Among nonaficionados, there is a fair amount of confusion over white rum. How does it differ from its darker sibling? How does one use it?
The first thing to understand about rum, asserts Ben Schaffer, publisher of Rum Reader magazine, is that its translucence does not necessarily reveal much about its essence. “Really, the color of the rum has very little impact on what it is or tastes like or the quality of it,” Schaffer explains.