While ageing in oak barrels, natural tannins in the wood colour and flavour our rums, developing the spirit from a white rum, to a light rum with a golden tint that will further develop into a rich amber the longer it is left to age.
Colour and Cocktails
Simply put: the colour of a rum should hint at the taste. The lighter the colour, the lighter the taste, and younger the rum. The darker the colour, the heavier/richer the taste, and the older the rum.
Ultimately, rum with even the slightest golden tint indicates that care and time were spent ageing the spirit in barrels to create quality rum. What does this mean for you? If you want a quality cocktail, use a quality rum.