The Dark and Stormy hails from Bermuda, where it is always prepared with the dark-as-tar local rum, Gosling's Black Seal. Lest you think them petty, E. Malcolm Gosling Jr. Pour rum and fresh lime juice over ice in a Collins glass. Garnish with a lime wedge. Sweet, Spicy.
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Rum is making a steady comeback with liquor aficionados, craft cocktail connoisseurs and normal guys alike. Along with the best tequila on the market, rum is currently giving old-school sipping liquors a run for their money. The short answer is that rum is just newer and more exciting than yet another glass of bourbon or Cognac. Rum is made by fermenting and distilling molasses or pure sugarcane.
We've been told that whiskey drinkers will discover the joys of an alternative brown spirit when properly aged, that is as rum brands finally get their Pappy Rum Winkle—some limited-release, impossibly rare rum that'll spawn a thousand dudes posting selfies on Instagram after waiting in line for 24 hours to score a bottle. One problem that rum has faced over the years is its reputation as an unregulated, duplicitous spirit. There are good reasons for that: Brands sometimes put meaningless numbers on bottles, leading us drinkers to mistake them for age statements, and sugar or other additives are sometimes used to adulterate flavor without any notification. The bottom line is that there is a rum for everyone, and likely from a distillery that is transparent about its process.
With that in mind, what rum suits your preference? Do you go with white rum? A spiced rum? An aged or a dark rum?