Created by potrace 1.12, written by Peter Selinger 2001-2015

Currency and Delivery Country

We're just loading our login box for you, hang on!

O.V.D. Demerara Rum

(70cl, 40%)

O.V.D. Demerara Rum

Sorry about this...

We can't actually ship O.V.D. Demerara Rum to you in United States at the moment. We're working on a solution, but until then, here are some alternatives:

O.V.D. Demerara Bottling Note

O.V.D stands for Old Vatted Demerara, a style of rum blending unique to the Demerara region of Guyana. The rum is distilled from molasses in a wooden Coffey still in Guyana before it’s blended and bottled in Glasgow. A classic dark rum with an almost cult status, that’s packed with rich, creamy notes.

Tasting Note by The Chaps at Master of Malt

Nose: Buttery, toffee-rich aromas. Dried peels, oak and stone fruit.

Palate: Syrupy, buttery palate. Sweetened coffee and banana sweets.

Finish: Medium-length finish, sparkling spices on the tail.

Tell us what you think of O.V.D. Demerara Rum

Please enter your details to make it easier for us to help you further.

country flag
No spam and entirely confidential. That's a promise.

The legal stuff: not providing your contact details may mean we have to delete your comments if another member of our community complains about them. You should know that we will store your details securely just in case we need to get in touch with you about your post in the future. That information will be held by us in accordance with our Privacy Policy (although, in the case where you only give us your name and contact details in connection with a review, we will never use that information for any promotional or marketing purposes). Please click here for more details.

O.V.D. Demerara Rum Reviews

Lovely, no nonsense, classic dark rum.

Classic dark rum. Hands done better than Lambs, Captain Morgan or any other non spiced dark rum in the supermarkets. Unfortunately, I can only find it in Asda so need to make a trip to get it.

28th June 2020

Drunk enough to sail a battleship

O Very Delicious

12th June 2020

Great stuff!

I use this to add some extra depth of flavour to my Mai Tai's...very good just drizzled before serving!!

4th June 2020

Can't beat OFF And Coke

Best rum on the market
Best seller in Dundee

15th May 2020

Smooth on the palate

What is there not to like about O.V.D. for me it's the classic dark rum smooth to the palate and to be enjoyed on it's own no ice or other things to make it look jazzy. O.V.D. can be enjoyed an time of the year. Many better known brands with higher strength do not have the smoothness of taste to your palate.

10th May 2020

Simply the best rum I've ever tasted

Been drinking OVD for over 30 years. Have tried others and come across a few good ones but this is by far the best I've ever tasted. Luckily I live in Fife and it's found all over central Scotland.

5th May 2020

Sweet and tasty

I really like this type of dark sweeter rum that doesnt overrun you with ABV. I never mix my spirits with anything other than an occasional drop of water, and to nose and sip this dram is a pleasure.

26th April 2020

Smooth with a capital SMOO.

This is an incredibly smooth, sweeter than usual dark rum that I was gifted a few years ago. It instantly became a favourite and I like to treat myself to a bottle every now and again.

13th April 2020

Nice an smooth.

Got 2 bottles ,arrived in a couple days.perfectly packed..hadn't tasted demerara rum since my old navy days in Scotland.just had a wee taste to see what it's like.vety very nice,brought a lot of memorys back from nights out in inverkeithing.

13th February 2020

A lovely unique flavour.

A very enjoyable flavour, far better than the Rum I usually drink. Unique. I am near the end of my very first bottle. This Rum has become my firm favourite although it is proving a bit difficult finding another bottle here in South Wales.

27th October 2019

Best rum ever

My favourite of all rums with a dreamy caramel taste. Very smooth on the palate. Sip slowly over ice. Hmm.

25th October 2019

A good value dark rum

A really good dark rum for the price point. Slightly bettered in smoothness by Myers but this has a bit more flavour and bite.

9th July 2019

Five star

I love ovd rum and have been drinking it for years with no ill effects ! Mixed with coke, lemonade, ginger beer all go well as mixer , love its mellow flavour and hope to drink it for many years to come .

8th March 2019

Well worth a try

Smooth tasting, my favourite dark rum.

8th September 2018

A full litre is allways a nice find.

OVD is comparable to French Carribean Molasses rum for flavour and smoothness. Goes down a treat with fiery ginger beer, and makes a tasty dark mojito.

8th December 2017

Lyn Hughes

The very best rum you can buy but why is it so hard to find.

30th November 2016

mr james dobson

ovd is the only rum i drink ienjoy the taste better then any other rum can be hard to find in england

29th November 2016

only one rum

Lion's brewery late of Blackburn Lancashire use to supply their pub's with a rum that was really smooth and O.V.D. is the closest I have come to it. What a pity this great drink is hard to purchase I found it on Amazon but expensive. Will have to keep looking any ideas out there.

