Dark golden rums have spent a relatively longer period ageing in oak casks, often picking up great depth of character. These rums are therefore usually unsuitable for all but the very poshest cocktails and should really be enjoyed neat or with a single ice cube.
The peak of the Diplomatico range, as created by Golden Barrel Awards 2011 Master Rum Blender of the Year, Tito Cordero. Ambassador is matured in ex-bourbon barrels before finishing for a couple of years in Pedro Ximinez casks to give a big, rich and fruity rum.
A very special limited edition rum from Banks, named for the ship in which Sir Joseph Banks, who the company is named after, sailed to the South Pacific with Captain James Cook - HMS Endeavour. It is a blend of five 1996 vintage Guyanan rums, aged in American oak for 16 years and bottled in 2011, presented in an engraved, cork stoppered decanter. Banks Endeavour ranked a very impressive 35th in F. Paul Pacult's Spirit Journal Top 120 Spirits in 2013.
A very rare bottle of Ron Zacapa - this White Label edition is made with the best sugar cane honey and, although it was subsequently discontinued, this dates from the time several years ago when the labels still read '23 Anos'. The bottle is wrapped in a handwoven 'petate' made from palm leaves.
A special bottling of the famous 23 year-old Zacapa Centenario to commemorate the 30th Anniversary of its first release. The presentation pack includes two specially-designed Reidel crystal glasses unique to Zacapa.
A rather special bottling of rum - distilled in 1941 and bottled a huge 58 years later, at the turn of the 21st century. It's travelled a bit, coming to the UK in 1946 and then into the hands of whisky bottler Gordon & Macphail in 1967, who kept it in the warehouses from then on. It's light for its age but has picked up an incredible depth of flavour which has moved it towards legendary status.
A limited edition of 918 bottles, Alfred Lamb's Special Reserve was distilled in Jamaica in 1939 and aged in a puncheon, a larger cask than the normal hogshead, before being bottled in Dumbarton in Scotland at some point in the late 1980s or early 1990s (we think).
A very limited 2013 release of just 500 bottles, Brugal Papá Andrés was originally blended by the family to be served at family celebrations. Until now, the only bottles that ever became available were sold through charity auctions. Aged in a mixture of European sherry and American oak barrels and American oak. Presented in a crystal decanter in a treasure chest style box with accompanying rum production book.
Like a Holy Grail of rums, Trois Rivières 1953 is a truly legendary spirit that stands comparison with the finest drinks known to mankind. Mind-blowing depth and complexity allied to an extraordinary elegance and grace, trois rivieres 1953 is an unforgettable experience.