Rum is one of your favorite spirits. You deserve to have the best experience whether you are drinking it alone or with a cocktail! You should therefore be using the proper glassware so that you can have a better rum drinking experience. There are certain glasses made specifically for serving rum that are classy, high-quality, and best suited to enhancing the flavor of rum. They make rum drinking an exciting and sophisticated experience, enhancing the pleasure of drinking rum to the fullest.
The glass in which rum is served resembles a tulip, much like the glass in which whisky is served. A brandy snifter is ideal for people who like their rum neat or for those who do rum tastings. The highball works well with rum when it comes to mixing with several mixers.
DOES THE RUM GLASS MAKES A DIFFERENCE?
There is a lot of sensory experience involved in whiskey tasting. When you drink a spirit that is smelling good, tasting good, and ageing well, you are experiencing art. The stuff has been known to be drunk from coffee mugs from time to time…haha. So don’t be snobby about it. The real experience is always better. After all, whiskey was originally introduced as aquavitae, the “water of life.” We can’t argue with this.
Glassware plays an important role in influencing what you perceive in terms of smells and tastes. It is critical to remember that you need to have a glass with a lot of vapors so that you may really “nap” the rum. The difference may sound snobbish, but it is extremely important. As a result of combining taste and smell, flavor is perceived. Alcoholic beverages, which have complex flavors, make the sense of aroma even more important to the overall experience.
Safety of Rum Glasses
Usually lead is considered toxic, so people worry about the amount of lead present in crystal whisky glasses that are fashioned from crystal. Generally, though, lead in whisky glasses is perfectly safe as long as it is not left standing for an extended period of time. You should be aware that some people pour their liquid into crystal decanters for extended periods of time, which can lead to the presence of lead in the liquor.
Lead-Free Crystal ( or Crystalline) Glasses
There are a variety of crystals that are lead-free that make excellent rum glasses. Rather than lead oxide, barium oxide, potassium oxide, or zinc oxide is used to replace the lead oxide component of the glass. This provides an effect similar to that of lead crystal but is much more durable than traditional glass. Rum Crystal glasses made from lead-free materials are also less expensive than those made from leaded materials.
CAN A GLASS IMPROVE THE TASTE OF RUM?
Using whiskey-specific glasses, such as Short Stories or Lismore Connoisseur, will increase your whiskey’s flavour and aroma.
Then why? When enjoying quality whiskey’s, it’s necessary to use the proper glass that allows the whiskey’s aroma to fully and truly be experienced. The glass should be wide enough for all types of whiskey to breathe and perfect for a pleasant and ‘neat’ swirling experience.
Good taste is always reflected in the use of the correct glass. The flavour and aroma of your choice of liquor are more noticeable when you pour it into a whiskey glass. Your senses are alerted to the subtle aromas of your whiskey.
The result is an even better whiskey tasting experience. In the world of fine whiskey, the Short Stories series by Waterford is the pinnacle of craftsmanship and a pinnacle of enjoyment.
How to Choose The Best Rum Glass?
When choosing a whisky or scotch glass, there are some important factors to consider, even if it is partly a matter of personal preference. In addition to these, there are the following:
1. Rum Glass Structure
As great spirits do, high-quality whiskeys need to breathe as well. Drink whisky out of wine glasses so it doesn’t sit too deeply in the bottom (don’t drink Rum from a plastic cup). The shape of a glass affects its sensory qualities as well as its texture and shape. Glencairn rums and glasses have a number of thick, smooth bodies that make them easy to recognize. Drinking from a glass is easier if your mouth is round, lightly curled, and relaxed.
2. Glass & Characteristics
When you hold the glass in your hand, the quality should be apparent. The design, weight, and grip should also be taken into consideration.
3. Rum Glass Appearance
Having the right glasses makes a difference, especially when it comes to rum and Scotch. Another way of saying this is that aesthetics matter.
Drinks served in Rum Glasses
Rum: Drinking rum doesn’t feel like drinking water, but it feels like you’re drinking like a pirate. The way something so simple can evoke an emotion or feeling is funny. Some people report feeling more relaxed after drinking brandy or Scotch. However, rum is perhaps the only drink more versatile and popular across every demographic than vodka. It is, of course, not as versatile as beer and wine, both of which are popular.
Everyone knows how delicious rum is… but what does it actually contain? Truthfully, rum is made primarily from sugarcane juice or by-products such as molasses. This spirit is initially clear; its rich color is the result of barrel aging. Despite being made across a wide spectrum of countries, the majority of the “good stuff” is produced in the Caribbean and Latin America.
How Rum is Made?
When it comes to the production of rum, there are no global regulations as compared to Scotch or Bourbon. One of the reasons why Caribbean and Latin American barrels remain the most popular is that they follow their own customs and traditions. In most parts of the world today, rum is still made from molasses, although some is derived from sugarcane juices, primarily in the French speaking islands of the Caribbean. There are several rums known to be produced on the island of Martinique, primarily the Rhum Agricole, which is protected by the Authorization of Origin (AOC). This designation can only be achieved if certain criteria are met.
- Juice made from freshly squeezed sugar cane
- To prevent development of undesirable flavor compounds, we require a minimum sugar content (Brix > 14 ° Bx) and a minimum pH (pH > 4.7).
- Hot juicing is not allowed and juicing is regulated
- There can be a maximum volume of 13,208 US gallons or 500 hectoliters for the fermentation to be discontinuous.
Types of Rum
The seven types of rum found in most liquor stores around the world can be divided into seven basic types. Every single one has a distinct taste profile and many of them have very specific uses.
Rums that are considered “light,” as well as “white” and “silver,” tend to be quite sweet with little or no flavor profile. As they have a mild flavor and aroma, they are typically used for mixing in a variety of cocktails after blending to remove any color.
A dark rum can also be distinguished by its color. Most dark rums are made from caramelized molasses and matured in charred casks for an extended period of time. In comparison with lighter rums, they are typically full-bodied and can sometimes have hints of spice and smoke. It is usually used for cooking and baking, but mixologists have recently been using it to make colorful cocktails.
As the dark rums are heavier than light rums, the amber-colored rums are usually lighter than dark ones, but stronger than light ones. Typically, white oak casks are used to age these rums, which are used for mixing drinks.
Almost all spiced rums are actually gold rums infused with spices. You should keep in mind that the least expensive bottles usually contain only light rums with color added, whereas more expensive bottles can sometimes contain dark rums. Spiced rum is generally described as being made from an infusion of cinnamon, anise, pepper, and rosemary as well as a blend of other ingredients.
High Proof Rum
Some of these rums are ridiculous in my opinion. The drinker who is only interested in getting drunk usually consumes these over-proofed rums as they are often over 75% ABV (150 proof), while many are as high as 200%. For example, Bacardi 151 is known as an example of a rum that is commonly mixed into mixed drinks rather than cocktails.