What’s in a name? Getting to know Rum, Ron and Rhum.

Be it the Spanish, the British or the French, rum is a universal potion drunk by one and all. Over the years, its name has transitioned and has donned different monikers under the same avatar. But be it Rum, Rhum or Ron, it has always been the same elixir.

The biggest difference between the names is the origin and the production process. The English use the word Rum, while the French use the name Rhum and the Spanish uses the name Ron.

 

Rum

Nationality: British

Production: Darker in colour and fuller in taste, it’s usually made from molasses and distilled in pot stills.

Countries: Antigua, Trinidad and Tobago, Grenada, Barbados, Saint Lucia, Belize, Bermuda, Saint Kitts, the Demerara region of Guyana, and Jamaica

 

Ron

Nationality: Spanish

Production: Produced using molasses and usually distilled in column stills for a velvety smooth, mild finish.

Countries: Cuba, Panama, Guatemala, the Dominican Republic, Nicaragua, Puerto Rico, Venezuela and Colombia

 

Rhum

Nationality: French

Production: Made exclusively by using fresh, pure sugar cane juice and is more expensive than molasses-based rum.

Countries: Haiti, Guadeloupe and Martinique

So what will be your poison for the night?

 

 

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