Rums

Our 10 favourite rums of the month

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

  • Worthy Park 2006 Rum / 12 Year Old

    Single Traditional Pot Rum

    70cl / 56%

    5 (1 Review)

    Worthy Park 2006 Rum / 12 Year Old

    Made 2006 at Worthy Park distillery, this Jamaican rum has been matured in ex-bourbon casks for 12 years before being bottled in 2018. The palate is rich and fruity, offering notes of tropical fruits, coconut, ginger and rich vanilla.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Banana Banana
    • Mango Mango
    • Hazelnut Hazelnut
    • Toffee Toffee

    £110

    £157.14 per litre

  • Bacardi 8 Year Old / Carta Ocho

    Single Modernist Rum

    70cl / 40%

    4.5 (16 Reviews)

    Bacardi 8 Year Old / Carta Ocho

    The new presentation of Bacardi's 8-year-old Rum. A refined and crafted sipping rum for the mature palate, this has a rich and complex flavour to be savoured.

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    Character

    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Clove Clove
    • Banana Banana
    • Mango Mango
    • Honey Honey

    £28.75

    £41.07 per litre

  • Hampden Estate Rum

    Single Traditional Pot Rum

    70cl / 46%

    3.5 (3 Reviews)

    Hampden Estate Rum

    An historic release – one of a pair of pure single rums from Hampden Estate created in collaboration with legendary bottler Velier. Hampden's known for producing incredibly high-ester rums that are created using wild fermentation and packed full of funky fruity flavour. On top of that there's no added sugar, it's all distilled in pot stills and it's fully matured in the tropics: a combination that adds up to rum heaven.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Ginger Ginger
    • Pineapple Pineapple
    • Banana Banana
    • Mango Mango
    • Oak Oak

    £59.95

    £85.64 per litre

  • Foursquare 2007 Cask Strength Rum

    Single Traditional Blended Rum

    70cl / 59%

    Foursquare 2007 Cask Strength Rum

    This single-vintage rum from Foursquare distillery in Barbados, a blend of pot and column still rum has been aged in ex-bourbon casks for 12 years, creating a rich character with notes of vanilla, spice and sweet dried fruits.

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    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Figs Figs
    • Apricot Apricot

    £55.95

    £79.93 per litre

  • Plantation Extra Old Barbados Rum / 20th Anniversary

    Blended Traditionalist Rum

    70cl / 40%

    4.5 (35 Reviews)

    Plantation Extra Old Barbados Rum / 20th Anniversary

    A handsomely presented decanter-style bottle of Plantation Extra Old rum from Barbados. The rums are initially aged in the Caribbean in ex-bourbon casks then transported to the Charente (home of Plantation's owner, Cognac producer Pierre Ferrand) and undergoing a second maturation in small French oak casks.

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    Character

    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Cherry Cherry
    • Coconut Coconut
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Toffee Toffee

    £53.75

    £76.79 per litre

  • Flor de Cana 18 Year Old Centenario Gold Rum

    Single Modernist Rum

    70cl / 40%

    5 (11 Reviews)

    Flor de Cana 18 Year Old Centenario Gold Rum

    A luxurious golden rum from celebrated Nicaraguan distillers Flor de Cana, aged for 18 years in small white oak casks. Marvellously mellow stuff, with notes of nuts, caramel, vanilla and spice followed by a lingering finish.

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    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Nutmeg Nutmeg
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Hazelnut Hazelnut
    • Caramel Caramel

    £56.75

    £81.07 per litre

  • Santa Teresa 1796 Rum

    Single Modernist Rum

    70cl / 40%

    4.5 (26 Reviews)

    Santa Teresa 1796 Rum

    Honeyed single estate rum from Venezuela with elements of bitter chocolate, nuts and buttery biscuits. It is made, unusually for a rum, through the solera process: casks of different aged rums are stacked vertically, the oldest (aged around 35 years) at the bottom, and as the distiller draws rum from one cask they top it up with younger liquid from the blend. Santa Teresa 1796 was awarded Best in Category (Aged Rums 15+) at the International Cane Spirits Festival 2007 and is best enjoyed over ice or mixed with mineral water.

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    Character

    • Raisins Raisins
    • Cherry Cherry
    • Almond Almond
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Biscuits Biscuits

    £50.75

    £72.50 per litre

  • Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

    Single Traditional Blended Rum

    70cl / 43%

    4.5 (53 Reviews)

    Mount Gay Extra Old Rum

    A mellow, balanced rum from Barbados, Mount Gay Extra Old has been matured for at least eight years, creating subtle, fruity flavours. Notes of ripe bananas, freshly-baked pastry, toast and warm spices build into a smooth, rounded finish. Founded in 1703 by John Sober and Sir John Gay, Mount Gay Rum distillery in Barbados has been producing quality rums since its inception. Using the extensive natural resources of the Caribbean island, Sir John Gay quickly started using molasses to create rich, balanced rums.

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    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Ginger Ginger
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Apricot Apricot
    • Pineapple Pineapple
    • Banana Banana

    £43.95

    £62.79 per litre

  • Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva Familiar

    Single Modernist Rum

    70cl / 40%

    4.5 (4 Reviews)

    Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva Familiar

    This special edition from Dominican producer Brugal has been double-distilled and matured in American oak before a second maturation period in sherry casks to add a dose of dried fruit and leathery sweetness to the flavours.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Smoke
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Raisins Raisins
    • Peach Peach
    • Raspberry Raspberry
    • Dates Dates
    • Leather Leather

    £40.95

    £58.50 per litre

  • Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Rare Blend

    Single Traditional Blended Rum

    70cl / 43%

    4.5 (11 Reviews)

    Appleton Estate 12 Year Old Rare Blend

    Rare Blend is the new name for Appleton 12 Year Old Extra. Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Rare Blend is a superb blend of rums, many of which have been aged for at least 12 years.

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    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Ginger Ginger
    • Apricot Apricot
    • Honey Honey
    • Oak Oak

    £35.75

    £51.07 per litre