Product Descriptions: Rum

Appleton Estate V/X Rum

Imported rum from Jamaica. A blend of several types of rum, all aged between five and ten years. Deep golden amber color. Aromas of dried fruits, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses and light spice. Full-bodied, medium-sweet with notes of chestnuts, pecans, bananas, butterscotch and brown sugar. Soft, creamy and mellow finish. The Spirit Journal gives it **** ( highly recommended).


Myer's Platinum White Rum (new!)

White rum imported from the island of Jamaica. Smooth, light, and very mixable. Mix with cola, fruit juice or in your favorite tropical blended drink.


Bacardi Eight Year Old

Aged, dark Puerto Rican rum. Crafted using the original recipe and aging process created by Don Facundo Bacardi in 1862. Aged eight years in hand-selected, small oak barrels which yields an oak-laced bouquet. Flavors of vanilla, walnut, toasted oak and orange peel. Smooth, round and complex. Best enjoyed neat or on the rocks.


Brugal Anejo Rum (new!)

Imported rum from the Dominican Republic. Made from 100% locally grown sugar cane that is cut and pressed within forty eight hours. Double-distilled and aged three to five years in American oak casks. Aromas of caramel and dark brown sugar, buttery toffee and spice. Fat, rich texture. The palate is smooth, rich and rather dry with buttery spice notes and dark sugar with a little oak. Kindred Spirits 2 gives it **** (Highly Recommended). Mix with a little ginger beer and a slice of lime, or with any tropical fruit.


Gosling Black Seal Dark Rum

Rich, full-bodied dark rum from Bermuda. Deep amber/brown color. Aromas of plum, quinine, juniper, cedar, sugarcane, and resin. Intense spicy flavors. Sweet aftertaste of sugarcane. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it *** (recommended) rating. 'Wine Enthusiast' gives it 96 points.


Goslings Gold Rum

Gold rum imported from Bermuda. The first amber (lighter) rum from the makers of Goslings Black Seal Dark Rum. Rich, golden amber color. Aromas of vanilla, apricot, mango and lightly smoked oak. Robust flavor with hints of citrus and tropical fruits and nutty undertones. Mix with tonic, cola, ginger ale or fruit juice.


Mt. Gay Eclipse Rum

Imported amber rum from Barbados. Made with the best molasses and the purest coral water (the water is filtered by the island's coral structure) and aged in oak. Aromas of nuts, oak, biscuits, and vanilla. The flavors reflect the nose without the oak. Long-lasting, slightly sweet aftertaste. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.


Malibu Passion Fruit Rum

Passion Fruit flavored rum created at the West Indies Rum Distillery at Brighton, Black Rock in Barbados. Malibu Caribbean Rum is aged in oak barrels for 1-2 years then blended with natural passion fruit flavors and sugar to create Malibu Passion Fruit. Great in any tropical drink that calls for passion fruit syrup like a Hurricane Cocktail.


Mt. Gay Extra Old Rum (new!)

Blended dark rum from Barbados. A blend of single and double distilled rums which are aged in hand-crafted, charred oak Kentucky bourbon barrels for five to twelve years. The single distilled rum add aromatic notes of oak and vanilla. The double distilled rum brings notes of vanilla, apricot and banana. Light bodied, smooth with rich oak character. Can be served neat, on the rocks, with soda or your favorite mixer.


Malibu Black 70 Proof (new!)

Coconut-flavored rum imported from the Caribbean. Higher proof (70) and less sweet than regular Malibu. Aromas and flavors of bold rum with a hint of coconut and vanilla. Mix with cola for a 'Black & Cola.'


Malibu Mango Rum

Mango flavored rum created at the West Indies Rum Distillery at Brighton, Black Rock in Barbados. Malibu Caribbean Rum is aged in oak barrels for 1-2 years then blended with mango and sugar to create Malibu Mango. Double Gold winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


Malibu Pineapple Rum

Pineapple flavored rum created at the West Indies Rum Distillery at Brighton, Black Rock in Barbados. Malibu Caribbean Rum is aged in oak barrels for 1-2 years then blended with pineapple and sugar to create Malibu Pineapple.


Malibu Rum

Coconut flavored light rum . Clear. Sweet coconut aroma. Intense coconut flavor with no hint of alcohol. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating. Good mixed with fruit juices, cola, and other sodas.


Mount Gay Silver Rum

Light-bodied white rum imported from Barbados. Made with sugar cane and coral-filtered spring water. Filtered three times for smoothness. Aromas of cane syrup and banana. Subtle flavors of peppermint, citrus, and banana with a faint hint of licorice. Mix with fresh lime juice and mint along with 1 oz. of simple syrup (sugar & water) and top with soda water for a 'Silver Mojito.'


