Happy World Rum Day! This special event happens every year on the 9th of July and is the perfect opportunity for rum bars, brands, distillers, and rum lovers alike to celebrate their favourite spirit! It was launched in 2019 by Paul Jackson, spirits writer and Editor of World Rum Guide and is celebrated all around the world. For the day that’s in it, we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite rums and rum casks whiskeys! From aged, to spicy, to tropical, to non-alcoholic, we’ve got a rum to suit everybody! Enjoy! 

1) Two Shores Rum Single Malt

A brand new rum! This stunningly rich rum was made in Autentico Nativo, a distillery in Panama and finished in the west coast of Ireland for a minimum of 6 months in 19 year old single malt whiskey casks. Bottled at 43%, it's non chill filtered and tastes great neat or over ice. 

ABV 43% | €60.00

2) Plantation Vintage Panama 2008

Another incredible release in Plantation's "Under the Sea" Vintage collection. This rum was distilled in Panama and matured in the tropical climate in ex-bourbon barrels for 12 years, before being transported to France where it underwent a further year of ageing in ex-Ferrand Cognac casks. Offers wonderful notes of honeycomb, red apple, hazelnuts, toffee, chocolate and cigar box throughout the palate.

ABV 45.7% | €87.50

3) Teeling Small Batch Collab Plantation Pineapple

Presenting this small batch collaboration between Teeling Whiskey Co and Plantation rum! For the creation of this release, Teeling have aged their flagship small batch in ex-bourbon casks for 6 years before it is then married in the finest rum casks from Plantation Rum for 12 months. The result is an Irish whiskey simply bursting with pineapple fruit, rich spices, and honey sweetness.

ABV 49.2% | €55.00

4) Kraken Spiced Rum

Named after a mythical giant squid-like sea creature, Kraken Spiced Rum is a dark Caribbean rum which has been flavoured with plenty of exotic spices. The branding and bottle shape are iconic and the liquid inside makes a tasty Dark n Stormy cocktail!

ABV 40% | €39.00

5) Saison Pale Rum

A fresh, fruity and floral rum which is comprised of distillates from Barbados, Trinidad and Jamaica which have then been blended and aged for three months in French oak barrels on the banks of the Charente River.

ABV 43.5%| €28.95

6) Langs Banana Rum

Tropical and packed with vibrant exotic fruit notes! Langs Rum is a blend of Molasses-rich, pot and column distilled Jamaican rums from ex-bourbon American white oak casks. A smooth drinking rum to enjoy straight, on the rocks, or in a cocktail mix.

ABV 37.5%| €38.00

7)  Diplomatico Mantuano Rum

Replacing the Diplomatico Reserva Rum, the Mantuano has been aged for up to 8 years. Mantuano is ideal for mixing in cocktails while also maintaining its complexity for those who prefer to drink it neat. Opens with aromas of dried plums, oak and a delicate spiciness. Complex and well-balanced on the palate, following on with notes of dried fruits, wood, and vanilla.

ABV 40%| €40.00

8) Flor De Cana 25 Year Old Centenario Rum

The top of the range Flor De Cana 25 Year Old has been carefully crafted using the estate's owned sugar cane, resulting in complex notes of dried fruit, cacao beans with just a touch of allspice.

ABV 40%| €134.50

9) Renegade Pre Cask Rum Dunfermline Pot Still

A 'pre-cask' or unaged rum from the newly established Renegade Distillery in Grenada. This is made using free run cane juice rather than molasses and the sugar plants have been grown on a site called Dunfermline on the north east side of the island. The spirit has been distilled in their copper pot stills and reduced to 50% before bottling.

ABV 50%| €55.00

10) Caleno Light Zesty

Join the flavour fiesta with this zesty non-alcoholic Colombian rum! This rum is made from a lively blend of Inca berry, pineapple, papaya, coriander, juniper berry, green cardamom & lemon peel. Serve with ice and top with tonic, and garnish with a fresh Inca berry for a real guilt-free treat!

ABV 0%| €27.50

We hope you enjoyed our blog post and have a wonderful World Rum Day! Be sure to browse our amazing range of wine, champagne, liqueur, gin, vodka and whiskey. You can also sign up to our mailing list at http://eepurl.com/hhIkv5 (you can unsubscribe at any time). Cheers!