Inextricably linked to the Caribbean, rum has a complicated and slightly disturbing history. First it was part of the original triangle of the slave trade economy and later became associated with piracy and even organised crime during prohibition. It seems wherever there is rum, there is rumbullion. Well, maybe not today. Typically rum is made from sugar cane juice or molasses, although sugar beet is sometimes used for inferior products. There is no set method of manufacturing and there are many regional variations. Some distillers use pot stills, some column stills, others a variation of the two. Rhum Agricole is made from free run cane juice and is mostly confined to French speaking countries around the Caribbean. Latin rums from Spanish speaking nations can be fruity and full flavoured, while dark/navy rums have a more earthy and chocolaty taste. Most rums are aged for at least a year, some are then filtered to remove any colour, others left to age for up to 21 years.
Wray and Nephew is the best selling rum in Jamaica and packs a real punch at 63%. Speaking of punch,..
€45.49 Ex Tax: €37.60
A spiced Caribbean rum that is made in Co Waterford Ireland. Quite soft and fruity tasting with gent..
€35.00 Ex Tax: €28.93
Sea Wynde is a blend of pot still rums from Guyana and Jamaica. The oringal formulation was put t..
€52.13 Ex Tax: €43.08
Blended from selected rums aged from 3 to 9 years old. Santa Teresa Selecto is a decent sipping rum ..
€42.99 Ex Tax: €35.53
A Venezualan rum that has been aged in oak up to five years. Very versatile in cocktails!
€34.99 Ex Tax: €28.92
A medium bodied, white rum that has been aged for a short period in oak. Great for cocktails and mix..
€31.47 Ex Tax: €26.01
A premium quality rum from Santa Teresa in Venezuela. The 1796 has been aged in a solera system with..
€65.00 Ex Tax: €53.72
A limited edition expression that uses distillates from Trinidad and is aged for five years in Ameri..
€61.48 Ex Tax: €50.81
A limited edition Saison rum, which has been created using different distillates from Barbados and a..
€57.06 Ex Tax: €47.15
Saison is a superb Caribbean rum that has been blended and aged French Limousin oak casks on the ban..
€36.99 Ex Tax: €30.57
A powerful rum with plenty of rich dried fruit flavour, vanilla and spicy notes. Jerome Tessendier, ..
€47.95 Ex Tax: €39.63
A fruity rum that has plenty of flavour; vanilla, banana and lots of honey that works well in cockta..
€28.95 Ex Tax: €23.93
A famous spiced rum that is loved around the world and commonly mixed with cola. Sailor Jerry is a b..
€37.99 Ex Tax: €31.40
A smooth, confident spiced rum consisting of a combination of Caribbean rum, Madagascan vanilla..
€89.00 Ex Tax: €73.55
Rumbullion but at Navy Strength! This Caribbean rum has been created using a special, secret re..
€70.00 Ex Tax: €57.85
A great spiced rum which has been blended using top quality Caribbean rum, vanilla, orange and a var..
€53.99 Ex Tax: €44.62