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 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 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.
A 1970s bottling of Lamb's Navy Rum, produced at that time in the Demerara region of Guyana. Created in 1849 by Alfred Lamb, the original blend used 18 rums from Barbados, Jamaica, Guyana and Trinidad.
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.
A full-proof 1996 vintage rum from the Caroni distillery in Trinidad, bottled in 2013 at 17 years of age. Known for making full bodied, flavoursome rums, the distillery sadly closed in 2002, so this is a real piece of history.
A high-proof 1996 vintage rum from the Caroni distillery in Trinidad, bottled in 2013 at 17 years of age. Known for making full bodied, flavoursome rums, the distillery sadly closed in 2002, so this is a real piece of history.
Reserva Limitada is Ron Zacapa's annual release. Selected by master blender Lorena Vazquez, this is a blend of reserve rums aged between 6 and 24 years in a combination of sherry and charred American white oak casks.