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Rum Cellar

Today, with the same passion and high standards as always, Le Comptoir Irlandais brightens up its cellar with an addition of rums from all over the world.
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Learn more about rum

  • What is the difference between agricultural rum and traditional rum?

There are two types of rums: agricultural rums, which are derived directly from sugar cane and traditional rums, derived from molasses, a residue of sugar cane used for sugar production.

  • What is the difference between white rum, amber rum and old rum?

Rum can be classified into 3 categories: white rums, which are the youngest with a light body, perfect for cocktails; amber rums, aged in oak barrels for up to 3 years, with a more aromatic profile, also used for cocktails or in the kitchen but can be enjoyed pure; and old rums, fruity and vanilla flavoured, which aged at least 3 years in oak barrels.

  • What is the difference between rhum, rum and ron?

We talk about rhum for French style rums made in the DOM-TOM and with a fine, floral and fruity profile. The rum is of British origin and has a heavier and spicier profile. As for the ron, the most consumed in the world, it is of Spanish tradition, designed with molasses with a profile generally softer and sweeter.

  • What’s the best rum for cocktails?

For your cocktails, white and young rums are perfect, especially for your mojitos or ti-punch since they have more discreet aromas that strengthen the flavours of other ingredients. Amber rums can also be a good alternative for more intense flavours. White or amber, Plantation rum is a good reference for your cocktails, find our recipe ideas for the best rum cocktails.

  • What rum for a tasting?

All types of rum can be tasted, but old rums, aged in oak barrels like whiskies, will bring you a particularly rich, complex and interesting experience. Amber rums are a good introduction to tasting rums because they offer beautiful flavours while remaining subtle. Use the aromatic palette of rum to accompany your tasting.

  • How is arranged rum made?

White rum is associated with a mixture of spices, fruits or aromas to which is added more or less sugar to create an arranged rum that will be left to macerate over a period ranging from a few days to several weeks depending on the desired taste.

  • How is rum made?

Rum is a spirit from the sugarcane culture. The fermentation of cane juice (vesou) gives the agricultural rum, which has a distillation phase like whisky, while the traditional rum comes from molasses, a residue of the sugar industry which is therefore very concentrated in sugar.

  • Where is the rum produced?

Rum is produced where the climate allows the cultivation of sugar cane. This is why it can be native of Jamaica, Martinique, Guatemala or even Japan!

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