Rum is a distilled alcoholic beverage that is made from sugarcane byproducts, such as molasses or sugarcane juice. It is typically aged in oak barrels and can range in color from clear to dark brown, depending on the aging process and other factors.
Rums can vary widely in flavor and aroma, with some being sweet and smooth, while others are more complex and spicy. They can be enjoyed on their own or used as a key ingredient in a wide range of cocktails, such as the classic Daiquiri or Mojito.
Rums are often categorized based on factors such as color, age, and country of origin. For example, white or silver rums are clear and typically unaged, while dark or aged rums are darker in color and have a more complex flavor profile. Rums from different countries or regions, such as Jamaica or Barbados, may also have distinct flavor characteristics due to variations in production methods, aging, and other factors.