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Dark Rum

Dark rum gets its colour from oak ageing. The intense tropical heat expands and contracts the barrels and the wood becomes porous, like a sponge, forcing the spirit in and out of the oak. This adds all of the flavours present in wood – sweetness, vanillin, tannins etc. Rum is often aged in bourbon and sherry barrels and this in turn brings additional flavours - a raisiny, syrupy sweetness in the case of sherry ageing, or toasty vanilla and smoke from bourbon barrel maturation.

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The third edition of fantastic St Lucian rum, released yearly to celebrate many years of rum distillation on the island. This release is named 1931 after the year the Dennery Distillery was founded...  More info
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A top gift for cocktail aficionados, this El Dorado Gift Set comes with all sorts of gear that will aid your home mixology. It features a 70cl bottle of their cracking 5 year old rum, a rather...  More info
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Another top release from the Plantation Rum collection - this is a 2004 vintage rum which was distilled in Grenada. A relaxed, elegant and flavourful expression, bustling with stewed fruit sweetness...  More info
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Single cask pot still rum from Trinidad distiller Caroni, bottled by Duncan Taylor. The rum was distilled in December 1997, matured in cask #110 and bottled at 16 years old in February 2014 with an...  More info
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2003 vintage Nicaraguan rum, matured for 9 years before enjoying a brandy cask finish. Complex and intriguing with sweet floral touches and notes of cashew nut and tropical fruits. Part of the top...  More info
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A smart looking Venezuelan rum, Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva is matured in whiskey barrels. This was awarded a Gold Medal at the International Sugar Cane Spirits Tasting Competition in Ybor City.  More info
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A superb-looking decanter bottle of XO rum from Barbados, aged in bourbon barrels before being shipped to France for a secondary maturation in Cognac Casks from the Ferrand house... The result was...  More info
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Pusser's Blue Label
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Quite possibly the greatest packaging ever to grace our humble, but delicious, shelves. R L Seales is a rich 10 year old rum from Barbados, lots of character and richness, very smooth too.  More info
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Made from rums of between 21 and 25 years of age, matured in 45 gallon oak casks, within six degrees of the equator in Guyana. El Dorado 21 was awarded a Gold at the International Rum Festival 2003 in...  More info
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A much rated rum from Bermuda. This was rated 96 out of 100 at the World Spirits Championship. It is named for the black sealing wax used to seal the stopper in place.  More info
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Mount Gay 1703
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El Dorado 12 Year Old
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