Rum Wonk Article - Esters, Volatile Compounds, and Congeners - What's the Difference?

Some of you may know that my rum-related writing has transitioned from to, hosted on Substack.

Oftentimes online discussions influence me to write a quick post. For instance, I recently saw a conversation that was very “obsessed” with ester levels, so I wrote this article to show that esters are just one part of the aroma and flavor equation. Sometimes less than 25% !

I hope you enjoy! It’s free to subscribe to RumWonk, but a few people have generously “upgraded” to paid subscriptions, which helps me pay the bills while I keep writing about rum.