Spiced rums have gained popularity over the past few years with more variants being available on the high street and in bars and restaurants, but what is it about the spirit that appeals to consumers and how does it compare to other types of rum?
A quick history of spiced rum
The first distillation of rum took place on the sugarcane plantations of the Caribbean in the 17th Century. Plantation slaves first discovered that molasses, a by-product of the sugar refining process, fermented into alcohol. Soon blends, spices and fruits were added, using the best of the Caribbean flavours.
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