This section contains the very darkest of rums - not rums darkened solely by long ageing, but Navy rums like Pusser's and Demerara rums made nearly black by a combination of age and added caramel or molasses.
A historic rum brand, Skipper is a dense, dark molasses-based rum made in Guyana. This great value Demerara rum picked up a Gold Medal at the 2012 Rum Masters in the Dark Rum Aged Up to 7 Years category.
A dark spiced Caribbean rum introduced to the UK in Spring 2010, Kraken's old-style bottle and superlative packaging seem to earmark it out for greatness, and perhaps it will help some of those many thousands of punters nursing an old-recipe-Sailor-Jerry-sized hole in their hearts.
A Panamanian rum selected by Don Pancho Fernandez, the Cuban master blender behind Zafra rum amonst others, and bottled under the serendipitous name of adult film star Ron Jeremy. I have carefully avoided any double entendres in this description, which was difficult.
A stronger version of the regular dark Kraken spiced rum, bottled at 47%. This has been around since the beginning of 2010 and flown off the shelves - it works well in cocktails and has two handles for a firm grip.
An overproof version of Gosling's iconic Black Seal rum, famous the world over for having copyrighted the Dark 'N' Stormy cocktail. 151 refers to the strength in US proof, which equates to 75.5% alcohol by volume, so please use this one responsibly - ie very sparingly - and don't drink it neat.
A litre bottle of Cruzan's Black Strap Rum. This is made in the navy rum style, but whilst having the same richness and dark colour, it is lighter than other brands in this category. This is a favourite of mixologists and is a versatile cocktail ingredient.
A big demerera rum from Guyana's historic brand Lemon Hart, clocking in at a dangerously flammable 151-proof - 75.5%. Proceed with caution, this should only be used as a float for cocktails - please don't drink it neat.
Black Tot is the marrying of the last consignment of official British Navy Rum - squirrelled away in stone flagons after the abolition of the rum rations on Black Tot Day, which occurred on 31st July 1970. Now at last, this remaining navy spirit has been discovered and is now available to the general public for the very first time.