Rums

Our 10 favourite rums of the month

Chosen by Whisky Exchange co-founder Sukhinder Singh and head buyer Dawn Davies MW

  • Black Tot Rum / Gift Box

    70cl / 46.2%

    Black Tot is a modern take on an old style of rum, inspired by more than three centuries of naval tradition. Bringing together the core components of British Naval rum, Black Tot is fresh and fruity spirit that blows the cobwebs off the stylebook. Rather than the rich and dark style of the past, Black Tot layers elegant and fruity Barbados rum with rich and full-bodied Guyanan and funky Jamaican to create a rum that marries tropical fruit tones with a rich undercurrent of chocolate and coffee.

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    Black Tot Rum / Gift Box

    Character

    • Pineapple Pineapple
    • Banana Banana
    • Papaya Papaya
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Oak Oak
    • Coffee Coffee

    £39.95

    £57.07 per litre

  • Mount Gay Select Blend / TWE Exclusive

    70cl / 54%

    5 (1 Review)

    The world’s first exclusively-bottled Mount Gay rum: cask-strength and blended from both pot- and column-still spirit from the Mount Gay distillery. This is a big and bold Barbadian rum, the island’s tropical Caribbean climate dialling Mount Gay's classic, naturally-sweet butterscotch and tropical fruit flavours up to 11, and adding layers of complexity and nuance. Aged for seven years and blended from carefully selected casks, it balances fruity spirit against sweet and spicy oak for a rum sure to appeal to whisky connoisseurs just as much as rum fans. Available only at The Whisky Exchange.

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    Mount Gay Select Blend / TWE Exclusive

    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Apple Apple
    • Banana Banana
    • Cream Cream
    • Toffee Toffee

    £87.95

    £125.64 per litre

  • El Dorado Versailles 2002 / 12 Year Old / Rare Collection

    70cl / 63%

    3 (1 Review)

    A 2002 vintage rum made in a single wooden pot still and aged in bourbon barrels. A complex rum with notes of vanilla, toffee, wood spice and almonds.

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    El Dorado Versailles 2002 / 12 Year Old / Rare Collection

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Almond Almond
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Oak Oak

    £150

    £214.29 per litre

  • St Lucia 1931 Rum / Fourth Edition / 83rd Anniversary

    70cl / 43%

    5 (3 Reviews)

    The fourth release of 1931 celebrates the 83rd anniversary of rum production on St Lucia. This a blend of rums aged for between six and 15 years produced in both pot and Coffey stills.

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    St Lucia 1931 Rum / Fourth Edition / 83rd Anniversary

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Banana Banana
    • Tobacco Tobacco
    • Toffee Toffee

    £65.95

    £94.21 per litre

  • Goslings Black Seal Rum

    70cl / 40%

    4.5 (29 Reviews)

    A brilliant dark rum for mixing, produced in Bermuda since 1806. The name comes from the black wax originally used to seal the bottles. Rich and well balanced this has enticing notes of butterscotch, vanilla and caramel. The signature serve is with ginger beer in a Dark 'n' Stormy.

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    Goslings Black Seal Rum

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Orange Orange
    • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake
    • Butterscotch Butterscotch

    £24.45

    £34.93 per litre

  • Foursquare Premise Rum

    70cl / 46%

    5 (2 Reviews)

    Very easy to drink, this new rum from Foursquare was aged in both bourbon and sherry casks for a decade, adding layers of vanilla, brown sugar, tropical fruit and spice. A blend of both pot- and column-still rums, this is destined to be another classic from rum maestro Richard Seale.

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    Foursquare Premise Rum

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Clove Clove
    • Banana Banana
    • Fruit Cake Fruit Cake

    £44.25

    £63.21 per litre

  • Velier Royal Navy Tiger Shark

    70cl / 57.18%

    A blend of Caribbean pot still rums from Italian bottler Velier, Royal Navy Tiger Shark comes from a selection of mystery distilleries. The palate offers intense notes of orange oil, chocolate and oak, slowly developing more subtle hints of eucalyptus, caraway and wild flowers.

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    Velier Royal Navy Tiger Shark

    Character

    • Eucalyptus Eucalyptus
    • Orange Orange
    • Milk Chocolate Milk Chocolate
    • Oak Oak
    • Honeysuckle Honeysuckle

    £160

    £228.57 per litre

  • Plantation Barbados 5 Year Old Signature Blend Rum

    70cl / 40%

    5 (17 Reviews)

    A recent addition to the Plantation line of rums, this Barbados 5yo is packaged in a dumpier bottle, and with an age statement rather than a vintage.

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    Plantation Barbados 5 Year Old Signature Blend Rum

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Pineapple Pineapple
    • Banana Banana
    • Coconut Coconut
    • Butterscotch Butterscotch
    • Caramel Caramel

    £30.75

    £43.93 per litre

  • Flor de Cana 12 Year Old Centenario Rum

    70cl / 40%

    5 (17 Reviews)

    A very special golden rum from one of Central America's most celebrated producers, Flor de Cana from Nicaragua. These rums keep getting better and better. Aromas of red fruit, honey and toasted nut are joined on the palate by oak, vanilla and baked apples.

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    Flor de Cana 12 Year Old Centenario Rum

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Apple Apple
    • Cherry Cherry
    • Almond Almond
    • Honey Honey

    £34.95

    £49.93 per litre

  • Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros

    70cl / 45%

    5 (41 Reviews)

    A relaunch of Havana Club's Cuban Barrel Proof edition, Selección de Maestros has benefited from an eye-catching packaging upgrade and is bottled at 45% for extra oomph. The Gold Medal-winning liquid inside Havana Club Selección de Maestros remains the same as for the old Cuban Barrel Proof - as the name suggests, the casks have been hand-picked by the maestros roneros from the company's finest aged stocks. The rums selected by the maestros roneros are finished in special casks chosen for their aromatic properties before being bottled at a higher strength than the standard range for a more intense, immediate flavour on the palate.

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    Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros

    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Lemon Lemon
    • Peach Peach
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Resin Resin

    £53.45

    £76.36 per litre