The paternity of rum is disputed between Spanish, French and English and its unmistakable taste has made it famous in every part of the globe, from Europe to the Caribbean.
We are talking about rum, an alcoholic distillate derived from molasses, or pure sugar cane juice, which has been synonymous with conviviality and taste for more than five centuries.
The first reliable information on its production dates back to 1500, a period in which, in England, began to be produced some distillates extracted from sugar canes from the Americas.
Contrary to what is thought, however, the Caribbean rum was born only two centuries later on the island of Barbados, from which it spread throughout the "New World" until it became the favorite drink of pirates and sailors. Moreover, over the centuries many peoples have reworked this liqueur to create dozens of variants with very different characteristics.
Among them stand out the Spanish ròn and the countless Caribbean versions such as the Cuban rhum, Puerto Rican or Jamaican.
Thanks to the different production techniques developed in every part of the world, today there are also countless variations ranging from classic amber to white, spicy or the famous "anejo" (aged).