Or… consider Rum when drinking late Spring cocktails…But first what is Rum?
I think a better example is what Rum is and is not.Warren Bobrow
• Rum is not made of grain.It is derived from sugarcane.Most Rum on the market is distilled from Molasses.Molasses is the stuff that is left after making sugar.It’s not pretty- you probably have a bottle of Blackstrap Molasses in your pantry.Same thing.
• Rum can be made with freshly crushed sugar cane juice- That style tends to be what we call Agricole or Agricultural.If the juice is not tanked within a day or so, it goes bad.
• Most Rum is aged in used American Bourbon oak barrels.Just like your Tequila and your Scotch and sometimes your beer.If you like Rum, you will probably be a whiskey drinker too.
• Most Rum contains the chemical known as glycerin for the creamy and richly textured “mouth-feel”… When distilleries and rectifiers (those who buy their distillate and say they make their own stuff-when they don’t, but there are no rules- so…) often add adjuncts and flavorings to the rum.(Bad news in my opinion)
Please, read further at https://totalfood.com/rum-seriously-hot-springtime/