This section contains the very darkest of rums - not rums darkened solely by long ageing, but Navy rums like Pusser's and Demerara rums made nearly black by a combination of age and added caramel or molasses.
A half bottle of the dark spiced Caribbean rum introduced to the UK in Spring 2010, Kraken's old-style bottle and superlative packaging seem to earmark it out for greatness, and perhaps it will help some of those many thousands of punters nursing an old-recipe-Sailor-Jerry-sized hole in their hearts.
A historic rum brand, Skipper is a dense, dark molasses-based rum made in Guyana. This great value Demerara rum picked up a Gold Medal at the 2012 Rum Masters in the Dark Rum Aged Up to 7 Years category.
A dark spiced Caribbean rum introduced to the UK in Spring 2010, Kraken's old-style bottle and superlative packaging seem to earmark it out for greatness, and perhaps it will help some of those many thousands of punters nursing an old-recipe-Sailor-Jerry-sized hole in their hearts.
A Dominican rum recently enjoying a big upsurge in popularity in the UK after being taken on by a major drinks distributor. Brugal is a great mixing rum, with a distinctly different taste and is now an established player in the UK bar scene.
Pusser's Blue Label is a classic British Navy style rum, inspired by the recipe used to produce the tot given to sailors as their daily ration until Black Tot Day, July 31st 1970. World Drinks Awards 2014: World's Best Overproof Rum
A Panamanian rum selected by Don Pancho Fernandez, the Cuban master blender behind Zafra rum amonst others, and bottled under the serendipitous name of adult film star Ron Jeremy. I have carefully avoided any double entendres in this description, which was difficult.
A stronger version of the regular dark Kraken spiced rum, bottled at 47%. This has been around since the beginning of 2010 and flown off the shelves - it works well in cocktails and has two handles for a firm grip.
An overproof version of Gosling's iconic Black Seal rum, famous the world over for having copyrighted the Dark 'N' Stormy cocktail. 151 refers to the strength in US proof, which equates to 75.5% alcohol by volume, so please use this one responsibly - ie very sparingly - and don't drink it neat.
A litre bottle of Cruzan's Black Strap Rum. This is made in the navy rum style, but whilst having the same richness and dark colour, it is lighter than other brands in this category. This is a favourite of mixologists and is a versatile cocktail ingredient.