Light golden rums have generally been aged for a relatively short period of time in oak casks, adding colour and character. They are therefore perfect for good quality cocktails, although the better quality examples are also very enjoyable sipped neat over ice.
A balanced blend of pot still and continuous still distillates, the majority of which have been aged around five years. Gosling's Gold is a great easy-drinking Bermudan rum, suitable for mixing in cocktails or drinking straight over ice with a slice of lime.
St James Royal Ambre Rum is a rhum agricole from St James Plantation on Martinique. Matured in oak for 18 to 24 months, this has notes of spice and figs. This is fantastic in a Planter's Punch with mango and pineapple.
Please note this is limited to two bottles per customer.
Aged for seven years in Matusalem's Solera system, this is a welcome addition to the popular Matusalem range. The company has an interesting history, having been founded in Cuba in 1872 but then being forced to flee to the Dominican Republic following the Cuban Revolution in 1959.
An light gold rum produced by La Tondeña distillery in Manila in the Philippines. This sits between the silver and the dark in the distillery's range and works equally well as a mixing rum as it does in cocktails.
A Mauritian rum blended with vanilla, nutmeg and other tropical spices, and named after the rare Pink Pigeon - another native of Mauritius, brought close to extinction in the 90s but now flapping around again in much healthier numbers.
A spiced rum from St Aubin on the island of Mauritius, made using just rum, cane syrup and natural spices. Different to most spiced rums as the base spirit is an agricole, made from sugar cane juice rather than molasses.
Ceylon Arrack is a traditional Sri Lankan spirit distilled from the sap of the coconut flower, which can only be collected by hand, and aged in Sri Lankan oak casks. The revival of lost cocktail ingredients continues apace.