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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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Appleton is one of the most well known and respected rum producers in the World. The Special was produced in World War 2, to cover for a shortage of whisky.
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Appleton
£18.95
A blend of pot and column still rums barrel aged for 2 years before the colour is filtered out. It is a crisp, medium bodied rum designed to be drunk with fruit juice, cola and other mixers.
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Appleton
£18.95
Appleton have spent over 200 years perfecting their rum, and the current team have many years experience between them, producing rich, flavoursome Jamaican rum.
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Appleton Estate
£26.50
Appleton Estate is one of the oldest rum producers having been established in Jamaica in 1749. This rum is distilled in entirely in pot stills and has been tropically matured in oaks casks for 12 year...
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Appleton Estate
£39.95
Appleton estate is one of the oldest rum producers having been established in Jamaica in 1749. This rum is distilled in pot still and matured in oaks casks. It is a blend of 15 different Appleton Rums...
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Appleton Estate
£22.50
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
Chris Blackwell's family are one of the oldest merchant families in Jamaica, having come to the island in the 1600's. Chris' Grandfather owned the Wray and Nephew distillery, hence the rum's origins. ...
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Blackwell
£22.95
An official bottling from the iconic Hampden Estate distillery in Trelawny, Jamaica. The distillery practices the most rigid production methods to ensure its character, using its own spring water, fer...
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Hampden
£59.95
Xaymaca was the name that the Arawaks, the first inhabitants of Jamaica gave to the Island and so this release of Plantation rum evokes those origins and is made of 100% pot still Jamaican Rum. A blen...
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Plantation
£34.95
In 1997 Joy Spence became Appleton Estates first ever female Master Blender. Since then she has dedicated herself to creating some of the finest aged rums that have ever been released. This limited re...
Appleton Estate
£204.95
The oldest rum producer in Jamaica, Appleton 21 has sat in oak casks for a minimum of 21 years and has developed all sorts of complexity over that time.
Appleton Estate
£159.95
An official bottling from one of Jamaica's most prestigious distilleries, Hampden Estate, which is known for pot still led and high ester rums. This is a blend of marques representing the distillery's...
A single cask of pot distilled rum from Monymusk distillery in Jamaica selected by Bar Tre in Hiroshima and bottled by Thompson Bros. The label was designed by Yu Kurahashi and is called 'Under The Ap...
Jamaican Rum
£64.95
Distilled on a double retort Forsyths pot still at Long Pond Distillery in Jamaica and aged in the tropics for 14 years. This pure single rum, bottled by Habitation Velier, has an ester count of 1,284...
Long Pond
£157.95
Mezan rums are normally from individual distilleries and are bottled as a vintage, but this is a combination of rums from Monymusk and Hampden distilleries, with ages varying from 4 to 23 years of age...
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Mezan
£38.95
A special pure single rum from Habitation Velier. This is a 9 year old rum made on a single retort pot still at Monymusk Distillery in Clarendon, Jamaica. It was aged entirely in the tropics and has a...
Monymusk
£107.95
This 8 year old rum from Worthy Park distillery in Jamaica was aged in American oak barrels in both Jamaica and the UK before being bottled by Bristol Spirits in 2016. It was distilled in Worthy Park'...
Worthy Park
£51.95
The biggest selling overproof rum in the world, perfect in cocktails. It shows off the heaviness of Jamaican rum, which shines through in mixed drinks. Produced at Appleton distillery, Wray and Nephew...
Wray & Nephew
£29.95

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