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Flashcards in WSET Advanced Chile Deck (13):
1

What is the base material for Rum production

1) Sugar cane juice = result in 6-8% abv after ferment. Obtaine by pressing / crushing the cane.

2

Name the 4 different flavour camps for Rum

Jamaican: Intense and pungent.

3

How much molasses is used to produce 1 l Rum at 57% abv.

Average 2,5 kg molasses.

4

Distillation of light rum:

Continuous still = Column still - multiple linked columns (stripper + rectifier)

5

Distillation of heavy rum:

Pot still - double distillation.

6

Maturation

White rum: tend not to be aged.

7

Bacardi distilleries

The worlds biggest selling rum.

8

Latin America rum

Bacardi is the best known brand!

9

Trinidad Rum

Dominated by one big producer: Angostura = 6 different brands.

10

Barbados rum

First major volume producer in the 18th century.

11

Guyana rum

During the 20th century a lot of distilleries were closed - their stills were preserved.

12

Jamaica Rum

The most punchy pot still rum.

13

Rhum agricole

Origins from french owned islands: Martinique, Guadeloape, Le Réunions.