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 recent addition to the El Dorado range of splendid golden Demerara rums from Guyana, this brilliantly versatile rum works well in a luxury Mojito or Rum Old-Fashioned, but is also delicious on the rocks or sipped slowly. A terrific all-rounder.
A Dominican rum recently enjoying a big upsurge in popularity in the UK after being taken on by a major drinks distributor. Brugal is a great mixing rum, with a distinctly different taste and is now an established player in the UK bar scene.
Screech is a rum famous in the Newfoundland region of Canada. Originally shipped from the West Indies to Canada in exchange for salt fish, this has led, well over a century later, to Screech being an incredibly popular rum in the area and it's reputation is finally beginning to spread.
One Barrel rum was first created in 1964. This rum was brought back after a few years of tweaking which seems to have done the job, as they have won gold awards in a number of quality spirits competitions.
One of the hidden gems of the Havana Club range, Anejo Reserva is weightier than the Anejo Especial without the extra sweetness of the 7yo. Along with the Cuban Barrel Proof, this is the connoisseur's choice for Havana Club (unless you're spending big money for the 15yo).
Ron Viejo de Caldas is produced by Industria Licorera de Caldas in Colombia. This is their 8 year old, which is matured in ex-bourbon barrels. Once a small producer who only sold locally, today it is sold worldwide.
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.