Infochart: The Styles of Rum. English, French, and Spanish #SummerofRum

There are three basic styles of regional rum: English, French and Spanish.

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English rums have been traditionally imported from their colonies in the Caribbean and blended for aging and bottling. Molasses played a big part in the production and export throughout New England and ports of West Africa. The general style is produced is traditional distilled from molasses, dark, spiced, and aromatic. Aged in cask for several years.

Major English-style producing countries include:

Jamaica
Barbados
Trinidad & Tobago
Virgin Islands
Antigua
St. Lucia
British Guyana (Demerara)
Mauritius

 

French Rhum or Rhum agricole is predominately produced from sugar cane juice in French-speaking countries and territories. Column distilled, the agricole style has a fruity nose and relatively dry mouthfeel, with more vegetal tones. Cognac and Armagnac barrels may be used for aging these rhums.

French-style producing countries:

Martinique
Guadeloupe
Maire Galante
Haiti
French Guyana
Réunion
Mauritius

Spanish-style rum or ron are typically lighter with a more rectified taste. Also produced with molasses, the styles can vary from light-bodied to oily, round and complex with age.

Spanish-style producing countries:

Cuba
Puerto Rico
Dominican Republic
Venezuela
Guatemala
Nicaragua
Panama
Colombia
Peru
Costa Rica
Ecuador

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Berrys Own Selection 9yr old, Fijian

Berrys Own Selection 10yr old, Panama

Berrys Own Selection 11yr old, Barbados 

Berrys Own Selection 11yr old, St. Lucia 

Berrys Own Selection 12yr old, Guadeloupe

Blackwell, Jamaica 

Crusoe Organic Silver, California

Crusoe Organic Spiced, California

El Dorado Liqueur Golden Rum Cream

El Dorado Rum 12yr

El Dorado Rum 15yr

El Dorado Rum 21yr

El Dorado Rum 3yr

El Dorado Rum 5yr

El Dorado Rum 5yr

El Dorado Rum 6yr

El Dorado Rum 8yr 6in

El Dorado Rum Dark

El Dorado Rum Dark

El Dorado Rum Dark

El Dorado Rum Overproof 151

El Dorado Rum Single Barrel EHP

El Dorado Rum Single Barrel ICBU

El Dorado Rum Single Barrel PM

El Dorado Rum Spiced

El Dorado Rum Spiced

El Dorado Rum White

El Dorado Rum White

El Dorado Rum White

D'Aristi Blanco, Mexico

Diplomatico Rum Blanco, Venezuela

Diplomatico Rum Anejo, Venezuela

Diplomatico Rum Reserva Exclusiva Gift Box

Diplomatico Rum Reserva, Venezuela

Diplomatico Rum Reserva Exclusiva, Venezuela

Diplomatico Rum Vintage 2000, Venezuela

Diplomatico Rum Ambassador, Venezuela

English Harbour 5 yr old, Antigua

English Harbour 10 yr old, Antigua

Journeyman Distillery Rum Navy Strength, Michigan 

Novo Fogo Organic Silver, Brazil

Novo Fogo Cachaca Silver VAP-w/Caipirinha Kit, Brazil

Novo Fogo Organic Barrel Aged, Brazil

Novo Fogo Cachaca Chameleon

Novo Fogo Cachaca Rum Tanager

Parce Rum 8yr, Colombia

Parce Rum 12yr, Colombia

Penny Blue Mauritian Rum XO, Mauritius

Pink Pigeon, Mauritius

Rhum Clément Rum Mahina Coco, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum Damoiseau Virgin Cane, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum Creole Shrubb, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum Premiere Cane Agricole, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum Barrel Select, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum Blue Canne, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum Premiere Cane Agricole, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum VSOP Agricole, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum JonOne, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum Damoiseau VSOP, Martinique

Rhum Clément 6yr Rum Agricole, Martinique

Rhum Clément 10 yr Rhum Agricole, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum Cuvee Homere, Martinique

Rhum Clément Rum XO Agricole, Martinique

Rhum J.M Agricole Blanc 80 pf, Martinique

Rhum J.M VSOP Rhum Agricole, Martinique

Rhum J.M. Agricole Blanc 100pf, Martinique

Rhum J.M. Agricole Paille Gold 100pf, Martinique

Samaroli Rum 1995 Demerara Dark, Speyside

Samaroli Rum 2001 Fiji, Speyside

Samaroli Rum 2003 Caribbean Rum, Speyside

Samaroli Rum Fiji Yhemon, Speyside

Samaroli Rum Yhemon Evolution MultiVintage, Speyside

Ypioca Cachaça Crystal, Brazil

Ypioca Cachaça Prata, Brazil

Ypioca Cachaça Ouro, Brazil

Agua Libre Agricole, California 

St. George Rum California Agricole, California

St George Rum California Reserve Agricole Aged, California

Journeyman Distillery Roads End Rum, Michigan 

Great Lakes Distillery Roaring Dan, Wisconsin