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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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This rum from Thailand has been distilled in column stills at the Sangsom distillery and then matured in warehouses overlooking river mouth lagoons. The cool water of the lagoon helps reduce the tempe...
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Phraya
£44.95
The HMS Formidable was Admiral Rodney's flagship in the legendary Battle of the Saints. It was the ship he commanded to break the French line after a sudden change of wind and secure the Caribbean for...
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Admiral Rodney Rum
£74.95
Admiral George B. Rodney is credited as the man with the naval strategy to break te french line at the Battle of the Saints and thus ensuring British domination of the Caribbean. The rums from Saint L...
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Admiral Rodney Rum
£47.95
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
Famed for their aromatic cocktail bitters which were first formulated in 1824 and were prescribed as a sort of health tonic in the early 1900's to Royals and Nobles, Angostura began distilling rum in ...
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Angostura
£35.95
Bacardi is a popular spirit brand known all over the world. Their white rum, was first made in 1862 and previously known as 'Superior'. The Carta Blanca is blended from heavier and lighter bodied rums...
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Bacardi
£19.95
There may be no better known name in the world of rum than Bacardi. This release has been matured in oak casks for 4 full years, adding a spicy depth to their fruity, light rum.
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Bacardi
£22.95
A single cask rum bottled by the Leith Stillroom branch of Gleann Mor Spirits. This rum is from Guadelope, and speculation suggests it is specifically from the Damoiseau distillery located on the Bell...
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Bellevue
£124.95
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
Imported rum from Guyana, produced from Demerara sugar molasses and distilled in one of the last surviving wooden column stills in the world. This rum has been aged n ex-Bourbon casks for at least 3 y...
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East London Liquor Company
£28.95
This rum is made using fair trade Belize sugar cane. It is aged in American oak casks for 5 years. Sugar cane rums tend to have lighter, more aromatic notes.
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Fair
£36.95
A 12 year old rum from this highly awarded Nicuaraguan distiller. It produced from sugar cane, and matured in American oak casks.
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Flor De Cana
£34.95
Flor De Cana is a 7 year old Nicaraguan golden rum, aged in first fill bourbon casks. As with all Flor De Cana rums, this has no added sugar or colouring.
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Flor De Cana
£24.95
Fifth generation rum producers based in Nicaragua, Flor De Cana Extra Dry 4 year old is a column distilled molasses rum aged for 4 years in oak casks before being filtered to remove colour.
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Flor De Cana
£23.95
This prestigious Cuban rum is distilled in column stills from sugar molasses and aged for 3 years, giving just a hint of straw-colour to the liquid.
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Havana Club
£20.95
Cuba is known as one of the homes of rum. In the 1860's, Cuba had over 1000 rum distilleries, so you can see where they got the reputation. Havana Anejo Especial is matured in White Oak and finished i...
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Havana Club
£19.95
Unlike many other rums, the minimum age in Havana 7 is 7 years old, and it can contain rum as old as 14 in the mixture. Havana Club is Cuba's iconic rum. Fantastic in a rum Old Fashioned.
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Havana Club
£27.95
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
A full, rich and moth watering rum that will have you asking for more. While noting that the rum has been "oak barrelled", a rebranding has changed "18 year" to "18 reserva" and removed reference to 1...
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Kirk and Sweeney
£41.95
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
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
We like the idea of the "El Ritual" for drinking Venezuelan Rum; take a dram of this rum with lime, sugar and instant coffee granules. Dip the lime into the sugar, then the coffee, take a bite of it a...
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Pampero
£23.95
Plantation 3 star is a blend of rums from Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica. Each rum will contribute different notes, including fruity notes, honey notes, and full bodied oiliness from the Jamaican cask...
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Plantation
£25.95
After 30 years of producing sugar, in 1936 this sugar plantation began producing rum from their sugar cane. Still family run, they are continuing to produce fantastic aged rum all these years later.
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Ron Abuelo
£21.95
A family distiller in Panama, Ron Abuelo 7 year old rum is made from sugar cane honey at their sugar plantation.
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Ron Abuelo
£26.95
Aged in tropical climate, which will give it more oak, due to the temperature, in comparison to a colder climate maturation. This tends to make rums like this richer, in comparison to whiskies of the ...
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Ron Abuelo
£34.95
High quality 7 year old Panamanian Rum, crafted by rum expert Francisco Fernandez at the same distillery that produced Ron Cortez and Ron Abuelo. If you know who Ron Jeremy is, drink with a cheeky smi...
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Ron de Jeremy
£33.95
This Dominican rum was distilled in continuous stills and aged 10 years in a solera system.
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Ron Matusalem
£28.95
With a history spanning since the 1870's, Ron Matuselem have been creating high quality, aged rum for quite some time. Originally the toast of the cocktail culture in Cuba, after a rather tumultuous t...
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Ron Matusalem
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With a history spanning since the 1870's, Ron Matuselem have been creating high quality, aged rum for quite some time. Originally the toast of the cocktail culture in Cuba, after a rather tumultuous t...
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Ron Matusalem
£28.95
Triple distilled rum from the Dominican Republic, Ron Matusalem Platino is a perfect cocktail rum.
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Ron Matusalem
£24.95
Ron Matusalem is legendary rum brand created in 1872 in Santiago de Cuba and produced today in the Dominican Republic. The 23 Year Old Gran Reserva has been matured using Solera system to achieve prem...
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Ron Matusalem
£70.95
A luxurious rum from Guatemala using a blend of rums between 6 and 25 years old that have then been finished in ex-Cognac barrels.
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Ron Zacapa
£104.95
Thai rum, aged for 5 years in oak before being mixed with a selection of herbs and spices. A must for someone who is into their rum, and wants to try something a little different.
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Sangsom
Sangsom Rum 40% 70cl
£16.95
Seawolf is the very first Scottish white rum to hit the market, and its made by old pals Jason Scott and Mike Aikman from Bramble Bar. It is distilled from slowly fermented high grade molasses and is...
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Sea Wolf
£36.95
An old RMW favourite from Antigua. English Harbour use one of the only remaining copper column stills in the Caribbean to distill their spirit from molasses which are fermented in open top vessels for...
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Bourbon
English Harbour
£28.95
Admiral Rodney was a famous British admiral in the late 1700's who fought the French and Spanish in the West Indies, hence links to St Lucia. Admiral Rodney Rum is matured in American Oak casks that p...
Admiral Rodney
£49.95
Angostura, iconic rum producer in Trinidad, take their fantastic rum and age it in ex bourbon casks for between 5 and 8 years.
Angostura
£24.95
This famous producer of cocktail bitters began producing rum in 1947. This rum is distilled from molasses in column stills, before being aged in oak casks creating a rich, fruity oily rum.
Angostura
£29.95
Produced at the Angostura distillery on Trinidad and matured for 12 years in American oak casks. Angostura were formed in 1824, and became well known for their cocktail bitters, and latterly their fan...
Angostura
£61.95

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