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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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Freshly cut organic sugar cane, grown by a collective of small farms in Northern Brazil. Fermented using natural yeast, distilled and then aged in 250 litre Brazilian garapeira (a type of Ash wood) ca...
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Abelha
£29.95
The second new permanent Rum release from That Boutique-y Rum Company which is named 'Elegant- Dried Fruits'. This blend of Jamaican and Guyanan molasses rum is a balance of heavy and funkier flavours...
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Boutiquey
£28.95
A fine orange liqueur based on the delicious aged and white rhum agricole from Martinique. The spirit is macerated with creole spices and sun dried bitter orange peels. Classy.
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Clement
£30.95
Replacing the highly rated Reserva, Mantuano (meaning 'nobleman') reflects true character of Don Juancho, the man present on all the labels for Diplomatico's bottles. The Mantuano is a blend of column...
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Diplomatico
£28.95
This is a blend of rums aged for at least 3 years in American white oak barrels, it is then infused with natural spices like vanilla, cinnamon,clove and nutmeg creating a rich and vibrant spiced rum.
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Don Q
£30.95
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
Imported rum from Guyana, produced from Demerara sugar molasses and distilled in one of the last surviving wooden column stills in the world. This rum has been aged n ex-Bourbon casks for at least 3 y...
Bourbon
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East London Liquor Company
£28.95
El Dorado is one of our favourite rums. The 8 year old is excellent neat or in cocktails. Distilled from four different types of stills, including some of their ancient wooden stills, this is a comple...
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El Dorado
£29.95
An white agricole rhum made by Habitation Saint-Étienne in Martinique. A floral, vegetal rhum bottled at a higher strength of 100 proof (50%) so perfect for a ti-punch cocktail.
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HSE
£29.95
A Jamaican rum made at the modern Clarendon distillery located on the Monymusk sugar estate. This rum is then aged at the retired Innswood distillery for a minimum of 5 years in ex-bourbon casks befor...
Bourbon
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Monymusk
£29.95
Plantation take fine aged Caribbean rum and fill it into French oak casks in the Cognac region. Their 5 year old is very drinkable, either on its own or with coke.
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Plantation
£30.95
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
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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 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
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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English Harbour
£28.95
This famous producer of cocktail bitters began producing rum in 1947. This rum is distilled from molasses in column stills, before being aged in oak casks creating a rich, fruity oily rum.
Angostura
£29.95
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Brugal
£29.50
A St Lucian rum that has been matured in Buffalo Trace casks for three years while being infused with criollo cacao, which gives the rum dark chocolate notes.
Elements 8
£30.95
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
1749 is an Agricole Ambre Rhum, made from raw sugarcane juice, from the island of Martinique aged for at least 12 months.
La Mauny
£29.95
Pot Distilled from the finest demerara sugar cane molasses, from the coast of the Demerara river in Guyana, Woods Old Navy is perfect in cocktails, due to its high flavour and alcohol content.
Woods
£29.95
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
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