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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 richly flavoursome rum from the Philippines, inspired by the story of Papa Isio, who played a big part in the late-19th century Philippine revolution. The rum itself is made using sugar cane grown...  More info
$50.85
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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$51.02
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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$51.36
Appleton Estate 12 is a blend of rums aged for between 12 and 18 years. Dave Broom describes this as "the finest aged rum from Jamaica"!  More info
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$51.49
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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$52.55
A 12 year old dark rum from Ron Abuelo of Panama. They age their rum in whiskey barrels, which adds a distinct vanilla sweetnses. This 12 year old was launched in 2009, and is elegant, slightly smoky...  More info
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$52.55
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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$52.84
5 Star is double distilled in Barbancourt's copper pot stills before a maturation of 8 years in Limousin oak barrels.  More info
$53.17
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
$53.42
This is a delicious dark rum from Nicaragua, distilled there in column stills in 2001, after quite a short fermentation. It was then matured in bourbon casks and finished in Cognac casks before...  More info
$54.15
Elements 8 Gold Rum
(70cl, 40%)
A very fruity, very honeyed gem from St Lucia. Elements 8 gold rum is a light-to-medium-bodied spirit which works well as both a mixer and a sipper with a few ice cubes and a splash of lime.  More info
$54.57
Angostura 7 Year Old
(70cl, 40%)
A blend of aged rums, matured in bourbon barrels before undergoing filtration. This is a continuous-still rum from Trinidad and Tobago's famed Angostura company.  More info
$54.71
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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$54.78
A 10 year old Mexican rum from Mocambo, presented in a bottle that might look a tiny little bit like an aftershave bottle. Rather fancy indeed.  More info
$55.44
Virgin Gorda Rum
(70cl, 40%)
When you hear a name like The Poshmakers, you can't help but be worried there's a top hat or an ironic joke about the upper class on the way. Luckily for everyone involved, they're actually a fabulous...  More info
$55.50
This is a tasty copper pot-still dark rum from Grenada's Westerhall Estate. The rum is aged in oak barrels for a minimum of 10 years before bottling. Each bottle is hand-numbered with the batch...  More info
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$55.76
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
$55.76
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
$56.31
Pyrat XO Rum
(70cl, 40%)
The bottle based on the design of those kept by ship's captains and pirate during the 19th Century. The rums in this blend are aged as much as fifteen years in American oak and French Limousin...  More info
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$56.44
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
$56.47
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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$56.87
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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$57.29
This is a 2003 vintage from the Plantation range, distilled in column stills in Grenada and aged in bourbon casks. It was then taken to France where it was aged in Cognac Ferrand casks...  More info
$57.34
To create this expression, Plantation use multiple vintages of Trinidad rum and finish them in France using Cognac and Banyuls casks. 150 bottles were produced.  More info
$57.60
Jack Iron is a light-coloured, overproof rum from the Westerhall Estate in St David's, Grenada. It is made to a secret recipe and is intended as a mixing rum.  More info
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$59.45
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