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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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A delicious dark rum from Ron Pampero, this is made in continuous stills in Venezuela. It's full, rich and very fruity.  More info
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$54.95
An indulgent 15 year old rum from Ron Mulata, produced in Cuba, exclusively making use of their top quality Cuban cane syrup. It has been aged in 180 litre oak casks, which the distillers say give it...  More info
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After a fantastic sugarcane harvest in the year 2000 in Venezuela, this rum seemed destined for greatness. Indeed, this particular batch was treated rather well, being aged in the best single malt and...  More info
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Westerhall's Plantation rum is made in St David's, Grenada. It is distilled from 100% pure sugar cane juice in small copper pot-stills before a maturation of 6 years in American oak charred bourbon...  More info
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Daily Tots were issued by the Royal Navy for hundred of years, up until July 1970 when they were removed. Ancient Mariner was made with the rum used by the Royal Navy in mind. To revive the classic...  More info
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A staggering overproof rum sourced from Trinidad and created by the Cognac Ferrand estate. This stuff is bottled at 73% abv and is aged in young bourbon casks before bottling.  More info
$53.60
Dictador 12 Year Old
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Produced in Colombia, this delicious Solera rum from Dictador, aged for between 8 and 14 years, with an average age of 12 years. The rum is diluted to bottling strength with demineralised water which...  More info
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$57.06
A premium Columbian Solera rum from Dictador, complete with their European design and Japanese bottles. This XO release is aged in the finest oak casks and brought down to 40% abv with demineralised...  More info
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$124.63
A Navy Strength edition of the classic Smith and Cross Jamaica rum, this stuff is beautiful for sipping neat, and works tremendously well with a couple of ice cubes and a squeeze of lime juice.  More info
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A great Nicaraguan rum from Flor de Caña. This 7 year old is great as a mixing rum, and it makes a fantastic cocktail. It is aged in 180 litre white oak barrels, which are only used once before...  More info
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Botran Reserva
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Botran Reserva is a delicious Guatemalan rum aged for between 5 and 14 years. Made from the best virgin sugar honey, this rum is aged in a Solera system in a mix of bourbon, port and sherry casks.  More info
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This was distilled in column stills in Guatemala before a three year maturation in bourbon barrels. It was then transported to Cognac Ferrand in France for a four month finish in Cognac casks...  More info
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Another singe barrel pot still rum bottled by the Rum Swedes, this one from Trinidad. It was distilled in 1997 by the Caroni distillery, who popped the rum in a bourbon barrel to mature. When the...  More info
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Sit down, gentle reader, and we shall tell you a tale. On the 2nd May 2007 a great fire ravaged St Lucia Distillers distillery, destroying much of the storage buildings. "Good heavens!" You might...  More info
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Blue Mauritius Gold
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Blue and gold, two colours that generally don't go together, but in Mauritius they go hand in hand. Blue seas and gold sands, they're a perfect match. Also, the Blue Mauritius Gold, a gorgeous rum...  More info
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Mount Gay Eclipse
(70cl, 40%)
Distilled in Barbados, this expression from Mount Gay was named for the 'double phenomenon' of a total solar eclipse and the passage of Halley's comet in 1910.  More info
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$29.08
This is a lovely independently bottled dark rum from the Plantation range. It was distilled in Panama in column stills in 2002 before a 10 year maturation in a bourbon cask. Delicious stuff with a...  More info
$55.94
Botran Solera 1893
(70cl, 40%)
A beautiful dark rum from Guatemala. Botran Solera 1893 is aged for around 5 to 18 years using the Solera method in casks that previously held sherry, port and bourbon. The rum itself is distilled...  More info
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Inner Circle Red Rum
(70cl, 40%)
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$31.86
St Nicholas Abbey in Barbados won Best Distillery at Rumfest 2012, whilst this rare single cask 15 year old offering won a Gold at the Rum Masters.  More info
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