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.
Golden Elements 8 has been a huge success since its introduction in 2008 and can be found in style bars up and down the country in its fancy tall bottle. Elements 8 is distilled in St. Lucia by the makers of Admiral Rodney and Chairman's Reserve, so you know it's got to be good.
A 200 vintage Jamaican rum from the Hampden distillery in the north west of the island, bottled by Mezan. Hampden are famed for their pungent rums and this is no different - very estery with overripe banana and spice.
A 1998 vintage Guyana rum from Mezan, distilled at the now closed and hard to say Uitvlugt distillery. This would have been distilled on their four column Savalle still, which lives on at the state owned Demerera Distillers company.
We love Guyanese rum here at TWE - with XM and El Dorado being particular favourites - so this vintage golden rum from top bottlers Plantation is a very welcome addition to our shelves. A generous palate with a hint of smoke, perhaps as a result of being distilled in wooden stills...
A very high-strength overproof pot-distilled molasses rum from Mauritius, Tilambic is aged for up to seven years. The 151 represents the strength in US proof, which means that this rum is 75.5% abv and as such should be used extremely carefully and not ingested neat.