As our goal is to raise rum as a “category” in the Netherlands, it seemed important to us to discuss a few misconceptions about rum. We will do this on the basis of a series of articles written initially by Matt Pietrek  for Bevvy magazine

405, 2018

Misconception #5: Rum has no rules!

May 4th, 2018|

Rum has no rules! This is the fifth and final article in this series on rum misconceptions. In previous articles, we learned that not all white rums are the same, rum isn’t sweet, darker rum isn’t necessarily older, and age is a poor indicator [...]

404, 2018

Misconception #4: Older Rum Is Better!

April 4th, 2018|

Older Rum Is Better! Here, we’ll discuss why a prominently featured number (perceived as the “age”) is often a misleading indicator of quality. It’s all so confusing. You’re standing before a wall of rum at the liquor store, trying to pick a good bottle [...]

302, 2018

Misconception #3: Darker Rum is better!

February 3rd, 2018|

Darker Rum is better! After talking about the variety of flavor profiles of white rum in our previous article, we now travel to the opposite end of the color spectrum to learn that there’s no connection [...]

1912, 2017

Misconception #2: All White Rum Is the Same!

December 19th, 2017|

All white Rum is the same! In the first article we learned why rum isn’t sweet, despite the common belief that it is. Here, we’ll tackle the perception that all “white” rums are the same. […]

2011, 2017

Misconception #1: Rum is sweet!

November 20th, 2017|

Rum is sweet! It’s a common refrain: “Rum is sweet because it’s made from sugar cane!” Yes, rum is made from sugar. But so is every other type of spirit like bourbon, scotch, gin, vodka, cognac, [...]

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