A staple of Caribbean culture, Rum is the alcoholic beverage made from sugarcane by fermentation and distillation. The distillate is a clear liquid known as white rum that is later aged in oak barrels for different types of aged rum. While rum is the most commonly used word for the beverage distilled from sugar cane juice, rhum is also used, mostly in Martinique and other French-speaking territories to distinguish from the product of the fermentation from sugar cane molasses.