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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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Angostura have over 200 years of history making alcoholic beverages, and their yeast used to make this rum dates back to 1947, so they certainly have the heritage, knowledge and experience to make a g...
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Angostura
£22.95
A fairly modern rum brand this, which targets the new fangled cocktail fan who wants complexity and depth to a white rum. The clever chaps take rum from Barbados, Jamaica, Trinidad and Guyana and a li...
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Banks
£37.95
An amazing 23 different rums have been combined by Master Blender Arnaud de Trabuc in this premium golden rum. The number seven refers to the different styles of spirit he used from Jamaica, Guyana, J...
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Banks
£46.95
A rum from Nicaragua bottled in Berry Brothers Classic Rum range. This has notes of cocoa, tobacco and limes. We recommend sipped or in a delicious tropical drink.
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Berry Brothers and Rudd
£31.95
This rum from Guatemala has a smooth, tropical character begging to be used in a daiquiri or mojito. Bottled by Berry Brothers in their new Classic rum range.
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Berry Brothers and Rudd
£31.95
We're delighted to see a classic range of rums from Berry Brothers. This Barbados rum shows delicate notes along with typical molasses and fruits. A great introduction to this historic rum region.
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Berry Brothers and Rudd
£31.95
Berry Brothers have been bottling rum for decades, so it's only fit to see a new classic range of rums which celebrate the variety of rum regions. This is a Jamaican rum which has fruits and esters at...
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Berry Brothers and Rudd
£31.95
The second new permanent Rum release from That Boutique-y Rum Company which is named 'Elegant- Dried Fruits'. This blend of Jamaican and Guyanan molasses rum is a balance of heavy and funkier flavours...
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Boutiquey
£28.95
A new permanent release from That Boutique-y Rum Company, this is a blend of funky Jamaican molasses based rums along with Martinique sugarcane rums. A delicious light and fruity rum perfect suited fo...
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Boutiquey
£24.95
Bumbu Rum is based on the original recipe created by 16th and 17th century sailors of the West Indies, who blended native Caribbean spices into the rum and called 'Bumbu'.
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Bumbu
Bumbu Rum 35% 70cl
£35.95
A blend of rum from Papa New Guinea and Fiji spiced with natural spices and then infused with Australian bananas. No additional sugar means this is perfect for an extra tropical Dairquari or Old Fashi...
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Cargo Cult
£32.95
A new blended dark rum honouring a history of two industries, specifically the shipbuilding on the river Clyde in Glasgow and the Rum trade of the West Indies. Penned as a Scottish Creation, this rum ...
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Caulkers
£41.95
This famous Chairman's Reserve bottling has now been crafted to mimic the rum found in forgotten casks which were preserved from a catastrophic fire that destroyed the St Lucia Distillers warehouse in...
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Chairmans Reserve
£40.95
Oak Aged rum, specifically chosen by the Chairman of the St Lucia Distillery company; Laurie Barnard. Matured in Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Buffalo Trace casks.
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Chairmans Reserve
£25.95
This long estabilshed rum brand has been produced in Barbados since 1884. The Fine rum is a gentle, light bodied style made from predominantly continuously distilled rums.
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Cockspur
£19.95
A popular rum from Venezuelan distillery Diplomatico which has created quite a following over recent years. Blended with 80% pot still rums and 20% light rums after being aged for a maximum of 12 year...
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Diplomatico
£41.95
Planas is the replacement for Diplomatico Blanco. It is made the same way as its predecessor by blending the finest Venezuelan rums (some aged for 6 years) but instead it is bottled at a higher streng...
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Diplomatico
£33.95
This is a Caribbean rum, previously used to season casks for whisky, which has been married with banana peel extract (dried, fermented banana peels steeped in alcohol for two weeks) to create a fruity...
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Discarded
£24.95
A rum from the Philippines, distilled from sugar cane and aged in oak casks for 7 years. We found it to be more liqueur in style, rather than a straight rum.
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Don Papa
Don Papa Rum 40% 70cl
£34.95
Don Q is named after famous literary character, Don Quixote. The Gold Rum is a very smooth, flavourful rum made from a blend of aged rums from 1.5 to 5 years. Unlike the Cristal, its colour has been l...
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Don Q
£23.95
Created by the Gosling Family two hundred years ago, the Gosling's Black Seal Bermuda Rum has become world famous. This is now a blend of pot and column still rums sourced from all over the Caribbean ...
