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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
Produced by Wray an Nephew, a company with hundreds of years of experience in the rum business in Jamaica, Koko Kanu is a mixture of fine rum and coconut essence. Forget about Malibu, this is the real...
Koko Kanu
£20.95
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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