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Rum

Rum is a spirit made by distilling byproducts of sugar refining, such as Molasses, or straight from pure sugarcane juice.

 

It may be known as Rum, Ron or Rhum, with different styles being produced everywhere from the Caribbean to Australia, South America to Japan. But it is most associated with the West Indies and plays a large role in their culture. It has a rich, if occasionally unsavoury, history.

 

In the era of privateers and pirates, rum was used as currency for trading and buying slaves, and given daily to naval sailors as part of their pay. This has created terms like 'alcohol proof', where gunpowder was soaked in rum and ignited as proof of its strength. It also created 'grog', a drink of water, rum and lime juice, partly to combat scurvy, but mostly to stop the problem of drunken sailors!

 

The general grades of rum are a good starting point to cut through the confusion of so many different sets of guidelines for terms and age statements. White rums are generally cocktail rums, while dark or gold rums are more flavourful and are usually aged longer. Spiced and flavoured rums do exactly what they suggest and can be great for mixing. Almost all commercial rums are blended from different distilleries and island regions for a unique and balanced profile, but we are really enjoy the increased availability of single distillery or even single still rums.

 

Cachaça (from Brazil), and Rhum Agricole (from the French-speaking island producers), are both variants on rum, very similar in style but made exclusively using unrefined sugarcane juice. They carry more flavour from the original sugarcane and Cachaça especially is used in a lot of tropical style cocktails.

 

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An independently bottled single distillery rum from Belize which has been distilled on a triple column continuous still and then tropically aged in heavy char American bourbon barrels for 6 years befo...
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Bristol Spirits select small batches of excellent rums, and this Caroni fits that profile. One of the more sought after rums, for its complexity and fruity notes.
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Don Papa 10 year old is a limited edition rum from Philippines. It has been made from the highest quality sugar cane and matured in re-charred american oak. Smooth and delicate on the palate but has l...
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English Harbour
£54.95
A single cask rum independently bottled by The Thompson Bros at Dornoch Distillery.This was distilled in 2008 in Forsyth's pot still at Worthy Park Estate in Jamaica. It was then bottled 10 years late...
Fine Old Jamaican Rum
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Released as part of Foursquare's Exceptional Cask Selection series, the Premise is a blend of pot still and column still rum matured in both ex-bourbon and ex-sherry casks for ten years. Foursquare's ...
This delicious rum has been made at the famed Foursquare distillery in Barbados and matured for 10 years. It has spent time aging in both ex-bourbon and ex-cognac casks, developing flavours of rich, d...
A molasses based rum from Trinidad Distillers Ltd made on steel multi-column stills in 2007 and then filled into first-fill American bourbon barrels. After some while ageing in the Caribbean, the rum ...
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