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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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This is a 5 year old Barbados rum from the Plantation range, aged in bourbon barrels before being transported to Cognac Ferrand in France for a finish in Cognac casks! Very good indeed...  More info
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£26.14
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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£79.80
Watson's Trawler Rum
(70cl, 40%)
Navy style dark rum made using spirit from Barbados and Guyana, aged in their countries of origin.  More info
£17.26
Flor de Caña 18 year old is a very well-aged expression from Nicaragua. This was awarded Double Gold medals at the 2006 and 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  More info
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£53.33
Skipper Demerara Rum
(70cl, 40%)
A delicious dark rum distilled in Guyana, Skipper was launched in 1930 and it still has the same label! A rich, thick spirit which works brilliantly well in cocktails, or with cola and a squeeze of...  More info
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£18.04
A well-aged Antiguan rum, blended from rums aged between 10 and 25 years. This was matured in bourbon barrels.  More info
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£85.63
El Dorado 8 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
A more recent part of the El Dorado range, this is aged in bourbon barrels and offers a heavier body than the 5 year old, but still not as heavy as the 12 and 15, making this a great mixing rum...  More info
£27.23
Blackwell Black Gold Rum was created by Chris Blackwell, who also happens to be the owner of Island Records. The dark rum itself is distilled and blended by J. Wray & Nephew in Jamaica. It was made in...  More info
£19.71
Dictador 12 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
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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£35.23
This spirit from Ron Millonario is a beautifully packaged solera-aged rum from Peru. Distilled in column stills, it comes packaged in a woven-covered bottle and it was awarded a Gold Medal at the 2009...  More info
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£42.73
Brugal Añejo
(70cl, 38%)
Brugal Anejo is a 5 year old Dominican rum. The company was founded by Andrés Brugal Montaner. The majority of the board members are actually descendants of Montaner.  More info
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£18.95
Angostura 1919 Rum
(70cl, 40%)
A rum from Trinidad and Tobago's famed Angostura company, this is a blend of spirit aged for at least eight years in bourbon barrels.  More info
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£31.13
Diplomatico's flagship, the Ambassador was created by Tito Cordero, Golden Barrel Award's 2011 Master Rum Blender of the Year. Expect huge juicy sweetness and flavour thanks to its maturation in...  More info
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£195.60
A top quality 12 year old rum from the Nicaraguan producer, Flor de Caña. This is fine sipping rum, with flavours like toffee apple and buttery vanilla. We love it.  More info
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£40.43
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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£24.95
Bacardi 151 Rum
(100cl, 75.50%)
Perhaps the world's most famous "151" rum - a rum with an abv of 75.5%, Bacardi's 151 is a sweet, intensely spicy affair and a must-have for various rum-based cocktails.  More info
£74.41
Independently bottled single barrel rum! Yum yum yum! This was distilled in 2000 by the West India Distillers in Barbados. It matured in a single bourbon barrel until it was bottled by Svenska...  More info
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£81.31
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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£32.83
Bacardi 8 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
Bacardi's premium rum release, the 8 year old is blended with rums aged for between 8 and 16 years.  More info
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£26.45
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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£35.83
A blend of rums of at least 5 years of age, matured in smaller barrels before marriage in cask. Appleton Estate V/X offers a wonderfully rich nose, lots of buttery sweetness.  More info
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£19.24
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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£31.84
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
£29.03
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
£36.83
Botran Reserva
(70cl, 40%)
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
£43.18
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