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Whether you call them, clear, silver, white or simple 'see through' how do you drink them?


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Old 03-29-2009, 08:07 PM   #1
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How pale is a white rum? From old threads here there were mentions of OLD Bacardi which had a pale color. How pale must a color be to be WHITE?
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:34 PM   #2
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Hi, Daniel. Good question. When I can call it "gold", it is no longer white/light/silver (yes, a pretty lame response...). But, I really have no idea. The line blurs a lot with those straw colored rums. Unfortunately, the line for most rum drinkers is when it is colorless/tinted AND undrinkable unless mixed as a component of cocktail! The El Dorado Cask Aged 3 Year was probably a light gold/straw colored rum which filtering has rendered ALMOST clear. Fortunately, it is a light sipper with great flavor.
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Old 03-29-2009, 09:45 PM   #3
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Ya know I don't really know. I think most on this board along with others that are knowledge able would say if it looks like a drop of color in it then it still counts as white and would be used accordingly but...in todays vodka clear club scene crowd the masses might only settle for crystal clear. Look at HC's website and I believe there 3yr. white has some color, and it is supposed to make a really mean drink.
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An interesting question Daniel. You sometimes pose questions here when posed with challenges..or maybe just curiosity.

I am curious...How would in you in your own voice answer your question?
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An interesting question Daniel. You sometimes pose questions here when posed with challenges..or maybe just curiosity.

I am curious...How would in you in your own voice answer your question?
light rums as a category are mixed with delicious ingredients that at best, show off the quality of the great white spirit. At worst, don't get in the way of the other ingredients.
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An interesting question Daniel. You sometimes pose questions here when posed with challenges..or maybe just curiosity.

I am curious...How would in you in your own voice answer your question?
You are correct in that I am trying to work through a challenge. How light to make a light rum?

But I am thinking of the old Cruzan 2 yr Light as a reference point for color.
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I wonder what the original Bacardi looked like with 2 yr barrel aging then charcoal filtered.
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You are correct in that I am trying to work through a challenge. How light to make a light rum?
Anything up a pale straw tinge in the bottle would be ok by me on a bottle labeled White Rum.

Of course the color will be less apparent in the drinking glass.

I wonder if the Federal Government has regulations as to opacity in making the distinction between White and Gold Rums?
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ya know, if 10cane can have some color and have a following, then your product can too. And like Rum runner said, the color is going to be less noticeable in glass. Heck now that Im thinking of it, how many rum cocktails stay white? Daiquiri's will have some color, cube libre are dark, even a mojito gets a little color from the lime, sugar, and mint. Hope this is helpful.
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ya know, if 10cane can have some color and have a following, then your product can too. And like Rum runner said, the color is going to be less noticeable in glass.
10 Cane's bottle shape makes it appear lighter than it actually is.
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