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1

What is the raw material used to make rum?

Sugar cane

1

Sugar cane is grown in countries with what kind of climate?

Hot climate

Rum is typically from the Caribbean.

 

2

Rum is made from which two base materials?

Sugar cane and molasses

3

What flavor qualities does rum made from sugar cane have?

Vegetal flavors

4

What by-product of the sugar industry is used to make rum?

Molasses

5

What flavor qualities does rum made from molasses have?

Grassy flavors

6

Tropical fruit aromas are often generated during which process when making rum?

Fermentation

7

What are the characteristics of rums made from pot stills?

Full flavored, rich in character

8

What type of character in rum is a result of using column stills?

Column stills produce a spirit that is light in flavor intensity

9

A spirit distilled to 95-96% abv has what kind of flavor intensity?

Almost no flavor and is considered neutral

 

We see this in vodkas 

10

White rums typically have what flavor intensity and abv?

Light flavor and up to 90% abv (before dillution and bottling)

11

What type of spirits have a medium flavor profile and are distilled to an abv of around 75%?

Many Cognacs and Golden Rums

12

Bourbons and tequilas typically have what type of flavor profile and abv?

Pronounced, punchy flavors with a very low abv

13

Why are some rums aged in oak and some unaged and stored in steel vessels?

Oak-aged rums develop vanilla and sweet spice aromas, while unaged rums maintain their original color and flavors. They are then blended to incorporate all the different characteristics created during the different processes.

14

What are the possible final steps of rum production before bottling

Sweetening, color adjustment with caramel, and dilution with water

15

A rum that is unaged and colorless with grassy, fruity aromas is typical of?

White rum

16

Rums with grassy and fruity flavors combined with vanilla and spice are typical of?

Golden rums

17

A rum that is deep in color and sweet with complex flavors of dried fruits and toffee is typical of?

Dark rums

Some dark rums are made from young rums, with much of their color coming from caramel. These rums generally lack the intensity of oak-aged rums