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.
The peak of the Diplomatico range, as created by Golden Barrel Awards 2011 Master Rum Blender of the Year, Tito Cordero. Ambassador is matured in ex-bourbon barrels before finishing for a couple of years in Pedro Ximinez casks to give a big, rich and fruity rum.
A rather special bottling of rum - distilled in 1941 and bottled a huge 58 years later, at the turn of the 21st century. It's travelled a bit, coming to the UK in 1946 and then into the hands of whisky bottler Gordon & Macphail in 1967, who kept it in the warehouses from then on. It's light for its age but has picked up an incredible depth of flavour which has moved it towards legendary status.
A rare and exquisite rum from Appleton, with each component rum aged for at least 8 years on its own before being blended and then matured for another 22 years. It's big and fruity, with chocolate and lots of spice - a great old rum.
An incredible 1930s bottle of pre-Castro Bacardi Gold aka Carta de Oro, produced in Cuba before Fidel took over and decided he wanted the distillery for himself, forcing the family to flee to the US. A knee-tremblingly historic bottle.
No, it's not a misprint- we really do have a 1929 vintage rhum agricole. It's worth remembering that 1926 Dalmore malt whisky costs over £50k these days... This bottle has a damaged label, hiding the year, but the vintage is printed on the box.
A very special 50 year old rum from Appleton Estate, bottled to commemorate 50 years of Jamaica's independence. The Appleton Estate Jamaica Independence Reserve Rum is limited to just 800 bottles worldwide and is to be sold by only a handful of specialist retailers. It is said to be the oldest rum available for sale.