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.
The Ron Cubay brand was established in 1964 and the rums are made by Cuba Ron S.A., producers of world famous Havana Club. This is their Anejo, aged for at least 5 years (and almost certainly 7) in oak and is an excellent sipping rum.
An excellent Mojito gift set from Havana Club containing one bottle of their 3 yerar old rum, a cuban glass tumbler, a muddler and a lime squeezer. So everything you need to make the perfect mojito in one box.
A multi-award winning golden rum from Grenada, allegedly named for the G.R.O.G. stencil used to mark the rum destined for King George III - Georgius Rex Old Grenada. Tropical fruit flavour with a hint of spice.
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 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.
Chamarel are based on the south west coast of Mauritius. This is their gold rum, which is aged for 18 months in oak. A subtle rum which can be drunk neat with ice, or topped with sparkling water as an aperitif.
One of our favourites in the Plantation range, Panama 2002 knocked our socks off when we first tried it at 2011's Rumfest, and it wowed the judges at the Miami Rum Festival in the same year, scooping the Best Gold Rum under 12 years gong. Soft and smooth, with toasty vanilla and banana aromas and flavours - this is a star.
Westerhall Estate's Jack Iron is an overproof rum from Grenada. Made to a secret recipe, it is aged in charred oak casks. Surprisingly gentle considering its strength, this is ideal for use in a long drink with cola, tonic water or coconut water.