White rums are light spirits, mostly distilled in column sitlls, rested briefly in stainless steel vats after distillation and then bottled after dilution without further ageing. As such they are fresh and versatile spirits suitable for a bewildering variety of cocktails.
An ambitious Jamaican silver rum, described by the producers thus: ‘Proclaimed as the Belvedere of Rum, Smatt’s is a combination of Jamaican column and pot stilled Rums, combining to create a beautifully flavoured and well balanced drink, perfect for cocktails or sipping neat’.
Batavia Arrack comes only from the Island of Java. It is distilled from sugarcane and fermented red rice, using chinese pot stills and characteristic teak vats. In pre-Prohibition America, Batavia Arrack was essential to many now-classic cocktails.
Caliche is an aged white rum from Puerto Rico. A blend of four different aged rums matured for 3, 4, 5 and in a solera system respectively, this is distilled five times and then charcoal filtered to remove any colour.
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.
Rhum Rhum PMG is a rum agricole from the island of Marie Galante, south of Guadeloupe. A collaboration between an Italian importer, an Italian distiller and the Bielle distillery. They use the best sugar cane known, the almost now disappeared B47.259 (if that's your thing) and five days of fermentation. A real wow rum!