Turning to colour, rum is best separated upon whether its silver or white, golden, or dark or black, as each colour affects the flavours that can be expected to be found in each bottle.
|Vegetal||A vegetal taste in rum typically shows itself through a distinctly earthy or plant-like taste that can often be sweet. For a close comparison, try freshly pressed sugar cane juice|
|Sweets||A sweet taste in rum can manifest itself through types of chocolate, including milk, dark or white chocolate to types of sweeteners or flavourings, including honey, sugar, or caramel|
|Citrus||Though a type of fruit, citrus is displayed on its own here as it is most commonly strongest in white rums and is not to be confused with other dried or fresh fruit flavours that can be found in other rum|
|Fruits||Fruit flavours in rum can appear as either dried or fresh fruits, particularly oranges, tropical fruits, raisins, or other common dried fruits, such as apricots|
|Spices||Spice flavours in rum present themselves as either hot, sweet or herbal spices, including mint, thyme, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, or cayenne, to name a few|
|Wood||Wood tastes in rum refers to the distinctly ashy or oaky flavours imparted often from oak ageing, including charcoal smoke, wood, or even cigarette or cigar smoke|