Rum is a liquor made by fermenting then distilling sugarcane molasses or sugarcane juice. The distillate, a clear liquid, is usually aged in oak barrels. Most rums are produced in Caribbean and North and South American countries, but also in other sugar-producing countries, such as the Philippines, and Taiwan.
Here is your quick guide to the different styles of rum - from white rum, golden rum and dark rum, to spiced rum, rhum agricole, demerara rum, and cachaça. If you're enjoying a Daiquiri, Mojito or a Piña Colada, it almost certainly contains a white rum.