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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 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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An independent bottling of 11 year old Nicaraguan rum from the Volcano distillery, which was distilled in 2002 and left to mature in oak casks until 2014. It was then bottled at cask strength by W.M...  More info
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Botran Solera 1893
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A beautiful dark rum from Guatemala. Botran Solera 1893 is aged for around 5 to 18 years using the Solera method in casks that previously held sherry, port and bourbon. The rum itself is distilled...  More info
$64.63
The 12 year old Real McCoy rum, matured in heavily charred bourbon barrels. Rich and oak-y, with bundles of Christmas cake, Demerara sugar and pipe tobacco notes. The 'Real McCoy' name is based on the...  More info
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Deadhead is a 6 year old rum in a bottle shaped like a shrunken head, known as a Tsantsa, a trophy kept from a defeated enemy. Unique doesn't even cut it, as far as this bottle goes. The rum itself is...  More info
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Banks 7 Island Rum
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This is a follow-up to the successful Banks 5 Island Rum which is a blend of rums from five Caribbean islands, the Banks 7 Islands is unsurprisingly a blend of rums from seven Caribbean islands. Banks...  More info
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This is Bristol Spirits' Reserve Rum of Nicaragua, which was distilled in column stills at Compania Licorera de Nicaragua (the same place that Flor de Caña is produced). It was distilled in 2002 and...  More info
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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
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Lamb's Navy Rum 1.5l
(150cl, 40%)
Lamb's is a classic rum blended from 18 different pot still rums from the Caribbean. The result is a rich, oaky Navy rum.  More info
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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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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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$69.09
Part of the Dictador 100 Months range, this is the Amber expression, which is aged for 100 months (hence the name) in ex-bourbon barrels before it is bottled. It's a yummy Colombian rum well suited to...  More info
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8 Year old Bajan rum from Rum Nation, 2002 vintage.  More info
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Medford Rum
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New England used to be rather renowned for its rum, with rum from Medford being well regarded to the point of it becoming somewhat of a "thing". Though this was a long time ago, GrandTen Distilling in...  More info
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The O.V.D. is a blend of Demerara rums and flavoured with spices to create this easy drinking rum in a whopping 1.5 litre bottle.  More info
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Brazilian rum, produced by the Epris distillery and left to age for 15 years. Following that rather lengthy maturation, it was bottled by one of Scotland's oldest independent bottlers, WM Cadenhead...  More info
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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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$73.08
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
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This is a bottling of 11 year old rum from Panama in Central America. After it matured in oak for 11 years, developing rich wells of spice and golden syrup notes, Berry Bros. & Rudd decided it was...  More info
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This Bristol Spirits bottling, comes from the Foursquare distillery (nothing to do with the app) in Barbados. It was distilled in 2004 and left to mature until 2013, when it was bottled at 43% ABV...  More info
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A Solera-aged Peruvian rum from Ron Cartavio. This expression was matured for an average of 12 years before being bottled. If you've yet to experience rum from Peru, this warming, coffee-rich delight...  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
$78.66
Flor de Caña 18 year old is a very well-aged expression from Nicaragua. This was awarded Double Gold medals at the 2006 and 2008 San Francisco World Spirits Competition.  More info
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$79.33
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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$79.94
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