Golden rums have been aged in oak casks, adding colour and character. Lighter examples are therefore perfect for good quality cocktails, while darker expressions should really be enjoyed neat or with a single ice cube. Read More »
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.
Irish firm Wild Geese (already well-known for their whiskeys) have released a range of rums. The Premium is aged for up to eight years and is a blend of soft Bajan, aromatic Guyanese and pot still Jamaican rums.
VXO is an excellent 7yo Golden Demerara rum from Guyana, bottled by Banks DIH. We were very impressed with this when we first tasted it at Rumfest, and we still love it - probably the best value rum of its kind.