Rhum Barbancourt Reserve Special

Eight year old dark rum imported from Haiti. Pot-stilled from fresh sugar cane juice, then barrel aged in white oak casks. Nice clarity. Sweet aromas of vanilla and oak. Flavors of honey, nougat,chocolate and walnuts. Candied finish. 'Wine Enthusiast' gives it 92 points and says it is 'Lovely, succulent, refined and aromatic.' 'Spirit Journal' gives it a ***** rating (its highest) and says it 'finishes long, luxuriously sweet, and lip-smacking good.'


10 Cane Rum

Sugar cane (rather than molasses) based rum imported from Trinidad. Made from the first pressing of virgin sugar cane for a lighter, smoother rum. The 'Spirit Journal' says 10 Cane has 'a one-of rum bouquet that alone is worth the asking price,' and gives it **** (Highly Recommended).

Flavors of sugar cane that are honey sweet and lightly spiced. Mix with 1 oz. fresh squeezed lime juice,1 oz. simple syrup (sugar and water) and garnish with a lime wheel for a classic 'Daiquiri.''


Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum

Gold rum blended with spices. Pale bronze-copper hue. Fiery but subdued spice aromas. Lighter-styled palate. Clean, mildly flavored finish. The Beverage Testing Institute gives it 84 points (recommended).


Bacardi Dark Rum

Blended gold rum from Puerto Rico. It starts as a blend of the same light spirits as Bacardi Light-Dry but is aged in oak for up to two years rather than one. It is charcoal filtered before aging but not filtered after, like the Light-Dry. The aging in oak produces a smooth, amber rum with a fuller body and woody flavors. Good mixed with cola, tonic, soda or in hot drinks such as apple cider.


Bacardi Select Rum

Imported dark rum from Puerto Rico. A blend of selected aged rums which are charcoal filtered for smoothness before aging in oak barrels for one to four years. Bronze, cola color. Sweet, molasses nose. Candied flavors. Finishes with flavors of black coffee. Best mixed with fuit juices, soda or in Pina Coladas.


Bacardi Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit and strawberry flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. All natural flavors blended with Puerto Rican light rum. Dragon fruit is a dark red fruit, covered in scales (it looks like a dragon), that is considered a 'superfruit' because of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidents it contains. Mix with your favorite fruit juice or soda (particularly good with ginger ale or lemonade), or use instead of plain rum in a traditional 'Daiquiri.'


Bacardi Grand Melon

Watermelon flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. All natural watermelon flavors blended with Puerto Rican light rum. Mix with tonic and garnish with a watermelon chunk or serve chilled in a martini glass rimmed with salt and garnish with skewered watermelon pieces. Highly mixable with your favorite soda or fruit juice.


Bacardi Coco Rum

Coconut flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. 'Perfectly transparent and clean...a lovely, elegant bouquet; the palate entry is moderately sweet and pleasingly coconut-like...a terrific addition to any pina colada recipe.' - the Spirit Journal *** Recommended rating.


Bacardi Razz Rum

Raspberry flavored Puerto Rican rum. Only the best berries including the dark and sweet Marion berry are picked at their peak. It is steeped and balanced with the slightly tart taste of the red raspberry before being added to premium Bacardi Rum.Clear with a fruity bouquet. The 'Spirit Journal' gives it *** (recommended rating). Mix with lemon/lime soda for a 'Razzmataz' cocktail.


Bacardi O

Imported Puerto Rican rum flavored with a blend of Valencia and Mandarin oranges and tangerines. 70 proof. Mix with juices, tonic,or straight on the rocks. Also makes an interesting Cosmopolitan (just add cranberry juice).


Bacardi Light-Dry Rum

Imported blended light rum from Puerto Rico. Clear in color. Aged in oak for at least one year. Charcoal filtered before and after aging for smoothness. Semi-dry, slightly candied nose. Minerally, peppery finish. Best mixed with cola, diet cola, Lemonade or in Daiquiris.


Bacardi Limon Rum

A blend of Puerto Rican rum and natural citrus flavors. Intense aromas of citrus. Flavors of lemon, lime, and sugarcane. Long-lasting, sweet, lemon finish. Good served on the rocks, with fruit juice or tonic.


Bacardi 151 Rum

Premium gold rum imported from Puerto Rico. Substantially higher proof than most other rums. Usually used to make exotic drinks such as Mai-Tais and Zombies.


