Vat 19 is a three year-old light golden rum made in Trinidad (where it has a cult following) by Fernandes Distillers (aka Trinidad Distillers) and this imported version is bottled, rather brilliantly, in Chorley, Lancs.
A gold medal winning rum from Thailand, picking up awards back in the 1980s before disappearing from the international scene until the 2000s. It's massive back home and is fortunately now getting out into the wider world again, thanks to backing by owners International Beverages.
From the superb Santa Teresa producer in Venezuela comes this lightly aged rum. Medium-bodied with a delicate sweetness, Claro is an excellent all-purpose mixing rum ideal for parties or summer get-togethers.