Rum is an incredible spirit. It has come a long way from being called “kill devil” booze to a sophisticated and enjoyable spirit.
Whether it’s iced, neat, in a punch, mixed drink or cocktail — rum can be sipped in many different ways. Here are 5 delicious rums that you can enjoy straight or marry with other ingredients and savour in a cocktail.
Aluna Coconut Rum
An award-winning blend of rums from Guatemala and the Caribbean with all-natural toasted coconut and pure, sustainably sourced coconut water. Aluna was created by three friends who loved great rums but couldn't find the spirit made with all fresh and natural ingredients that wouldn't be overwhelmed with tons of sugar.
The Guatemalan rum is produced using the first press sugar cane fermented with yeast from the pineapple plant to receive light, floral and smooth rum with a natural subtle sweetness. To this rum, the distillers add selected young Caribbean rums achieving classic run motes and an elegant, balanced taste.
This rum is light and floral on the nose, with delightful notes of coconut and banana. The palate is bursting with toasted coconut and vanilla. The finish is smooth and clean, with subtle nutty flavours.
How to drink?
Can be sipped neat over ice. Perfect liquor for your best Daiquiris and other rum cocktails.
Don Q Caliche Rum
This an excellent mixing rum born in Puerto Rico. It is made using a blend of rums distilled five times and aged up to 5 years. Then the spirit is carbon filtered to remove any color from the ageing process resulting and a clear and smooth spirit.
Caliche Rum is bright and clear, with gentle aromas of butterscotch, toffee, and vanilla, complemented by drying spicy hints, and tropical fruits finish.
How to drink?
Works very nicely in a lot of rum drinks calling for a white rum such as Pina Colada, Mojito, Daiquiri, and more. Stands up to mixers and plays well with most ingredients.
Don Q Double Wood Rum Vermouth Cask Finish | Limited Edition
Looking for an exceptional rum to sip neat? Or for a gift for the rum lover in your life? This bottle from Serralless' Don Q range is a top pick for you!
This is a limited edition of Don Q Double Wood Rum Vermouth Cask Finish. A complex and rich blend of rums from Puerto Rico aged 5 to 8 years in American white oak barrels and then finished for 4 to 6 weeks in Mancino Vecchio vermouth casks crafted from Italian oak.
The interaction between the rum and the sweet vermouth-soaked casks results in a flavor profile with hints of cherry and raisins, honey, dark chocolate and vanilla.
How to drink?
Just like old whisky, this excellent rum is perfect for sipping straight or in a special craft cocktail.
The Duppy Share Aged Rum
An award-winning blend of a 3-year-old 100% pot still rum from Jamaica with a 5 years old 100% column distilled gin from Barbados. The rum is well-balanced, with a nice and pleasant tropical hit, followed by an oaky finish delivered by the Barbadian rum.
Caramel and cinnamon aromas are dancing on your tongue, followed by hints of vanilla, brown sugar, and notes of ginger and citrus on the finish.
How to drink?
This is a perfect liquor for your favourite rum-based cocktails: Daiquiri, Dark and Stormy, Mojito, and much more! By the way, The Duppy Share Aged Rum is very smooth, so you can drink it neat as well in case you are not a fan of cocktails.
Dark Matter Rum Liqueurs
Dark Matter Distillery is Scotland’s first rum distillery established in 2015 in Banchory, Aberdeenshire. Besides their delicious Spiced Rum, the Dark Matter Distillers also produce a trio of spiced and flavoured rum liqueurs:
- Rhubarb & Ginger liqueur is bright and fruity with a zing of fresh ginger. Try it on the rocks, with tonic / mixer, or mix it up.
- Orange & Chocolate Rum Liqueur — a tantalizing marriage of sweet citrus and rich chocolate flavors. This liqueur is a versatile choice for takes on classic cocktails such as Martinis and Sidecars, as well as mixing perfectly with ginger beer and lime.
- Coffee Rum Liqueur is a delightful infusion of their base rum with arabica beans, cocoa and chillies for heat. Enjoyable served over ice or in a velvety Irish coffee. Also works magnificently in Espresso Martini, Old Fashioned, or mixed with soda.