Facts about Rum
An intoxicating beverage. It is a colorless alcoholic liquor which was originally distilled as a fermented cane product such as molasses or sugar cane. The combination of yeasts used for fermentation, the distillation method, aging conditions, and the blending determine the characteristic flavor of different types of rum. Made in a variety of countries in a clear (white) or dark color but is especially associated with the Caribbean.
Calories in Rum
The calorie count in Rum and its nutrition value is as follows:
- Calorie in Rum: 1oz = 64 Calories in 80 Proof
- Cholesterol = None
- Saturated fat = None
- Sodium content = Very Low
- Sugar content = None
The downside of Rum is its high alcohol content.
Types of Rum Brands
There are several different types of best Rum which can be purchased under each specific brand name. The most famous brands are:
- Captain Morgan
- Malibu ( Coconut )
- Parrot Bay
- Havana Club
- Don Q
Type of Rum - Captain Morgan
Captain Morgan is a brand of rum, named after the 17th-century Caribbean pirate, Captain Henry Morgan, who produced rum in Jamaica in 1680. The Seagram Company started producing rum under the name Captain Morgan Rum Company in 1944. Captain Morgan is now produced by Diageo.
Malibu is a Caribbean rum made in Barbados with natural coconut extract and then bottled in Scotland. Malibu was first made in 1895. There are now variations on the original flavour including Malibu Mango, Malibu Passionfruit and Malibu Pineapple.
Bacardi was originally during the 1800's by a wealthy wine seller called Don Facundo who had settled in Cuba. After the Cuban Revolution in 1959, the Bacardi company left Cuba for the Bahamas. It has carried the Bacardi Bat Device as its symbol since 1862.
The Cruzan Rum Distillery was founded in 1760 at St. Croix in the US Virgin Islands. Many visitors take a tour of the Curzan distillery when visiting the Virgin Islands.
Robert and Carlene Hamaty started the Tortuga Rum Company in 1984 with two blended rums, Tortuga Gold and Tortuga Light. The Tortuga Company is based on the Cayman Islands.
Parrot Bay is a coconut flavored rum made by the Captain Morgan company. Light Parrot Bay drinks are also flavored with mango, pineapple or passion fruit.
The Appleton Rum distillery is situated in Nassau Valley on the South Coast of Jamaica. The Appleton Jamaican distillery was founded in 1749.
Bundaberg is a dark Caribbean rum which is produced in Bundaberg, Queensland, Australia. Bundaberg was developed in 1888 and is colloquially known as 'Bundy'. The Polar Bear is the company mascot for Bundaberg rum.
Pussers Ltd was founded by Charles Tobias in 1979 on Tortola in the British Virgin Islands. The word 'Pusser' is Naval slang for a purser or ship's pay officer in the Royal Navy.
Havana Club Rum
Havana Club is a Cuban brand of rum, made in Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba. Havana Club is owned by the government of Cuba.
Myers Rum was founded Fred L Myers in 1879. Myers is a brand of Jamaican rum produced by Diageo PLC.
Don Q Rum
Don Q is a brand of Puerto Rican rum developed by the founder Juan Serralles (c.1845-1921) in Ponce, Puerto Rico. Don Q was named after Don Quixote, the legendary Spanish fictional character Don Quixote.
Famous lyrics about Rum
One of the most famous lyrics about Rum comes from the song by Senses Fail with the 'Rum Is For Drinking, Not For Burning' Lyrics.
Most Popular Rum
Captain Morgan, Malibu ( Coconut ), Bacardi, Cruzan, Tortuga, Parrot Bay, Appleton, Bundaberg, Pussers, Havana Club, Myers and Don Q are the most famous Brand names. The most popular rums are as from the following regions:
- Puerto Rican
Free Rum Drink Recipes
These free Rum Recipes are suitable for:
- Drinks at your home bar
The list of free Rum Recipes detailed above contain the contents by ingredients. Exercise your bartending skills, use decorations and unusual drinking glasses and drink coasters to become the bartender of your own personal bar which serves Rum Recipes!