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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 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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A superb old rum from Peru, Ron Millonario made this XO from molasses and distil it in column stills before maturation in American white oak barrels. The result is a smooth, sweet, creamy sippin' rum.  More info
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The Ron Montero distillery sits on the south coast of Granada, where it has been making Spanish rum since 1963. This is their Gran Reserva expression, which sits on the "Spicier" side of aged rums...  More info
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5 year old Cuban rum distilled in Heriberto Duquesne, Villa Clara. They characteristically produce a lighter style of rum (which the distillery attributed to the rum being matured in 180 litre oak...  More info
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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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$55.98
Deep, intense rum from Venezuelan producer Pampero. Superb sipping rum.  More info
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$32.23
Ron Varadero Añejo is a well aged Cuban rum, matured for at least 7 years before bottling. Relaxed and flavoursome.  More info
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An 8 year old rum from the Colombian brand, Ron Viejo De Caldas. It spends 8 years maturing in used bourbon barrels before it's bottled. While it has been bottled at 37.5% ABV, it still shows off a...  More info
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15 year old Ron Zacapa, blended in a Solera system. For the 15 year old edition, they've used a mix of Pedro Ximenez and bourbon casks. Another ridiculously tasty Guatemalan rum from the talented Ron...  More info
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A firm favourite here at the Master of Malt, this is a truly superb Guatemalan rum, blended using the solera system. Sublime stuff. This was matured in a mix of bourbon and sherry casks. The Beverage...  More info
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The stunning special release from Zacapa. This Guatemalan classic won Gold at the International Rum Festival, and won the Platinum award in the Super-Premium category in 2002. This is an incredible...  More info
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8 Year old Bajan rum from Rum Nation, 2002 vintage.  More info
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Panamanian rum from top bottler Rum Nation. Superb stuff.  More info
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Añejo Gran Reserva is a superb Venezuelan rum aged in oak for up to 5 years. Santa Teresa recommend this in cocktails, and it is notable for its delicious aroma.  More info
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The oldest rum in the Santa Teresa catalogue, Bicentenario A.J. Vollmer is made with very old Venezuelan rums. It is named in honour of Alberto J Vollmer, who founded the brand.  More info
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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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$49.74
Single cask pot-distilled rum, all the way from Fiji. It doesn't get much more exotic than that! Produced by the South Pacific Distillery in 2003, it matured in cask 18 for 10 years until it was...  More info
$103.81
Produced in Georgetown, St Vincent, Sparrow's is a tasty dark rum made from West Indian sugar cane and aged in oak barrels. Great value for money...  More info
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