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Ten Things to Know About Jamaican Rum

Jamaican rum has a particular mystique, and many rum geeks consider Jamaican rum’s unique flavor profile

Jamaican rum is particularly known for its strong aroma and flavor, emphasizing fruits like pineapple and overripe

” These flavors derive from fermentation ingredients like dunder, muck, and cane acid, which are rarely used in

Jamaica currently has six distilleries making rum: Worthy Park, Long Pond, Appleton, Clarendon, Hampden, and New Yarmouth

Jamaican is famous for the many marques (or marks) that each distillery makes

Each style is named with a unique sequence of letters and numbers, for example, NYE/WK

Rum geeks love to decode what each marque’s letters and symbols represent

Just over a decade ago, there was only one Jamaican rum brand featuring the distillery where it

The new brands are Worthy Park, Hampden Estate, Monymusk, and Long Pond

The GI defines the exact requirements required for a rum to be labeled and sold as “Jamaican

” Jamaica’s GI provides its rum with the same legal protections as spirits like champagne, Scotch whisky,

Jamaican distilleries are famous for their double retort pot stills that create a flavorful, heavy-bodied rum in

Jamaica is home to both Joy Spence, the first woman to hold the title of Master Blender

It was diluted with local neutral spirits before sale as “rum verschnitt

Jamaican rums are often used to flavor and add aroma to non-alcoholic products like candies, ice cream,

It holds a 1/3 share of National Rums of Jamaica, which in turn owns the Clarendon and Long