Exploring Sipping Rum

The spirit of sugar cane is coming into its own as a favorite pour for connoisseurs

Exploring Sipping Rum
Rum makers are tapping techniques associated with other spirits—e.g., cask finishes, novel wood types—to widen the flavors on offer. Along with the typical sweetness come nuanced fruit and spice notes. (500px Plus/Getty Images)
From the Nov 30, 2021, issue

Many Americans get their introduction to rum through beachside, fruit cocktails, Tiki drinks or drowned in cola. However, a wealth of rums that are worthy of sipping neat or on the rocks are now being made all over the world. Throughout the Caribbean, Central and South America, even the United States and some distant places on the other side of the globe, rums are emerging that are accessible to drinkers of wine, whiskey and brandy. Learn more about the process and get a list of recommended rums to try today.

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