Dark, powerful and spicy rums
They are produced from sugar cane and they are usually risen by static aging in oak barrels. They are light rums, with a remarkable aromatic, dry and powerful palette. The addition of caramel or any other kind of additive in these rums is highly restricted.
Regardless of its origin is common to find:
White Rum: clear, dry and light rums. Colourless, as it is the liquid that comes straight out of the distillation process or filtered to remove the colour if they have been in contact with wood; its flavour is more neutral than that of golden rums. Available both aged and unaged.
Golden Rum: a rum with a more or less intense amber colour, due to the contact with the wood during the aging process, which can be enhanced with the addition of caramel. Available both aged and unaged.
In the rums of French origin, it is normal to differentiate between Rhum Ambré (aging in wood) and Rhum Vieux(aged in wood at least for 3 years).