When you hear Mexican Rum, you may come to think of the Royal Navy or pirates. However, Rum has a long history filled with adventure and culture that many don’t know of.
It is suggested the word rum it might be from the British slang term for “the best”, as in “having a rum time.” – which is usually true when drinking rum!
For Spanish-speaking locals, the word ron is used. A ron añejo (“old rum”) indicates a rum that has been aged for a long time and is often used for premium products.
The majority of the world’s rum is produced in the Caribbean and Latin America. Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane by-products (such as molasses). Rum goes through a process of fermentation and distillation. The product is then aged in oak barrels to develop its flavour profile.
Rum has such a world-wide history, that Marco Polo also recorded a 14th-century account of a “very good wine of sugar” that was offered to him in the area that became modern-day Iran!
Rum is such a popular choice of drink, it is also produced in Scotland, Austria, Spain, Australia, New Zealand, Fiji, the Philippines, India, Reunion Island, Mauritius, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Japan, the United States, and Canada.
Rums are also produced in various grades. Light rums are mainly used in cocktails and dark rums are typically consumed straight or on the rocks or sometimes with mixers. A popular mix being the delicious Cuba Libre!
Rum has since become a popular and widely produced form of alcohol, and Mexico has a become a master in Mexican Rum production. There are now a variety of ages and flavours, all from the tweaking and adjusting of different barrel types and time of aging.
Whatever your palette may be, Mexican Rum is a great alternative alcohol to try for a strong and sweet flavour. For quality Mexican Rum, look no further than our product list below.