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Rum is an incredibly popular drink worldwide due to its versatility, variance in types and heritage.

The basic product is produced from the fermentation and subsequent distillation of sugarcane byproducts such as molasses.

After the distillation process, the rum is aged. The length of time to which it is aged dictates its classification. The main categories are as follows;

Light (Silver or White) Rum - Aged for a very short period of time and often filtered to remove any colour. They generally have the most mild flavour of all rums and therefore tend to be drunk most commonly mixed or in cocktails.

Gold Rums - These rums serve as the midpoint between light and dark rums. They are aged in wooden barrels (generally ex-bourbon) and as a result have a greater depth, flavour and complexity than white rums. Although they are more likely to be drunk straight than white rums, generally they are mainly used for mixing and in cocktails.

Dark Rums - The next step us from Gold Rums, these ones are usually made from molasses or caramelised sugar and aged for far longer than the previous rums mentioned. Their flavour is stonger as a result and there is often a hint of spice. Their aging process is similar to that of whisky. Dark rum is the most common variety to be used in cooking and it is at this level that rums begin to be drunk straight generally although they are often still mixed.

Premium Rums - These rums are the most prestigious of the rums and tend to come from smaller producers that take great care to age their products well, allowing them to enter the realm of other sipping drinks such as whisky, cognac, armagnac etc. They have more natural flavour and character than any other category of rum and are very rarely mixed.

Spiced Rums - Generally similar in colour to Gold rums, Spiced rums are generally either white or gold rums that have had spices such as pepper, aniseed, cinnamon etc added to them. Colouring may also be added.

Flavoured Rums - These rums are used to create tropical themed cocktails and long drinks and are heavily entwined with flavours of tropical fruits such as mango, papaya, guava, mango, orange, coconut to name but a few.

Overproof Rums - Overproof rums are rums that have an alcohol by volume percentage greater than 57.5% (100 degrees proof). The term originates from when gunpowder was used to determine the alcoholic content of spirits, dating back to the 17th century. If the gunpowder could still be ignited having been drenched in spirit, the spirit was deemed to be "proven". 100 degrees proof was decided to be the pass mark for a proven spirit. Since then, with advances in technology, the required % ABV that would still allow combustion of a spirit has been found to be 57.5%, hence overproof rums are greater than 57.5% ABV.

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  • Atlantico Private Cask Dominican Rum

    Rum - 70cl / 40%

    Atlantico Private Cask is a more select offering than the reserva. This is a small batch produced aged rum, married together by the master blended before being further aged in bourbon barrels. Having aged in the bourbon barrels, the rum is then removed and aged in the traditional solera system.   …

     
    £39.99 inc. VAT
  • Atlantico Reserva Dominican Rum

    Rum - 70cl / 40%

    This fluid is a blend of fresh cane juice and molasses based rums. The final product is the result of masterful vatting of these rums, resulting in a final rum that offers a palate mainly consisting of tropical fruits as well as understated notes of ginger, nutmeg and cinnamon. Easily good enough t…

     
    £32.99 inc. VAT
  • Flor De Cana 12 Year Old Rum

    Rum - 70cl / 40%

    This reddish amber rum is stately and elegant, semi-sweet. Try it neat, on-the-rocks or with a splash of water or soda. Rated 90-95 and highly recommended by Wine Enthusiast in 2004, the winner of 13 International Awards. Palate Stately and semisweet; nougat, almond butter, molasses and sherry abo…

     
    £34.99 inc. VAT
  • Boca Loca Cachaça

    Rum - 70cl / 40%

    Before rum, there was cachaça. Brazilians invented it; the world fell in love with it. And after one taste of Boca Loca, you’ll know why. This award-winning, remarkably smooth spirit has been called the center of good times around the globe. Distilled from organic, fresh-pressed sugarcane, Boca L…

     
    £22.99 inc. VAT
  • Pusser's Spiced Rum

    Rum - 70cl / 35%

    PUSSER’S is the original Navy Rum as served on board warships of Great Britain’s Royal Navy for more than 350 years from about 1655 to 1970. It was a part of the life and times of Nelson and the old navy so aptly described in the novels of Patrick O’Brian? PUSSER’S 350 years of Liquid Histor…

     
    £18.99 inc. VAT
  • Pusser's 15 Year Old Red Label Rum

    Rum - 70cl / 40%

    PUSSER’S is the original Navy Rum as served on board warships of Great Britain’s Royal Navy for more than 350 years from about 1655 to 1970. It was a part of the life and times of Nelson and the old navy so aptly described in the novels of Patrick O’Brian? PUSSER’S 350 years of Liquid Histor…

     
    £44.99 inc. VAT
  • Angostura Reserva White Rum

    Rum - 70cl / 37.5%

    A very high quality white rum that is ideal for Mojito's as well as long drinks. If you're a fan of Bacardi you should give this a try.

     
    £19.99 inc. VAT
  • Angostura 5 Year Old Anejo Gold Rum

    Rum - 70cl / 40%

    Nestling in oak barrels for 5 years this is a classic rum from Trinidad, perfect mixed with Coca Cola.

     
    £23.99 inc. VAT
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