Bacardi Arctic Grape (new!)

Flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. Made from the Arctic berry, also known as the Lingon berry, that is native to the Arctic Tundra throughout the Northern Hemisphere from Eura-sia to North America. Offers aromas of chilled refreshing white grapes along with exotic tart aromas of Arctic berries. Displays unique bold flavors of white grape with essences of Arctic berries. Mix with lemon-lime soda for a cool, refreshing summer cocktail.


Bacardi Rock Coconut (new!)

Coconut and melon flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. Bacardi Rock Coconut is infused with coconut water (the naturally fat-free, low calorie, clear liquid found inside young coconuts) and rock melon (a type of cantaloupe originally found in Africa and India). Mix with cola, or combine with pineapple juice and garnish with a fresh pineapple wedge for a 'Bacardi Rock Coconut.'


Bacardi Torched Cherry

Flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. Bacardi Torched Cherry is an infusion of 'Torched Plant Aloe' and Barbados Cherries. Torched Plant Aloe, also known as the 'Lace Aloe,' is a specific species of aloe indigenous to South America (and not some sort of burned plant as its name might imply). Mix 1 part Bacardi Torched Cherry with 3 parts of cola in a tall glass over ice for a an adult version of a 'Cherry Coke.' Or, mix 1 part Torched Cherry with 3 parts of lemonade for a refreshing summer drink.


Bacardi OakHeart (new!)

Spiced rum imported from Puerto Rico. A blend of Bacardi Superior and Bacardi Gold rums with select spices aged in charred oak barrels. Filtered in a proprietary manner that retains a hint of smokiness. The nose is of oak, smoke, and dried fruits. Flavors of maple, honey, vanilla and butterscotch with a light, sweet, peppery finish. Mix 1 part Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum with 3 parts Coke, pour over ice in a beer stein for an 'Oak & Coke.'


Captain Morgan 100 Proof Spiced Rum

A blend of Puerto Rican rum, spices, and other natural flavors including vanilla, apricot, fig and tincture of cassia. Captain Morgan 100 proof is higher in alcohol content and does have a less-spicy taste than regular Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Mix with cola.


Boca Chica White Rum

Puerto Rican rum bottled in the U.S. Good with fruit juices or with your favorite mixer.


Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Pineapple Rum

A blend of Puerto Rican rum and natural pineapple flavors. Mix with your favorite fruit juice, soda or blend with cream of coconut for a pina colada.


Captain Morgan Parrot Bay Mango

A blend of Puerto Rican rum and natural mango flavors. Mix with your favorite fruit juice or soda.


Captain Mrg. Silver Spiced Rum

A blend of Puerto Rican rums, spices and other natural flavorings such as vanilla, apricot, fig and cassia. The Silver Spiced has a lighter spice taste than regular Captain Morgan's. Good mixed with fruit juices, cola and other mixers.


Captain Morgan Private Stock Rum

A premium spiced rum made from fine Puerto-Rican rum blended with spice and other natural flavors. Medium amber/orange color. More mature and less spicy aromas than the Original Spiced Rum. Flavors of spice and vanilla that complement the sweet rum. The aftertaste is of butterscotch and sherry. Serve on the rocks with a twist of lemon or lime or with mixers. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.


Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

A blend of Puerto Rican rum, spices, and other natural flavors including vanilla, apricot, fig and tincture of cassia. Honey color. Spicy, honeyed nose that includes aromas of nutmeg, coriander, and cinnamon. Creamy texture. Flavors of molasses, honey, and spices. Long, tropical-fruit finish with just a slight bite. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.


Castillo Silver Label Rum

Puerto Rican light or white rum. Aged at least one year in oak barrels for smoothness. Light-bodied and dry. Owned by Bacardi.


Captain Morgan's Parrot Bay

A blend of Puerto Rican rum and natural coconut flavors. Mix with your favorite soda, fruit juice or with pineapple juice for a quick and easy Pina Colada.


Captain Morgan Lime Bite

Puerto Rican silver-spiced rum spiked with fresh lime flavors. Mix with lemon-lime soda for a 'Lemon-Lime Bite.' Or, mix 1/2 shot Captain Morgan Lime Bite with 6 oz. of beer for a 'Beer and Bite.'


Captain Morgan Tatoo

Imported, aged Puerto Rican Black Rum blended with a combination of premium and hot spices for a mysterious sweet-to-heat finish. Best served straight or mix with 1/2 oz Blue Curacao for a Black and Blue, or with 1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka for a Black Ink.


