The base ingredients for rum are generally molasses, yeast, and water. However, certain higher end rums, such as Zacapa premium rum, don't use molasses. Rather, they substitute sugarcane juice, also known as “virgin sugar cane honey”, for the molasses.
Also, is Rum natural?
It's then fermented, distilled, and aged in oak barrels. A species of brandy…distilled from sugarcanes. Rum differs from simple sugar spirit in that it contains more of a natural flavour or essential oil of the sugarcane… the flavour of rum is really the effect of the natural flavour of the cane.
How Jamaican Rum is made?
Rum is made from molasses, which is a by-product of sugar after it has been refined. The molasses is mixed with water and fermented with yeast, and then distilled and aged to bring out the silky smooth texture and complex flavours.
What makes a dark rum?
Dark, black or golden rum starts off as the same clear spirit that makes light rum. However, instead of being filtered and bottled right after being distilled, dark rums are aged first. Rum can also be darker if molasses, burnt sugar or caramel is added for color and flavor.