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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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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
This great rum from Guatemala has been matured for between 5 and 18 years, using a solera style system that combines sherry, port and ex-bourbon casks. Ron Botran is made from virgin sugar cane honey....
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Ron Botran
£43.95
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
£26.95
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
£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
Distilled in Guatemala, from first press sugar cane (also known as virgin sugar cane honey) fermented using their own house yeast. Matured in a mixture of American oak and casks that have contained li...
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Ron Zacapa
£49.95
Ryoma 7 Year Old is Japanese rum produced from sugar cane from the oldest sugar cane farm in Japan. It has been matured in oak barrels for 7 years.
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Ryoma
£67.95
A sugarcane spirit produced in Brazil (so very similar to Rhum Agricole), Cachaca is actually one of the biggest selling spirits in the World. Sagatiba recommend a drinking their spirit in a berry Cai...
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Sagatiba
£22.50
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
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
This exceptional rum was originally released to celebrate the 485th anniversary of the city of Santiago de Cuba in 2000. Santiago Extra Anejo is blended from the oldest and undoubtedly the best casks ...
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Santiago De Cuba
£124.95
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
Distilled in the famous pot stills of Guyana's Demerara Distillers, Skippers has become a bit of a bartenders choice, and we would agree with those bartenders, Skippers is a lovely, rich, navy rum.
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Skipper
£23.95
Advertised as "the boldest spiced rum in the world", Spice Hunter is a blend of Mauritian rum with 13 exotic spices and its name refers to the 18th century real-life spice hunter Pierre Poivre.
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Spice Hunter
£24.95
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
Spytail is made in France using old methods of macerating fresh ginger root and spices in a barrel-aged Caribbean rum.
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Spytail
£26.95
A coffee liqueur based on rhum.
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St Aubin
£27.95
The 1931 Rum from St Lucia Distillers pays homage to Denis Barnard who established the distillery in 1931. St Lucia Distillers is also where the famous Chairman's Reserve and Admiral Rodney rums are c...
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St Lucia Distillers
£72.95
Overproof version of one of the best-known spirits from Austria, bottled at impressive 80%.
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Stroh
Stroh Rum 80% 50cl
£31.95
The rum that forms the base of this very interesting drink has been made in the worlds last surviving wooden column still. Sweetdram have then worked their magic by infusing it with chamomile, lime le...
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Sweetdram
£29.95
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
Rum and the Navy are historically intertwined, so it would make sense that there would be a rum that made reference to the mythical monster of the deep. Get a bottle of this, and enjoy it while readin...
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The Kraken
£25.95
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
Toti White Rum is made by The Sustainable Spirit Company from a selection of rums from Jamaica, Trinidad, Guyana, Barbados and the Dominican Republic. in addition to the great taste you are buying int...
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Toti
£27.95
Trois Rivieres VSOP is an agricole rum from Martinique that matured for at least 5 years in French oak barrels.
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Trois Rivieres
£48.95
This powerful agricole rum from Martinique was made from sugar cane rather than molasses.
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Trois Rivieres
£31.95
Cachaca is one of the most popular drinks in the world in terms of volume, although most of it is drunk in Brazil. It is a Brazillian sugar cane rum. This cachaca has been aged, which gives it that go...
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Velho
£23.95
Cachaca is Brazilian Sugar cane spirit which can either be double distilled in pot stills, or distilled in continuous stills. This makes it in our books, essentially Rhum Agricole (sugar cane rum), an...
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Velho
£19.95
Tiger Shark is a blend of the best British Caribbean pot still rums aged in average 14 years in tropics and bottles at 100 Imperial Proof 57,18% abv. Excellent dark rum with notes of orange oil, choco...
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Velier Royal Navy
£156.95
Bottled and blended by esteemed Italian bottler Velier, this is a blend of British Caribbean rums including Caroni from Trinidad aged for over 20 years in the tropics, Guyanan Demerara rum aged in Eur...
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Velier Royal Navy
£146.95
A blend of Coffey still and Pot still rums from Foursquare Distillery in Barbados and Double Retort Pot Still from the Hampden Estate in Jamaica.
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Veritas
£32.95
A blend of dark rums from Guyana and Barbados, matured in oak in their origin countries before being blended together; Watson's Trawlor rum is very drinkable, either on its own, or in a cocktail that ...
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Watsons
£19.95
Distilled in copper pot stills, before being matured in oak casks, Watson's is a very easy drinking rum from Guyana.
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Watsons
£19.95
This stylish Brazilian spirit is created under the watchful eye of master blender Erwin Weimann using a combination of cachaça aged in oak along with cachaça rested in stainless steel tanks. It is...
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Yaguara
Yaguara Cachaca 41.5% 70cl
£32.95
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
Santa Teresa 1796 Rum was created in 1996 to commemorate the Hacienda’s bicentennial. Made in Venezuela, it is blend of pot distilled and column distilled rums aged in a Solera system with some of t...
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Santa Teresa
£48.95

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