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.
An excellent rum from Guatemala available in Europe thanks to the links between the distillery and Cognac Ferrand (the owners of the Plantation brand), who have been trading casks and rum for years. This rum was transferred from Guatemala to Cognac where it was filled into Cognac casks for up to a year before bottling. 5/5 in Class Magazine's August 2011 issue.
A blend of aged rums from Guyana and Barbados, which are shipped to Williams & Humbert in Spain. The rums are then blended and aged for a further three years in ex-sherry casks, giving the finished product a wonderful sweetness and depth.
A hugely popular rum in Spain, Barcelo is little-known in this country, which is a shame as it is excellent. Winner of Gold Medal and 'Best In Category' at the International Cane Spirits Festival 2008.
A mix of heavy bodied Wedderburn style rum and medium bodied Plummer, Smith and Cross is an excellent Jamaican rum that's making waves in the bar world. Bottled at 57%, navy strength, and intensely flavoured, this works well in cocktails but also has a depth that rewards those who like to sip their rum.
A golden rum from Colorado's Montanya distillery, produced in a town with the excellent name of 'Crested Butte'. They mature the rum in American oak casks before diluting it with local spring water and bottling.
A limited edition rum from Chairman's Reserve, blended from casks that had been forgotten about after the fire that seriously damaged the distillery in 2007. Having lost a lot of warehouse space they put the casks wherever they could and finding a parcel of these lost casks they have created this older than usual expression.
Awarded the gold medal at the Caribbean Rum Taste Test (held annually in London) no fewer than seven times in the first ten years in which the competition was held! IWSC 2011 Gold Medal Winner - Best in Class
After distillation the cane spirit is filtered through Red Gum, as far as we know this is the first spirit to go through this process. For those not in the know, "Red Gum" is the name given to certian type of Eucalyptus tree.