What is the difference between rum and spiced rum?

Basically, categorising rum by its colour seems simple, but actually means nothing at all. Spiced rum is simply that: a rum base that has been flavoured in some way. It can be with a single botanical, such as pineapple, or the traditional spices of vanilla, cinnamon, cloves, ginger and cardamom.

What exactly is spiced rum?

Rum that is flavored with various spices, frequently cinnamon and allspice. Spiced rums are frequently made from gold rums, but cheaper varieties often use white rums and color them with caramel coloring.

Is Spiced Rum actually rum?

Spiced rum is essentially different rums, blended together, kind if like scotch. Scotch whisky is a blend of different whiskies come together.

What is spiced rum made from?

Made with molasses, water, mash and yeast, Captain Morgan Original Spiced rum is distilled in a continuous still. Once distilled, the clear spirit is aged in oak barrels for up to a year, adding a golden colour and character to the rum before the flavours and spices are added.

Can you drink spiced rum straight?

Most spirits are distilled to 40 percent alcohol by volume, or 80 proof, but many rums are bottled at higher proofs. His rule of thumb: “I’d say 45 percent [ABV] or lower you should drink it neat, but anything above that you may enjoy more with dilution.”

What do you drink spiced rum with?

Here are the seven best things to mix with spiced rum.
  • Coke. A simple Rum and Coke is one of the most recognized bar orders, and it’s been in the drinking lexicon in one way or another since the early 1900s.
  • Cold Brew.
  • Ginger Beer.
  • Apple Cider.
  • Pineapple Juice.
  • Lemonade.
  • Iced Tea.

Is Spiced Rum good for you?

Healthy heart

Rum consumption can give you a healthy and strong heart. Also, it decreases cholesterol levels in the body. It is also a good drink for peripheral artery disease prevention and is a blood thinner, which can help combat artery blockages, prevent heart attacks and heart disease.

How do you drink spiced rum?

A Spiced Rum is perfect as a sipping drink just on ice. This will give you a perfect chance to taste all of the flavours that have been distilled into this wonderful spirit. Go on, be bold, try it with the Spirit of Rebellion!

How do you drink Captain Morgan Spiced Rum?

Method:
  1. First, fill up a glass with lots of ice cubes.
  2. Then, pour your Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum over the ice.
  3. Add in your 3 oz. of ginger ale or beer and stir together.
  4. Next, add your pineapple juice and garnish with a lime wedge.

What is the top shelf rum?

The best rum brands of 2021

Ron Zacapa – Best overall rum. Mount Gay – Best value rum. Facundo – Best premium rum. Flor de Caña – Best budget rum. Don Papa – Best sipping rum.

Why did Pirates drink rum?

To keep the crew hydrated, ships typically stored three types of liquid sustenance: water, beer, and rum. Of course, sailors and pirates didn’t just drink rum straight. To make it more palatable, they would mix it with a bit of water to make grog; or water, sugar, and nutmeg (to make bumbo).

Does rum increase in value?

Old and rare rums are often much cheaper than similar dark spirits. It seems that the price of spirits are always going up, especially when it comes to the super-premium sector. Take rum for example. A rare or old limited edition will cost you a fraction of the price of its brandy or whisky counterparts.

Does Rum get better the older it is?

Unlike wines, distilled spirits do not improve with age once they are in the bottle. As long as they are not opened, your whiskey, brandy, rum, and the like will not change and they will certainly not mature further while they wait on the shelf.

Is Rum becoming popular?

Total worldwide sales by volume of standard or value-priced rum grew just 0.6% from 2014 to 2019, according to the latest figures from research group IWSR Drinks Market Analysis. Yet at the same time, “high-end rum” bottles costing $28 (£22.50) or above grew by 8.3% over the same period, says the organisation.