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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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Now we love rum, and we love cream, so we predict that this liqueur must be delicious! Made with Foursquare rum, distilled and matured on the island of Barbados which is then blended with vanilla, co...
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Crisma
£24.95
This is great blend of Foursquare's pot and column distilled rums. Smooth and balanced, full of fruity notes.
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Doorlys
£28.95
A fruity, chewy rum that we're glad to see finally hit our shores. If you're already a fan of Doorly's you'll want to grab this and if you're not...well it's about time you became a fan!
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Doorlys
£46.95
Distilled at the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados, where a proportion of the rum is matured in ex oloroso sherry casks, giving the rum a lovely richness and fruitiness.
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Doorlys
£36.95
Joining Foursquare's Exceptional Cask Selection series is this 2008 vintage rum. Ex-Bourbon casks were filled in early 2008, with spirit from both pot and column stills, which were then selected and b...
Bourbon
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Foursquare blended together two very opposing sides of their spirits for this bottling; combining a light rum distillate with one that uses far more molasses for a much heavier spirit. The two halves...
Bourbon
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Foursquare
£142.95
A single cask rum bottled by Hunter Laing. This Foursquare rum from Barbados was distilled in November 2006 and matured for 12 years before bottling. 303 bottles were produced at 46%.
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A single cask of Foursquare rum from Barbados bottled by Leith Stillroom. Distilled in November 2005 and filled into an ex-bourbon cask and bottled 13 years later in 2019 producing 267 bottles.
Bourbon
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Foursquare
£119.95
Following the stunning releases of 2004 and 2005 rums in Foursquare's Exceptional Cask Series, comes the 2007 vintage, a blend of pot and column distilled rums aged for 12 years in ex-bourbon casks. T...
Bourbon
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This Barbados rum from Foursquare distillery is a blend of column and pot still distilled rum, matured from 14 years in ex-bourbon casks but a portion of the blend was aged in ex-Madeira casks. It is ...
Doorlys
£63.95
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 ...
A single blended rum from Foursquare using pot and column still rums matured in a combination of ex-bourbon and ex-Madeira wine casks. Bottle without added sugar or flavourings.
This Empery is the ninth Exceptional Cask Selection release from Foursquare rum distillery. It is a blend single matured rums (ex-bourbon casks for 14 years) and double matured rums (ex bourbon casks ...
Double maturation is popular in the whisky industry but it is not uncommon in rum. The Patrimonio is a single blended rum (pot still and column still) made at the Foursquare Distillery in Barbados. Th...
Foursquare
£175.95
This exceptional vintage rum from Barbados is a blend of pot- and column-still rums matured for 12 years in ex-bourbon casks. It has been awarded Supreme Champion Spirit at the International Spirit Aw...
Bourbon
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...
An independently bottled Foursquare rum from the ever reliable Bristol Spirits. This is one that we're very much looking forward to trying ourselves.
Foursquare
£54.95
One of the oldest Sugar Plantations in the World, Foursquare Distillery take an aged molasses rum and add real herbs and spices, to give it Christmassy aromas. Despite being a spiced rum, there is no ...
Foursquare
£28.95
One of the oldest trading families in Barbados, R L Seale's have been working on rum distillation since the 1820's. The current distillery is on the site of the old sugar factory. A blend of their lig...
R.L. Seales
£44.95

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