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Appleton Estate Rum 21 Year 750ml

Rated 98 - This gorgeous copper-hued rum seems to shift flavors with every sip, encouraging contemplation. It starts with dry notes of espresso and...
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Brugal Rum 1888 750ml

Rated 93 - A limited-edition rum, newly launched in August 2011, and finished in previously used Sherry casks. That Sherry finish contributes so...
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Charbay Winery & Distillery Rum Tahitian Vanilla 750ml

Rated 92 - Pale yellow color reminiscent of new vintage Muscadet from France's Loire Valley. Initial sniffings detect the plump, oily presence of...
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Don Poncho Origenes Rum 18 Year Reserva Especial 750ml

Rated 93 - Deep mahogany color. Surprisingly elegant, slightly dusty nose with dried orange peel, caramel and dried fruit. The flavors are fruity...
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Don q Rum Gran Anejo 750ml

Rated 95 - A wonderfully complex bouquet of coconuts and ripe tropical fruit. Similarly complex on the palate with flavors of juicy pineapple and...
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Mount Gay Rum 1703 Old Cask Selection 750ml

Rated 92 - Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2011 Finalist. Scents include dark toffee, cocoa and vanilla; multilayered flavor profile highlights...
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Mount Gay Rum Xo Reserve Cask 750ml

Rated 95 - Copper color. Bright, buttery, toasty aromas and flavors of buttery roasted nuts, caramelized peaches and bananas, bourbon barrel, and...
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Pussers Rum 15 Year 750ml

Rated 95 - Amber copper color. Aromas of grilled tropical fruits, toffee, mocha, and baking spices with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body...

Rum

It is difficult to categorize rum as a single spirit, because of all the spirits found around the globe, rum is perhaps the one which varies most dramatically from place to place. Clear, white rum - a favorite for cocktail drinkers - is perhaps the most prevalent example found today, but there is a whole world of darker, spiced and molasses-rich rums to explore, thanks to the fascinating history and wide reach this drink has.

Rum came about during the colonial times, when sugar was a huge and world-changing business. The molasses left over from the sugar production industry could easily be distilled into a delicious alcoholic drink, and provided extra income for the sugar traders. Before long, it became a favorite of sailors and transatlantic merchants, and it quickly spread across the Caribbean and Latin America, where it remains highly popular today.

The production of rum is a basic and simple one - you take your molasses, add yeast and water, and then ferment and distil the mixture. However, as is often the case, the devil is in the detail. The variation in yeasts found from place to place, the maturation period, the length of the fermentation and the type of stills and barrels used provide the rainbow-colored variation that gives rum its spectrum of styles and characteristics.