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.
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 half bottle of fabulous Venezuelan dark golden rum, distilled from molasses in a copper potstill before 12 years of ageing. Rich, sweet and fruity, just how we like 'em. Fantastic quality for the money. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is one of the most awarded rums with more than 20 awards to its name. 2012 Miami Rum XP - Gold Medal Winner
Blackwell's Rum is owned by Chris Blackwell, founder of Island Records and grandson of a previous J Wray & Nephew owner. Made from Jamaican sugar cane and distilled by Jamaican workers, this is colourful, rich and complex.
VXO is an excellent 7yo Golden Demerara rum from Guyana, bottled by Banks DIH. We were very impressed with this when we first tasted it at Rumfest, and we still love it - probably the best value rum of its kind.