An interestingly matured rum from Murray McDavid's Renegade series, bottled as usual at the Bruichladdich distillery. A 2001 vintage Diamond rum from Guyana, selected by Jim McEwan, matured first in bourbon casks and then 'enhanced' in Ribero del Duero Tempranillo wine casks before bottling in 2012.
A recent bottling from a historic brand, the original of which is based on the recipe for the official rum that was given as a tot to sailors in the British Navy. Pusser's is traditionally dark and strong, however this version is a more standard 40% abv. A bargain for a rum of this age and provenance.
A blend of rums from five distilleries, each aged between three and twelve years then filtered to remove the colour. The rums are from Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados and Guyana, with the intriguing addition of some Batavia Arrack from Java. As you'd expect, this is a big, characterful rum that sits well in a posh daiquiri.
A blend of aged rums from Guyana and Barbados, which are shipped to Williams & Humbert in Spain. The rums are then blended and aged for a further five years in ex-sherry casks (three years in Palo Cortado and two in Pedro Ximenez), giving the finished product a fabulous complexity.
Bacardi Superior Rum is now available at a higher strength of 44.5%. The best-selling spirit brand worldwide, enjoyed in more than 170 countries. Bacardi Carta Blanca was created in 1862 and is still, remarkably, a family-controlled brand.
El Dorado 15yo is a remarkable rum, whose greatest achievement was collecting the Wray & Nephew Trophy for Best Rum in the World at the International Wine & Spirits Challenge for an unprecedented four years running.