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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 15 year old is created by 'repeatedly' blending the rums and aguardientes and maturing them in old oak barrels. Havana Club's Primer Maestro Ronero, Don JosÚ Navarro, describes this as "Cuban...  More info
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$188.16
Bundaberg Overproof
(70cl, 57.70%)
A higher strength rum from Australia's Bundaberg. The name "Overproof" refers to an archaic means of tasting the strength of a spirit. In the days of yore, gunpowder would be saturated with the...  More info
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$43.42
Mount Gay Extra Old
(70cl, 43%)
A full bodied rum from Barbados, very enjoyable. This was awarded its 5th Gran Gold award at the Monde Selection in Brussels, as well as a trophy at the 2001 International Spirits Challenge in...  More info
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$57.76
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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$145.46
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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$117.31
Mount Gay 1703
(70cl, 43%)
A new and very exciting addition to the Mount Gay range. 1703 celebrates the foundation of the Barbados-based Mount Gay distillery, and it was created by Allen Smith, the master distiller. It contains...  More info
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$168.03
A super high strength dark rum from Bermuda. Despite the 75.5% of Gosling's Black Seal 151, this is a very smooth rum, and it's utterly delicious. Well worth trying.  More info
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$50.79
Gosling's Black Seal
(70cl, 40%)
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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$33.09
An XO rum from Saint Vincent and the Grenadines. It is distilled from molasses in a modern two column still, and it is diluted to 87.5% before it is aged in first fill Kentucky bourbon barrels for...  More info
$45.43
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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$78.03
El Dorado 12 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
A great 12 year old Demerara rum from El Dorado. This has won golds at the Caribbean Rum Taste Test in London 7 times in the first 10 years! There are nine stills at the distillery, and this is based...  More info
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$51.44
This was rated the best rum in the world at the International Wine and Spirit Competition four years running. This is pot-distilled and matured in bourbon barrels.  More info
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$67.52
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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$70.35
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
User Rating:  Rating (4.5/5)
$52.98
Ron de Jeremy
(70cl, 40%)
For those of you aren’t familiar with his work, Ron Jeremy is a long-standing leading man in some of the more #ahem# ‘artistic’ films in the gentleman’s section of your local video store. Ron...  More info
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$51.60
Pusser's Blue Label
(70cl, 54.50%)
Blue Label is a higher proof traditional British Naval rum, produced using the blending recipe from the Admiralty. Pusser's is produced in the same stills as El Dorado.  More info
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$53.28
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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$60.28
Distilled at St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, Cruzan is the only distillery on the island. This is made with rums aged for up to 12 years, which are blended and allowed to marry for a further year...  More info
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$45.40
This was distilled at the Caroni distillery in Trinidad in 1991. There were once 50 distilleries on the island, though by 1950 there were just 8, and today there is only one: Angostura. The Caroni...  More info
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Distilled at the Don Hose distillery in Panama in 1995 and bottled by Mezan after it was aged in small oak barrels. The distillery was founded in 1908, and is now best known for producing Ron Abuelo...  More info
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This is a delicious column-distilled rum from Trinidad, distilled in 1999 and aged in bourbon casks before a finish in cognac casks from Cognac Ferrand!  More info
$61.90
A limited release of 36,000 bottles, this classic Navy rum from Pusser's is aged for 15 years, and bottled to commemorate Nelson's victory at Trafalgar. Made with rum from the British Virgin Islands.  More info
$160.72
A wonderful Demerara Rum from Guyana, this was distilled in 1992 at the Port Morant rum distillery. Bottled by BBR.  More info
$83.98
With an average evaporation rate three times that of Speyside, it's incredibly rare to find rums of even 20 years old available for sale. This rum, at a barely believable 30 years of age, is one of...  More info
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$161.67
A single estate rum from Jamaica, this was distilled in 1990 at the Hampden Estate and it was bottled by BBR.  More info
$97.43
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