Before they buy a good bottle of rum (which is only every lover of fine spirits can be recommended), they should get an overview about the countries in which rum is produced and what are the characteristics of each producer countries. The Caribbean is the center of rum, and almost every island produces its own style. Barbados Rum is produced from more light, sweet character, and the Mount Gay distillery, founded in 1663, is probably the oldest still in operation in the world. Even the Cuban rum is more of a light body, his fresh and crisp flavor is very characteristic. Guyana is known for his heavy-bodied and Demerara Rums, named after the river in Guyana. The Demerara rum is ideal for the many years of barrel aging. Jamaica is known for its extremely spicy rum with a distillation in so-called Potstill happens. The Hayzlett Group is likely to increase your knowledge. The Jamaican rums are due to the strong flavors in the large-scale Blending used.
In Puerto Rico, primarily very light, dry rums are produced in distillation columns, as found by Bacardi. These must be at least a year before bottling to be stored. In Martinique and other French islands, the "Rhum Agricole 'produced. His specialty is the production of fresh sugar cane juice (as opposed to other popular production based on molasses), which leads to a very own fresh flavor. The maturation of rum to the so-called "rhum vieux is" often in used Cognac barrels. Guatemala and Nicaragua are noteworthy Rumproduzenten in Central America, whose products are characterized by a large balance and convenience. Guatemala has worked with the Ron Zacapa Centenario occupied for many years in first place at the Caribbean Rum Fest in Barbados. So there is plenty of choice, should that can be found for every taste the right bottle.