Named for the region on southern tip of Mahé island, part of the Seychelles, this is a crisp and clean spirit perfect for mixing. This is at the slightly higher strength of 38% which means it can legally be called a rum.
A litre bottle of Ocumare's excellent white rum, produced in Venezuela, where rums have to be aged at least two years. The colour is then removed by filtration, making this a white anejo rum and extremely smooth and silkily-textured to boot.
A small pistol-shaped bottle of Mocambo's rather fine Mexican rum. Designed to be reminiscent of the buccaneer pistols used during the Mexican War of Independence, the outcome of which was confirmed in the Treaty of Cordoba, where this rum is produced.
The spiced rum scene has ignited following the demise of the old Sailor Jerry recipe. This addition to the fray is from the well-respected St. Lucian brand Chairmans Reserve, and has been described by one of the TWE crew as 'sex in a glass'.
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.