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.
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.
A stellar range of Mexican (yes, Mexican) rums named after the fighters in the Mexican Revolution. Uniquely, as far as we can tell, Los Valientes is a blend of 70% pot-distilled rum from sugar cane juice (ie rhum agricole) and 30% colum-distilled molasses rum, which is then rested in very old white oak barrels, prolonging the ageing process by using almost inactive wood.
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.