producers age light rums for short periods, usually in used oak barrels that once contained bourbon or cognac. Fuller-bodied rums may undergo more extensive aging, spending time in new oak barrels to extract greater color and develop complexity. (Some distillers add caramel color to young rums; some may filter aged rum to remove color.) The hot, humid Caribbean climate can speed up the aging process, and increase extraction from oak barrels.

Before bottling, rums may be blended and reduced in alcohol content. Producers can also create flavored or spiced rums at this point by adding fruit, spices or other ingredients.

 

 

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