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 aged blend of pot and column still rum, Rum Sixty-Six has been aged 12 years, and is made by the Foursquare distillery in Barbados, home of the splendid Doorly's rum. We reckon that this will be a big hit.
A copper pot-still distilled rum from the Westerhall Estate in Grenada, which also produces sugar cane, cocoa and bananas. A traditionally made and tasty rum that's a good sipper as well as a cocktail base.
A very different prospect from the standard Captain Morgan, Private Stock has been made with a base of fine Puerto Rican rums and blended with spices and natural flavours for a deluxe version of one of the world's favourite spiced rums.
A special limited edition bottling of Sailor Jerry rum celebrating 100 years since the birth of Norman "Sailor Jerry" Collins. There are 3 different presentations for this item, with each label featuring a different picture in the centre of the label.
A 1998 vintage rum from Westerhall in Grenada, bottled by Mezan. Westerhall has been a sugar and rum producer since the 1700s but didn't get round to bottling a rum for sale until 1978. This is lighter and less smoky than other Caribbean rums with light toffee and a hint of mocha.
Aged in a solera containing rums matured for between five and fourteen years, Botran Reserva is a superb Guatemalan rum made from virgin sugar cane honey, a much higher grade of sugar than molasses. Botran's rums are aged in a combination of old and re-charred ex-American whiskey casks along with sherry and port barrels, creating all kinds of different flavour profiles for their master blenders to work with.
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 five years in ex-sherry casks (three years in Palo Cortado and two in Pedro Ximenez), giving the finished product a fabulous complexity.
An ambitious Jamaican golden 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’.
A delicious golden rum from the Dominican Republic, Atlantico is a cut above your standard smooth sipper, with the producers claiming the average age of the rums involved to be between fifteen and twenty-five years old. Aged rums are selected and blended before maturing again in standard casks and finally being transferred into a solera. The excellent result is well worth the painstaking effort, this is great stuff.
A Colombian rum sourced and selected by the Riascos. blended from spirit matured for between 12 and 21 years in white oak. We are also reliably informed that it's pronounced 'etch-ee-seh-rah' and the name means 'Enchantress' in Spanish.