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Goslings
£24.95
Gosling's Black Seal Rum but with an extra kick, bottled at 75.5% abv or 151 proof, this is a perfect addition to cocktails, as the higher strength will carry through more flavours.
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Goslings
£38.95
An aged agricole rhum made by Habitation Saint-Étienne in Martinique. This has been matured in ex-Bourbon and French oak casks creating a spicy, aromatic agricole rum.
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HSE
£79.95
An white agricole rhum made by Habitation Saint-Étienne in Martinique. A floral, vegetal rhum bottled at a higher strength of 100 proof (50%) so perfect for a ti-punch cocktail.
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HSE
£29.95
Inspired by the Jamaican music scene from the 1950s and 1960s, Jah45 is a blend of unaged column still rum from Clarendon and unaged pot still rums from several distilleries such as Hampden, Monymusk ...
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JAH45
£31.95
Kirk and Sweeney offer a great, easy-drinking rum with a complexity of sweet layers, in the highest of their numbered rums. Originally presented as the "23 Year", a rebranding has changed this to "2...
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Kirk and Sweeney
£44.95
The name of Kirk and Sweeney originally comes from a schooner boat well known for rum running around the Dominican coast. Originally known as "12 year", a revision to the branding now labels this rum ...
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Kirk and Sweeney
£36.95
L'Amitie White Rum is produced in Mauritius on three column stills from fermented molasses and bottled un-aged. Perfect for cocktails that are shared among friends as "L'amitié" means "friendship" in...
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L'Amitie
£18.95
Leblon Cachaça is produced at the Destilaria Maison Leblon in Patos de Minas, Brazil. It is made from fresh sugar cane juice, fermented and then distilled in traditional copper pot stills in batches ...
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Leblon
£38.95
Distilled from molasses and rice at the Bangyikhan Distillery, before being infused with Thai herbs and spices, Mekong is one of the most popular spirits in Thailand. We would say in taste, it is clos...
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Mekhong
£17.95
Mount Gay Black Barrel is made from rums distilled on traditional column and double retort pot still. These rums were matured in ex-Tennessee whiskey casks and finished in heavily charred ex-bourbon b...
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Mount Gay
£32.95
Named after the Hell's Kitchen's Owen 'Owney' Madden, a notorious rum runner during the prohibition era, this American rum is made with 100% sugar cance molasses. It's light vanilla flavour is complim...
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Owneys
£42.95
This is a high strength blanc Rhum Agricole from Martinique made entirely from sugarcane juice rather than molasses. A vibrant, powerful character of sugarcane makes this a worthy component for a punc...
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Rhum J.M.
£31.95
This rhum agricole from Martinique has been made from 100% sugarcane juice and has been matured for 18 to 24 months in large oak casks also known as 'foundres'. A tasty combination of more vegetal whi...
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Saint James
£26.95
This botanical rum has been created by the Spirited Union Distillery in Amsterdam. They have taken an agricole-style rum from Mauritius and distilled it with Spanish lemon along with a curious combina...
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Spirited Union
£35.95
A half bottles of this popular spiced rum which uses imported from the Caribbean islands blended with secret spices to achieve the dark colour and aromatic flavour.
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The Kraken
£15.95
Tiki Lovers' Dark Rum is a blend of unaged Jamaican heavy pot still rum from the famous Hampden Estate along with 2-3 year old Barbados rum from Foursquare. These are both then blended with a small bl...
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Tiki Lovers
£32.95
A blend of rums from Jamaica, Barbados,Trinidad and Guyana infused with a fresh pineapple extract. To make the extract, the freshly harvested unfermented pineapple juice is stripped of some of its wa...
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Tiki Lovers
£29.95
Bundaberg Overfroof Rum is a dark rum made by Australian distillery, bottled at 57.7%. Full of oak, caramel and spice notes.
Bundaberg
£32.95
The iconic Australian Rum has been made in the Queensland town of the same name for over a hundred years and has been bottled since the 1960s. The label features the iconic polar bear used as Bundy's ...
Bundaberg
£36.95
Cadenheads is the oldest independent bottler in Scotland located in Campbeltown well known for their whisky releases, but it doesn't mean that they are not open on other type of spirits. Their Classic...
Cadenheads
£33.95
This spiced mocha liqueur from Scotland's first rum distillery does exactly what it says on the bottle. With a deep coffee profile laced with sweet chocolate,it makes a great addition to vanilla ice c...
Dark Matter
£17.95

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