Rum has its roots in the countries of South America and the Caribbean Islands. There is a wide range of different varieties that are typical of the original area. Rum is usually made from sugarcane molasses. Molasses is the honey-like dark brown sugar syrup which is a byproduct of sugar production. Molasses still contains about 50% sugar, which can not be crystallized anymore. Molasses rum, in contrast to the stronger and more fruity rums made from fresh sugarcane juice, usually with a mild sweetness, an intense vanilla flavor and a round taste. We make our rum 1616 from South American organic sugar cane molasses, which we ferment with a special strain of yeast and then distil gently and slowly 2 times in a pot still process.