Rum can come in various colors. Among the most well-known is White Rum. This type, which is also sometimes referred to as light or silver rum, is clear and has no color.
This type of rum is light-bodied and often has a bit of a sweeter flavor, making it the perfect ingredient for many mixed drink and rum-based cocktail recipes. In fact, many recipes that call for rum are more than likely created with this popular rum choice.
Many brands of White Rum are created in Puerto Rico, although the popular Cachaca brand is a product of Brazil. Sugarcane juice and molasses are the main ingredients in White Rum. In addition, the distillation process for the spirit is often short. While charred oak casks are used for aging most rum varieties of rum, White rum is usually aged in stainless steel tanks or plain oak casks for around a year or so. By aging the spirit in this manor, the final product is clear. Some brands, such as the Cachaca, further filter their rum to ensure that the product has no color at all.
The hint of sweetness that is often found in White Rum comes from the fact that it is commonly flavored with citrus fruits, such as lemons or oranges, as well as various tropical fruits. White Rum is typically 40 percent alcohol by volume.