Rum / Rhum / Ron

From the English rumble, "gurgle" and boil boil; in French boullir, "to boil"; according to others, more simply, rum could be an abbreviated word, used by monks and deriving from saccharum ( scientific name of sugar cane).

Rum is among the most complex and fascinating distillates in the world. Typical of the Caribbean, it is now widely spread in many tropical countries, including many different styles that we will try to explain in detail. "THE ENDLESS STYLES OF RUM".

The style and quality of rums is determined by three variables: raw material, type of still or stills used and ageing, furthermore rums can be produced from sugar cane juice or molasses. If a rum is produced by distilling the juice it is generally defined as agricultural while if it is produced from molasses it is a traditional rum.  The world of Rum is complex and intricate, with regulations and commercial practices that vary considerably from country to country and only in recent years thanks to the passionate work of the Italian importer Luca Gargano and his "GARGANO CLASSIFICATION" we are reaching a greater knowledge and definition of this wonderful and fascinating distillate.