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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 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
Bayou Select Rum is decribed as the rum for bourbon drinkers. It is matured in bourbon barrels for up to 3 years using the Solera aging method, helping to emphasise the vanilla character of the rum.
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Bayou
£25.95
A new permanent release from That Boutique-y Rum Company, this is a blend of funky Jamaican molasses based rums along with Martinique sugarcane rums. A delicious light and fruity rum perfect suited fo...
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Boutiquey
£24.95
This Chairman's Reserve rum from St. Lucia is a blend of rum distilled in both copper pot stills and coffey stills and matured in American white oak barrels for between three and four years. It has th...
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Chairmans Reserve
£26.50
A high quality St Lucia rum infused with spices and fruits including cinnamon, clove, nutmeg, vanilla, coconut, all spice, lemon and orange. We think it is very good quality particularly for the price...
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Chairmans Reserve
£26.50
Oak Aged rum, specifically chosen by the Chairman of the St Lucia Distillery company; Laurie Barnard. Matured in Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Buffalo Trace casks.
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Chairmans Reserve
£25.95
Although largely unknown on these shores, the Ti Punch is the classic serve for French island rhums such as this, made using the strict AOC rules (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée). The Ti Punch is a...
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Clement
£25.95
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 a Caribbean rum, previously used to season casks for whisky, which has been married with banana peel extract (dried, fermented banana peels steeped in alcohol for two weeks) to create a fruity...
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Discarded
£24.95
The Duppy Share is a blend of 5 year old Barbados rum and 3 year old Jamaican rum, matured in ex-bourbon casks. The name stems from the evaporating spirit during the maturation process; where the Sco...
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Duppy Share
£26.95
Demerara Distillers have been making rum for 300 years, and were closely intertwined with the British Navy's requirement for rum during that time. Some of the oldest recipes, most traditional equipmen...
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El Dorado
£25.95
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
Created by the Gosling Family two hundred years ago, the Gosling's Black Seal Bermuda Rum has become world famous. This is now a blend of pot and column still rums sourced from all over the Caribbean ...
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Goslings
£24.95
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
A sweet yet spicy rum from the Medine distillery on the west of Mauritius. It is distilled in column stills and matured in various different casks including cognac, whisky and bourbon.
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Penny Blue
£24.95
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
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
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
Triple distilled rum from the Dominican Republic, Ron Matusalem Platino is a perfect cocktail rum.
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Ron Matusalem
£24.95
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
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
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
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
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
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 cachaça, a sugarcane-juice distillate from Brazil, was aged for a year in American oak.
BemBom
£27.95
Cana Brava Rum is produced at Las Cabras distillery in Herrera, Panama by Master Distiller Francisco "Don Pancho" J. Fernandez who mastered the art of distilling in Cuba before moving to Panama in the...
Cana Brava
£27.95
Mauritius was on the spice route, which was the route of european exploration in search of valuable spices from the 1400's onwards. So it would make sense that Mauritius, with it's natural climate to ...
Green Island
£24.95
A blend of rums from Trinidad; Plantation Original Dark is a perfect for a rum and coke, or for a richer rum cocktail.
Plantation
£24.95
Until 1970 every sailor on British Royal Navy ships received a daily ration of rum issued by ship's "Purser" (called "Pusser" by sailors). To commemorate this tradition the Pusser's Rum was created in...
Pussers
£24.95
Ron Cubay has been produced in Cuba since 1964. Their Anejo Rum is a blend of rums distilled in column stills from Cuban sugar cane molasses and it has been aged for 7 years in American White Oak cask...
Ron Cubay
£26.95
Double distilled in pot stills before being aged in oak for 2 years, this is a sipping cachaca that can also be used in cocktails. Think a rum old fashioned, or a rum Manhattan.
Sagatiba
£24.95
Santa Teresa
£25.95
An Austrian spiced rum, made from a secret recipe, Stroh is great for sipping, or in cooking recipes.
Stroh
Stroh Rum 40% 70cl
£24.95

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