thank you very much Stefan to show me this discussion
i m happy that things are changing (ok 20 grams is also too much for my taste)
now i m curious to see how many brands will not lower the sugar and change the rum name
with spirit drink on the label, and also i m asking myself, will be the quantity of dosage
visible on the label ? if so for me things will be 1000 times easier because i ll know
what to avoid when buying new products ! i call this transparency, this declaration of sugar
presence in alcohol was always present on champagne and prosecco, dry, extra dry, brut is the less quantity
of sugar so where is the problem if this is extended to rum ? who like it very sweet will buy it with
the name of spirit drink !
finally a good law from the EU !
i know that this high sugar dosage is also present in cognac and maybe in some whiskey too,
so for me is good if they extend this even to other spirits, consumers will know what they buy ...
bar la moura,
This EU regulation handle all kind of spirits, but then you have to search for it on the web.
I have just read the parts about rum.
really have to do some research and by the way, stefan, you can call me francesco if you like,
bar la moura is my profile ok but is so unpersonal ...
after reading this document i m a little bit deluded, i m interested in all kind of spirits, only whisky
cant have sugar addiction almost all categories can have 20 grams per liter, grain spirit 10 grams,
fruit spirits 18 grams, cider spirits 15 grams, vodka 8 grams, but i didn t find if the quantity wil be well
visible on the label, for me it s important, i like to know what i m buying ! so i know what i sell
to my customers ...
Unfortunately can we just dream of that the producers, especially those who produce Spanish styled rum, will be honest and write out everything on the label.
The only way to get to know about added sugar is to make hydrometer tests by oneself, cause many of the results on the web aren't valid anymore since the relatively new EU regulations.
being in mexico (january this year) they are looking us like we are
a bag of cash, want just your to take your money, we was very deluded from the people,
also heard bad from friends returned from cuba or dominican republic ...,
we was in other places of the world too, but never never saw people like those latinos,
now if a producer start with the mentality that is important just cash (because this is in their DNA),
and not quality ... that s bad !
i don t think that add kilograms of sugar in a barrel is to get a quality product and i m sure
they know this too, but look how are rated such rums in this site, and if we look brands in percentage,
the most sugar added rums are from spanish style, english style less and maybe french style
make the more honest rum (i talk in percentage, we can always find exceptions)
only way to improve spanish style rum is to put strict regulations about additives,
same for tequila and other spirits they produce, but than people who like sweetened products
will be sad if they find their preferred rum is now a real destillate and not a sort of liquor,
this world is really going crazy ...
Very interesting reading. I for one rarely enjoy rums that have been altered with added sugar and I always research and refrain from buying new products that contain additives. I respect those who prefer sweet rums and in my opinion labeling the true contents of rum on the label should not affect sales. Any product purchased commercially is obligated to list the contents on the label, why not rum?
Producers that are overcharging for inferior rums laced with sugar fear decline in their sales but if they stand behind their products and their customers are happy, they will continue to buy such products.
Labeling sugar content on Rums is the way to go!
and even than many drinkers will happily buy sweetened rum,
it s like when people buy toothpaste, how many looks if it contains fluoride ?
or when people buy dietetic soda who check if they contain aspartame ?
and than when someone get a cancer, the question is how it s possible ?
he/she was so young ...
but ok labeling sugar content on rum is also my wish !
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