Rum has come a long way over the last 500 years.
For centuries, rum has had a bad rep and has long been branded the juvenile delinquent of spirits. Now, growing in popularity it is fast showing its appeal to sippers world-wide.
Craft beer and artisan gin is still trendy but are there's a strong push towards the sweet nectar born from Cuba — its being rehabilitated, respected and seeing a revolution. Or as connoisseurs like to call it; a rum renaissance.
Maelia Gellusseau, rum ambassador for Havana Club explains what to look for, how to drink it and what to pair it with.
“Like wine grapes, the sugar cane growing climate has a knack for coaxing out rich flavours and fragrances and like wine, Cognac and Whisk(e)y, fine rum is aged in barrels,” she says.