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.
Barbancourt make rum in the traditional 'French' colonial style. Starting with free run suga..
€41.00 Ex Tax: €33.33
This is a superb rum from the island of Haiti. Barbancourt, like many rums from French speaking coun..
€44.99 Ex Tax: €36.58
The classic white rum that is popular all round the world. Bacardi Superior Carta Blanca is distille..
€26.49 Ex Tax: €21.54
This is a limited edition rum that is styled on the Bacardi bottle from 100 years ago. It is bottled..
€69.99 Ex Tax: €56.90
Made with rum aged and unaged, with a hint of smokiness from charred American oak, Bacardí Sp..
€31.00 Ex Tax: €25.20
A flavoured rum with spices and other flavourings.
€28.99 Ex Tax: €23.57
A fine golden rum from Bacardi. Ideal for mixing in cocktails such as Mojitos.
€42.00 Ex Tax: €34.15
Distilled in the Bahamas. This is a superior 8 year old rum that is both full bodied and smooth.&nbs..
€37.99 Ex Tax: €30.89
A fine, solera aged rum with an intense flavour and smooth texture. Great on its own, with ice or in..
€49.99 Ex Tax: €40.64
A sweet and fruity rum that has been assembled from solera aged rums as old as 25 years. Beautifully..
€58.99 Ex Tax: €47.96
A blend of aged rums made from both fresh cane juice and molasses. This is a smooth and tasty white ..
€44.99 Ex Tax: €36.58
An affordable rum that is blended from spirit made in both pot stills and column stills. Aged in ..
€29.99 Ex Tax: €24.38
A fruity and lively tasting rum with great depth of flavour. Ideal for rum cocktails and serving ove..
€36.50 Ex Tax: €29.67
This replaced the old Appleton 8 Year Old when it was released in 2016 and is made using similarly a..
€55.00 Ex Tax: €44.72
Super-rich in flavour and texture with a silky soft mouthfeel and a finish that goes on forever. One..
€249.99 Ex Tax: €203.24
A smooth sipping golden rum from Appleton Estate. Great on its own or in a superior quality cockt..
€46.99 Ex Tax: €38.20