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.
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.
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.
A stellar range of Mexican (yes, Mexican) rums named after the fighters in the Mexican Revolution. Uniquely, as far as we can tell, Los Valientes is a blend of 70% pot-distilled rum from sugar cane juice (ie rhum agricole) and 30% colum-distilled molasses rum, which is then rested in used white oak barrels, prolonging the ageing process by using less active wood.