Rums

Our 10 favourite rums of the month

Chosen by Whisky Exchange co-founder Sukhinder Singh and head buyer Dawn Davies MW

  • Admiral Rodney Officer's Release No.2 2009 / Irish Whiskey Cask

    Single Traditional Column Rum

    70cl / 45%

    Admiral Rodney Officer's Release No.2 2009 / Irish Whiskey Cask

    The second entry in Admiral Rodney's Officer's Release series, distilled in 2009 and finished in an ex-Irish whiskey cask. The nose entices you with notes of clove, allspice, baked honey, prunes and rapsberries. The palate is fruity and spicy, expertly combining cherry, blackcurrant, sweet chilli and Asian spices with a hint of saltiness to finish.

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    £69.95

    £99.93 per litre

  • Diplomatico Mantuano with Reserva Exclusiva Mini Pack

    Single Modernist Rum

    70cl / 40%

    Diplomatico Mantuano with Reserva Exclusiva Mini Pack

    A gift set from Diplomatico that includes a bottle of Mantuano rum and a miniature bottle of Reserva Exclusiva. Mantuano is a rich and rounded Venezuelan rum, this is delicious stuff, with smooth sweet fruitiness and a silky-smooth mouthfeel.

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    £34.95

    £49.93 per litre

  • Ron Zacapa Reserva Limitada 2019

    70cl / 45%

    5 (1 Review)

    Ron Zacapa Reserva Limitada 2019

    The 2019 release of Ron Zacapa Reserva Limitada, distilled in Guatemala and finished in Moscatel wine barrels. Aromas of vanilla, oak and wild flowers fill the nose. The palate offers notes of citrus, garden herbs, honey, roast nuts, vanilla and oak.

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    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Orange Orange
    • Almond Almond
    • Hazelnut Hazelnut
    • Honey Honey
    • Oak Oak

    £89.95

    £128.50 per litre

  • Rhum Sampan

    Single Traditional Column Still Rum

    70cl / 43%

    Rhum Sampan

    A floral, dry rum Vietnamese rum from Sampan, made with sugarcane juice, creating aromas of white flowers, violets, grass and hay on the nose. The palate offers notes of pineapple, green grass, rich flowers and green apples that linger in the finish.

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    Character

    • Violet Violet
    • Grass Grass
    • Apple Apple
    • Pineapple Pineapple
    • Hay Hay
    • Honeysuckle Honeysuckle

    £42.95

    £61.36 per litre

  • Mainbrace Golden Rum

    70cl / 40%

    4.5 (3 Reviews)

    Mainbrace Golden Rum

    A blend of rums from unaged rum Agricole from Martinique and rum from Guyana that has been matured for at least five years. Aromas of dried fruits and toffee are joined by apple and cinnamon on the nose. The palate offers notes of caramel, toffee and freshly-cut grass.

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    Character

    • Grass Grass
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Apple Apple
    • Toffee Toffee
    • Caramel Caramel

    £33.95

    £48.50 per litre

  • Plantation Trinidad 2009

    Single Modernist Rum

    70cl / 51.8%

    Plantation Trinidad 2009

    This limited edition rum began life in Trinidad, where it remained in oak for 10 years before making the long voyage to Jarnac in south-western France. It was then filled into Cognac casks for a final year of maturation prior to bottling. The resulting rum is rich and full-bodied with plenty of cooked fruits, coffee beans and almond pastries.

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    £58.25

    £83.21 per litre

  • Black Tot Master Blender's Reserve

    Blended Traditionalist Rum

    70cl / 54.5%

    Black Tot Master Blender's Reserve

    Deliciously complex rum inspired by the Royal Navy’s tradition of perpetual blending, in which new casks would be added to older batches to create constantly evolving blends. At the heart of this release is a parcel of Black Tot 50th Anniversary that was filled into ex-Sherry casks for further maturation. This reserve was then married with rum from Jamaica, Barbados, Guyana and Trinidad – all aged between nine and 24 years. Also in the mix is a proportion of Australian rum, a first for Black Tot. The resulting blend has all the depth and richness we’ve come to expect with an added layer of citrus peel and tropical fruit.

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    Character

    • Liquorice root Liquorice root
    • Cinnamon Cinnamon
    • Orange Orange
    • Banana Banana
    • Mango Mango
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate

    £120

    £171.43 per litre

  • Takamaka Extra Noir

    Single Traditional Blended Rum

    70cl / 38%

    4.5 (4 Reviews)

    Takamaka Extra Noir

    Takamaka Extra Noir is a dark rum from the Seychelles, aged in a combination of new French oak and bourbon barrels. Rich yet elegant with notes of caramel, nuts, topical fruit and wood spice.

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    £25.75

    £36.79 per litre

  • Saint James VSOP Rum

    Single Traditional Column Rum

    70cl / 43%

    Saint James VSOP Rum

    A spicy, oaky VSOP rum from St James distillery in Martinique that offers aromas of cacao, oak spice and vanilla that fill the nose, complemented by notes of cinnamon, toasted oak, apples, vanilla and caramel throughout the palate.

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    Character

    • Vanilla Vanilla
    • Apple Apple
    • Dark Chocolate Dark Chocolate
    • Oak Oak

    £37.45

    £53.50 per litre

  • Forsyths WP 502 White Rum / Habitation Velier / Bot.2015

    Single Traditional Pot Rum

    70cl / 57%

    5 (1 Review)

    Forsyths WP 502 White Rum / Habitation Velier / Bot.2015

    This white rum from Velier's Habitation range has been fermented for an incredible three months, which has led to an extremely aromatic and powerful spirit with notes of clove, ginger and coconut milk.

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    Style

    • Body
    • Richness
    • Sweetness

    Character

    • Ginger Ginger
    • Clove Clove
    • Mango Mango
    • Coconut Coconut

    £57.95

    £82.79 per litre