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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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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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$30.97
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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$49.19
The flagship from the Gosling's rage. Family Reserve is made using top quality rums from Bermuda. Each bottle is hand labelled, dipped in wax, packed into boxes, stamped, put in the post box, you'll...  More info
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$75.79
A Gold award winner at the 2003 International Rum Festival Awards. Gosling's Gold is a blend of pot still and continuous still spirits from Bermuda, aged for around five years.  More info
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$30.31
8 year old rum from Grenada, an island country in the south-eastern Caribbean Sea. Soft spices and subtle floral notes of violets on the nose, with a full flavoured palate of ripe fruits to follow...  More info
$75.56
Guyana once had a rather bustling distillery community back in the day, but those days have sadly passed. However, don't be sad for too long, as Berry Bros. & Rudd can still get their hands on...  More info
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$97.87
Single cask pot-distilled Jamaican rum anybody? Thought so. Another excellent release from Duncan Taylor, 221 bottles of this 13 year old rum from Hampden distillery were filled in February 2014.  More info
$118.43
This single barrel rum is quite the globe trotter. It was distilled in Jamaica at the Hampden Distillery in 2000 and matured in a bourbon barrel. In 2013, it was bottled by Svenska Eldvatten in...  More info
$123.70
12 year old pot still rum from the Hampden distillery in Jamaica. This interesting rum was distilled in 2002, bottled in 2014 by one of Scotland's oldest bottlers, W.M. Cadenhead, and has been...  More info
$69.83
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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$189.41
A collectible bottling of 7 year old rum from the legendary Havana Club range, produced in the 1980s. Wonderful Cuban rum from over 20 years ago.  More info
$182.25
This collectible bottle of Havana Club 7 Year Old Rum was produced in the 1990s. A well known brand of Cuban rum, Havana Club has been a favourite of back bars and cocktail enthusiasts for decades.  More info
$145.80
A 7 year old Cuban rum, awarded gold medals at the Chicago World Spirits Championship in both 1995 and 1997. This was "añejo" the first Havana Club expression intended for sipping. Also makes a...  More info
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$34.89
Añejo Especial is made from oak aged aguardientes. It is a great everyday Cuban rum, that works well in cocktails.  More info
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$27.99
An oft unseen member of the Havana Club family of rums, the Añejo Reserva is a rather spicy little number, with a subtle sweetness shining beneath the vivid surface.  More info
$43.80
The Havana Club Máximo is an Extra Añejo rum made from a decidedly illustrious blend of rare, old rums taken from their extensive reserves, crafted by the skilled hands of Maestro Ronero, Don José...  More info
$1818.63
Havana Club Ritual Cubano
(70cl, 37.50%)
Havana Club's Ritual Cubano was originally released for the Spanish market, where you'll often see dark rum being mixed with Coke. As such, this particular expression was made to be mixed with said...  More info
$51.56
The new edition of Havana Club's very popular Cuban Barrel Proof, Seleccion de Maestros is a superb rum, bottled at higher strength.  More info
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$74.42
Inner Circle Red Rum
(70cl, 40%)
Inner Circle is an Australian rum made using top quality sugar from Fiji. This is the red edition, that's right - red rum, we've taken quite a shining to it.  More info
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$30.88
12 year old Jamaican rum, as bottled by the talented chaps at Berry Bros. & Rudd. Perfect for slowly sipping on a sunny afternoon.  More info
$92.22
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One of the inaugural releases from the Berry Brothers & Rudd Exceptional Casks range, is this 36 year old Jamaican rum, which was distilled in 1977 and matured in a single...  More info
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$751.72
This is a 2002 vintage Jamaican rum from the Long Pond distillery, produced in the Wedderburn style (very rich in esters). Interestingly, this one was matured in used Cognac casks from 2002 to 2011...  More info
$68.27
Superb Trinidad Light Rum, blended and bottled by Keith Abbott LTD in the 1970s. Rather rare, if a bit plainly decorated.  More info
$182.25
La Hechicera is Spanish for "the enchantress"... This rum was made in Colombia and is Solera-aged rum aged for between 12 and 21 years in bourbon barrels. Very good indeed.  More info
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$60.49
This is a bottle of Lamb's Demerara Navy Rum, a rare style of their excellent rum, based on oak-aged spirit distilled in Guyana, which is where the Demerara River flows. This bottle is bigger than...  More info
$273.38
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