The recipe for Absinthe Rhum Decollage was inspired by an academic study performed by Alice Peeters in 1976: “Le petit paysannat Martiniquais et son environnement végétal”, which described how farmers in Martinique used to soak various plants including grand wormwood in rum, rather like the tradition of 'Rhum Arrangé' in Guadeloupe, Reunion and Madagascar: rum infused with spices and fruit.
Wormwood-infused Rum is obtained through the maceration of grand wormwood and other plants in a high quality rum from Martinique, sugarcane amd wormwood distillates. The result is a slightly sweet rum with wonderful herbaceous notes. It is important to note that unlike absinthe, this rum does not contain anise. Additionally, the wormwood flavour is stronger than in traditional absinthe.
A multi-award-winning rum from St. Lucia, Admiral Rodney is distilled from molasses in column stills, is aged an average of 12 years before bottling and has always been extremely popular with our customers. The name commemorates a famous 18th century admiral who conquered the French in 1782.
The Luxury Rum in the Appleton Estate Jamaica Rum range. A rare blend of the finest aged rums, Appleton Estate 21 Year Old Jamaica Rum is a smooth sipping luxury rum that will please the palate of even the most discerning liquor connoisseur.
Distilled in traditional copper pot stills, Appleton Extra is a superb blend of rums, many of which have been aged for at least 12 years.
It has been produced in Piracicaba, near Sao Paulo, using three different varieties of sugar cane and is then matured for 3 years before being bottled. It has a fresh nose of aloe vera, orange and biscuits. On the palate it has similarities to rum alongside notes of honey blossom and stewed fruit.
An intense aged rhum loaded with spicy notes of nuts, sugarcane, sweet caramel, figs, dried grapes, and cedar, leading to a very dry and long-lasting finish.
Distilled at St Croix in the US Virgin Islands, Cruzan is the only distillery on the island. This is made with rums aged for up to 12 years, which are blended and allowed to marry for a further year in new charred oak barrels. Then it's bottled without blending. So yeah, it's kinda sorta single barrel. In a way. It's delicious though, and that's what counts!
A fabulous Venezuelan dark golden rum, distilled from molasses in a copper pot still before 12 years of ageing. Rich, sweet and fruity, just how we like 'em. Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is one of the most awarded rums, with more than 20 awards to its name.
El Dorado 15yo is a remarkable rum, whose greatest achievement was collecting the Wray & Nephew Trophy for Best Rum in the World at the International Wine & Spirits Challenge for an unprecedented four years running.
Quite simply one of the world’s finest rums, or spirits. Must be tasted to be believed.
A luxurious golden rum from celebrated Nicaraguan distillers Flor de Cana, aged for 18 years in small white oak casks. Marvellously mellow stuff.
A truly superb dark golden rum made in Bermuda by Gosling's, who are of course much more famous for their Black Seal rum of Dark 'N' Stormy fame. To overlook this complex sipper would be a mistake, however - we think it's a hidden gem.
A Colombian rum sourced and selected by the Riascos. blended from spirit matured for between 12 and 21 years in white oak. Pronounced 'etch-ee-seh-rah', the name means 'enchantress' in Spanish.
The most award-winning cachaça in Brazil. Leblon Cachaça has a delicate, fruity nose, combined with an ultra smooth finish.
A recently-released special edition of Mount Gay, 1703 was the year the distillery was started, making it arguably the world's oldest surviving distillery. Blended by master distiller Allen Smith using rums aged between ten and thiry years old.
A very special Bajan rum, Mount Gay XO is now receiving long-overdue international recognition. Full-flavoured and extremely mellow, with a lingering finish.
A delicious premium, continuous-still golden rum from Venezuela. Full-bodied and highly fruity, with a terrifically smooth, persistent finish.
A very handsomely presented decanter-style bottle of Plantation Extra Old rum from Barbados. Unusually, the rums are initially aged in the Caribbean in ex-bourbon casks, before being transported to the Charente (home of the bottlers, Cognac producer Ferrand) and undergoing a second maturation in small French oak casks. 94 points from the Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago.
Plantation 3 Star Rum is a blend of rums from the '3 Stars of the Caribbean'(Jamaica, Barbados and Trinidad). These rums have been expertly blended by the the Cognac Ferrand Cellar Master.
Produced in Trinidad and Tobago, this is a youthful blend of young dark rums aged in bourbon casks and bottled by the Plantation company. A light, elegant spirit.
A very special amber Caribbean blended rum from Anguilla Rums Ltd in the West Indies. A real connoisseur's rum, with a sublimely orangey, spicy flavour and nuanced finish.
An awesome rum – winner of a Platinum medal and ranked in First Place by the prestigious Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago, with a whopping 97 points. Interestingly, now that industry giants Diageo are distributing Zacapa, the '23 years old' age statement has suddenly been dropped and replaced with a somewhat more plausible claim – the rums used are aged between 6 and 23 years old and are blended together in a solera.
A very limited-release Zacapa Centenario XO, in the brand's trademark decanter. A long-aged rum that is rich and complex.
A magnificent Venezuelan rum aged in a solera system, Santa Teresa 1796 has established itself in top bars as one of the best South American rums in the world. A deserving winner of a Gold Medal and 'Best In Category' at the International Cane Spirits Festival 2007.