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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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The HMS Formidable was Admiral Rodney's flagship in the legendary Battle of the Saints. It was the ship he commanded to break the French line after a sudden change of wind and secure the Caribbean for...
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Admiral Rodney Rum
£74.95
Bristol Spirits select small batches of excellent rums, and this Caroni fits that profile. One of the more sought after rums, for its complexity and fruity notes.
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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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The Goslings, a family of blenders and bottlers based in Bermuda, have quite a history. In the 1820's, James Gosling, son of a wine and spirit merchant, set out with a ship laden with stock bound for ...
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Goslings
£62.95
Hampden Estate's pot still rum is possibly one of the most exciting spirits currently being produced anywhere in the world. The distillery has operated in Trelawny, Jamaica for over 250 years making r...
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Hampden
£78.95
An historic vintage release of Jamaican rum from the Hampden Estate, which is the first to be matured entirely in Jamaica. Bottled by Habitation Velier, this is a pure single rum distilled in a double...
Bourbon
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Hampden
£99.95
An aged agricole rhum made by Habitation Saint-Étienne in Martinique. This has been matured in ex-Bourbon and French oak casks creating a spicy, aromatic agricole rum.
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HSE
£79.95
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
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
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...
Bourbon
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St Lucia Distillers
£72.95
Produced at the Angostura distillery on Trinidad and matured for 12 years in American oak casks. Angostura were formed in 1824, and became well known for their cocktail bitters, and latterly their fan...
Angostura
£61.95
This is the inaugural vintage release from Chairman's Reserve, a blend of two distillates from St Lucia Distillers, one made on their John Dore pot still and the other from a coffey column still. The ...
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Chairmans Reserve
£64.95
A single cask of Chairman's Reserve bottled exclusively for Royal Mile Whiskies. This rum was distilled at the St Lucia Distillery in a Vendome pot still and filled into a cask in 2006. Vendome is a p...
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Bourbon
Chairmans Reserve
£89.95
From the Diamond Distillery in Guyana, this single cask #58 was selected and bottled for Leith Stillroom in 2019. Distilled in 2003, this 15 year old rum is a powerful mix of dried and tropical fruits...
A cask finish that we honestly never thought we'd see in an independently bottled whisky let alone for a rum! This single cask of Diamond Distillery pot still rum from Guyana has been matured for 11 y...
A single cask of pot distilled rum from Diamond distillery in Guyana, aged for 15 years in an American oak barrel and bottled by the Thompson Bros for the 10th anniversary of bar Rum & Whisky Kyoto in...
This is an excellent single cask of pot distilled rum from the Diamond Distillery in Guyana. We have selected this cask in collaboration with the good folks at Nauticus in Edinburgh and Dornoch's Thom...
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A single vintage bottling of Diplomatico, this rum was distilled in 2005 and has been matured in both bourbon and single malt whisky casks for twelve years before a careful blending and then a final y...
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Diplomatico
£99.95
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
With over 300 years history, the Diamond Distillery in Guyana, operated by Demerara Distillers, has a long history of making rum along with some of the most interesting distilling equipment in the wor...
A single cask rum independently bottled by The Thompson Bros at Dornoch Distillery.This was distilled in 2008 in Forsyth's pot still at Worthy Park Estate in Jamaica. It was then bottled 10 years late...
Fine Old Jamaican Rum
£69.95
The 12th release in Foursquare's Exceptional Cask Selection series; this is a blend of pot and column rum distillate, which has been aged for 14 years in ex-bourbon barrels, and bottled at cask streng...
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Bourbon
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 ...
An official bottling from one of Jamaica's most prestigious distilleries, Hampden Estate, which is known for pot still led and high ester rums. This is a blend of marques representing the distillery's...
A single cask of pot distilled rum from Monymusk distillery in Jamaica selected by Bar Tre in Hiroshima and bottled by Thompson Bros. The label was designed by Yu Kurahashi and is called 'Under The Ap...
Jamaican Rum
£64.95
Berry Bros and Rudd are Britain's oldest wine and spirits merchant and are well known for their spectacular single cask releases, so this 14 year old rum from undisclosed distillery in Nicaragua will ...
Pusser's 15 Year Old was re-launched in 2018 with a new blend using only Guyanan rums with a large proportion coming from the Port Mourant still at Diamond Distillery. This is a full bodied Demarara r...
Pussers
£71.95
Ron Millonario
£82.95

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