An unusual Paraguayan white rum. Why unusual? Well, it's from Paraguay, for starters. It's also one of the only organic white rums we've ever come across, and at this price it's a good value mixer with excellent credentials.
Released in autumn 2011, Bacardi Oakheart is a spiced rum-based spirit and is so-called because some of the rums are matured in ex-bourbon oak casks. Notes of brown sugar, honey and burnt vanilla custard with a short, lightly cinnamony finish.
Tanduay White rum is a major global rum brand that has been hitherto unknown in the UK. The Tanduay company has been producing rum in the Phillipines for over 150 years and has won numerous medals, including a Gold Medal at Monde Selection 2008 and a Silver Medal at the Concours Mondial de Bruxelles 2008.
This marvellous aged Paraguayan rum has got a very shiny halo - not only is it organic, but it's also Fairtrade! Its carbon footprint's probably not great, but that kind of goes with the territory for rum.
A spiced rum from the creators of Blavod, named for the red leg hermit crab that's native to the coral reefs of the Caribbean. It's infused with ginger and vanilla before being rested in oak casks to round out and marry the spicy flavours.
Named for the region on southern tip of Mahé island, part of the Seychelles, this is a crisp and clean spirit perfect for mixing. It would be called rum, but it's slightly below the limit prescribed by EU regulations.
A dark spiced Caribbean rum introduced to the UK in Spring 2010, Kraken's old-style bottle and superlative packaging seem to earmark it out for greatness, and perhaps it will help some of those many thousands of punters nursing an old-recipe-Sailor-Jerry-sized hole in their hearts.