What Is White Rum?
White rum, also known as light rum or silver rum, is a style of rum that is clear in colour and generally has a more neutral flavour profile.
How is white rum made?
White rum, also known as light rum or silver rum, is a style of rum that is clear in colour and generally has a more neutral flavour profile. It is made from the biproducts of sugarcane, molasses or sugarcane juice. White Rum is typically aged for a shorter period of time, hence the lighter colour than darker rums which are aged for longer and, as a result, pick up more colour from that process.
Where is white rum from?
White rum has its origins in the Caribbean, where it was first produced by colonial powers in the 17th century. Rum is produced globally but mainly in tropical climates including the Caribbean, Central America, South America and even on pacific islands such as Mauritius.
Why is white rum, white?
The clear colour of white rum is because it is not aged. When the rum is distilled from the sugarcane juice or molasses, it becomes white rum and appears in the form of a clear liquid. White rum is bottled soon after is either unaged or aged for a very short time. Rum becomes a darker colour by putting that clear liquid in barrels and aging for a it for a period of time. Because white rum is aged for a shorter period of time, it does not pick up as much colour or flavour from the barrels.
Which white rum brands are worth trying?
If you're a fan of rum or new to the spirit category and looking to try something a little lighter, white rum is definitely worth a try. It is a versatile spirit that can be enjoyed on its own, over ice, or mixed into a variety of cocktails. Our recommended best white rum brands to try are:
- Chairman's Reserve - 40% ABV
- Bacardi Carta Blanca - 40% ABV
- Wray & Nephew Overproof White Rum - 63% ABV
- Rum Bar Jamaican Overproof Rum - 63% ABV
- Sunset Very Strong Rum 84.5% ABV
All these white rum brands and more are available on our store.
So why wait? Give white rum a try and discover a whole new world of refreshing and flavourful possibilities.