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 balanced blend of pot still and continuous still distillates, the majority of which have been aged around five years. Gosling's Gold is a great easy-drinking Bermudan rum, suitable for mixing in cocktails or drinking straight over ice with a slice of lime.
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.
The Ron Cubay brand was established in 1964 and the rums are made by Cuba Ron S.A., producers of world famous Havana Club. This is their 3 year old white rum and works fantastically well in a Daiquiri.
A bottle of Soldiers Bay Silver Rum. This is a molasses-based rum which is distilled in a copper column still at Antigua's only remaining distillery, first built in 1933. Perfect as a base for a mojito.