What’s the Difference between Rum and Rhum Agricole?

The wonderful world of rum is filled with many variations of the spirit, we know it can get a bit confusing. One of the more simple ways to help distinguish the differences are with the 101's. For us that means distinguishing the difference between rum and rhum with an h, which is rhum agricole! For some of ...

Three Bay Area Distillers Crafting Local Rum

While rum’s roots are firmly planted in the Americas, from the Caribbean to Latin America, it is actually made all over the world, including the Bay Area, which has about half a dozen producers. Styles include silver (or light) and dark rums, rhum agricole (made from freshly pressed sugar cane juice) and navy strength (high-proof ...

A Guide to the Best Sipping Rums Under $50

Spirits that are made from sugarcane are made in a vast range of styles under sometimes conflicting and incongruous techniques in several dozen countries around the world. And yet, they are almost all considered, simply, “rum.” For some producers, the spirit is all about long, funky fermentations and flavorful pot-distillation. Others prize a light and elegant ...

Get Your Rum On While Visiting These 3 Caribbean Islands

Rum is as much a part of the Caribbean as blue waters, white-sand beaches and lush countryside. The spirit was created on 17th and 18th century Caribbean sugarcane plantations and soon became a key component in the slave-based colonial economy. Thanks to Robert Louis Stevenson’s "Treasure Island," rum was later inexorably linked to Caribbean pirates. Rum’s ...