18th November 2016



18th November 2016

The Best rum ever!

Delicious sweet yummy!

28th October 2016

Love love love old rum

But can't bye it any where ????

21st April 2016

Harvey Brewer

I used to drink this back in the 1950/60's when serving on Shell Tankers in the British Merchant Navy it was called 'Four Bells Rum' then and issued as a tot at midday each Sunday to all hands.
It was then and still is the best dark rum to be found anywhere in the world.
I still enjoy a tot with my afternoon coffee and hope to do so for many years to come.

19th January 2016

Can't get in shop anywhere in bolton

Very nice

9th December 2015

Rona Paton

The best Rum ever i have been drinking Ovd for 35 years at the stage all my doctors and co know ,im moderation they say i have 2 or 3 every night, what i would like to know is why has ASDA stopped selling it as i usually buy it when shopping

5th November 2015

Cannot get OVD in Australia

i served in the Royal Navy and the RN tot was Demerara rum, the closest I have had to the real navy rum was Wood100 but I understand OVD is very close also, is this true and if so is there any company importing this rum please?

28th July 2015

lucky to own

lucky to own one of the last produced 100 proof bottles of OVD it only comes out on rare occasions, 40% is as the say up here in Dundee Tickety Boo for the rest of the year .A Wonderful Rum!

14th January 2015


Simply the best. Wish I could get it in Australia.

3rd January 2015

Russel Stephen

Served with the Black watch in Guyana in the 50s, and introduced to OVD. Best and only rum I have drunk since. I was gifted two bottles of OVD Spiced, for my 75 birthday a few yeqrs ago and have been trying to purchase same, but believe that it is no longer available. OVD Rum cannot be beaten for taste but OVD Spiced is like a liquer and best drunk on its own, with ice. Any one know of a distiller who is slill selling OVD Spice.

30th December 2014

lovely drop

£21 a litre in asds Trafford Park,lovely drink,my fave rum,first time of tasting,it's like drinking Christmas pudding,lol.

29th December 2014

nothing like it..unique!!

Have been drinking it for 45 years with coke and ice and although I drink very little now when I have one it's like greeting an old friend. Nothing tastes like it have tasted them but ovd has a taste all of its own. It is not easy to squire outside the Dundee area but as I live within 20 miles it is not a problem..slange!!!

16th December 2014


I followed in my fathers footsteps and tried this 40yrs ago, he drank his with a touch of peppermint, i sometimes had mine with blackcurrant. Although i'm now a malt whisky drinker, every so often i buy a bottle of OVD & spend a few days enjoying this lovely old rum. Every pub i go to when i'm back home in Fife has a bottle somewhere.

1st September 2014

OVD available at Tesco

OVD is currently available at Tesco in Cardiff. It's pretty good, if not as good a dark rum as Woods Navy.

22nd August 2014


Drunk OVD all my life. Was originally distilled in my hometown - Dundee, from imported ingredients. As things go, production moved to Guyana but the rum was still bottled in Dundee 'til the 1970s. Bottling plant moved to Glasgow but it's hard to find on the west coast of Scotland and almost impossible in England or Wales. It's a lot cheaper in Dundee - can get a litre bottle for £17.

In fact, outside of @ a 20 mile radius round Dundee, it's a hit or a miss to find in a pub.

Best rum I've tasted - and I've tasted lots...OVD...coke...easy on the ice - must be what God drinks...

4th August 2014

Victor Webb

O.V.D. Is the best tasting rum I ever tasted. My Daughter in lLaw is from Scotland. Is O.V.D. Sold anywhere in the States?

31st July 2014

Ovd rum

Thot it was only available oneast coast of scotland and getting more expensive to the ones that really enjoy it

19th July 2014


Been our drink of choice for over 20yrs, our dads before us. Now totally priced out..! Really sad vodka, gin eetc anyone will buy

19th July 2014


See what I did there?!!? A mighty fine dark rum at a great price. Fantastic with a touch of coke or a treat to sip on its own.

28th January 2014


My favourite Rum is Pussers 54% but now I'm torn to the depth and sweetness of OVD. Guess ill get a bottle of both at Christmas from now on

4th January 2014

Mack in San Diego

to rough of an ending to be rating high, Ron Zacapa high end taste better

29th June 2013

David T. Foster

These details belong to the above review.Sorry I had a senior moment.

23rd January 2013

O.V.D. Rum

Having sampled rums from all ove the world in the last 50 years I can honestly say this is truly a Prince among rums.
Probably the best I have ever had the pleasure of drinking

23rd January 2013 says--

!!if i could afford it on the pension i would buy it every day cheers !!

6th April 2012

Recently viewed