Don Q Cristal (new!)

Imported rum from the Serralles Distillery in Puerto Rico. The Serralles Distillery (which dates back to 1865) prides itself as one of the cleanest and greenest in the spirits industry. DonQ Cristal is a blend of light rums aged from 1 to 3 years in American white oak barrels. Smooth and clean with flavors of molasses. Winner of multiple awards and medals, including 'Best Rum in a Mojito' at the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge - mix 2 parts DonQ with 1 part simple syrup and 1 part lime juice and 7 fresh mint leaves. Muddle the mint, add the other ingredients along with ice and shake. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime.


Ron Llave Blanco Supreme Rum

Imported light (clear) rum from Puerto Rico bottled in the U.S. Nose of sugarcane. Slightly warm on the tongue. A typical white rum that is good for mixing.


Ronrico Gold Label Rum

Premium gold rum from Puerto Rico. The # 4 selling rum in the U.S. Created by the Serralles family who have made rum since 1860. A dry rum in the authentic Puerto Rican style. Puerto Rico is the only location where rum is aged by law for quality and consistency. Smooth and not-too-sweet. Can be mixed in all classic rum drinks or served straight.


Ronrico Silver Label Rum

Premium white rum from Puerto Rico. Created by the Serralles family who have been making rum since 1860. A dry rum in the authentic Puerto Rican style. Can be used as a mixer in all classic rum drinks or served straight.


Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum

High proof (93) spiced rum imported from the Virgin Islands. Blackheart Rum is named for a legendary sultry seductress of the high seas, a bold and bawdy, cunning and cutthroat, piratess that allegedly left a trail of broken hearts wherever she traveled. Mix Blackheart with your favorite fruit juice or soda.


Calico Jack

Imported spiced rum . A blend of imported rum, nutmeg, vanilla and other natural flavors. Good mixed with fruit juices, colas or other mixers.


Coconut Jack Rum

Imported Virgin Islands rum blended with natural coconut flavors. Mix with pineapple juice for a quick and easy 'Pina Colada,' with your favorite soda or fruit juice.


Cruzan Black Cherry (new!)

Imported black cherry-flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of all natural black cherry flavors, sugar cane and Cruzan Rum. Mix with lemonade, club soda (for a 'Black Cherry Fizz') or with your favorite fruit juice.


Cruzan Black Strap Rum

Distilled at the Cruzan Rum Distillery on the Diamond Estate in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands from the thickest and darkest type of cane molasses - or black strap. Intense aromas of molasses and black coffee. Rich in taste and aroma and darker in appearance than traditional rums. The Spirit Journal gives it *** (Recommended) and names it a

'Best Buy' .


Cruzan 9 Rum

Spiced rum imported from the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix. Cruzan 9 is a blend of nine spices including: allspice, vanilla, cinnamon, pepper, ginger, clove and nutmeg and award-winning Cruzan aged rum. The original recipes and earliest versions of Cruzan 9 were lost until now. Aromas of vanilla, sweet caramel, and dried spices. Flavors of vanilla, cinnamon, nutmeg, and warm spice with notes of toasted wood. Mix with cola or in your favorite spiced-rum cocktail.


Cruzan Raspberry Rum

Imported raspberry-flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of aged Cruzan Estate Light Rum and natural raspberry flavors. Mix with lemonade, club soda (for a raspberry fizz) or your favorite fruit juice.


Cruzan Coconut Rum

Imported coconut flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of Cruzan premium rum and natural fruit flavors. Clear. Medium-bodied. Flavors of coconut, banana and minerals. 'Wine Enthusiast' gives it a Best Buy rating. Good mixed with fruit juice, soda or Cruzan Pineapple Rum for a Pina Colada flavored drink.


Cruzan Aged Rum Dark

Dark rum imported from the Island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Triple distilled to insure a clean rum with the maximum removal of impurities. A blend of rums aged at least 2 years and as much as 4 years in charred oak bourbon barrels. Light to medium bodied with a slightly darker color than many other dark rums (this is due to the longer aging). Dry, clean taste with vanilla overtones.


Cruzan Mango Rum

Mango flavored rum, hand crafted and aged in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. A blend of premium Cruzan rum and natural fruit flavors. Mix with fruit juices or as a dessert topping over cakes or ice cream.


Cruzan Pineapple Rum

Imported pineapple flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of premium Cruzan rum and natural fruit flavors. Good mixed with fruit juice, soda or Cruzan Coconut Rum for a Pina Colada flavored drink.


Cruzan Aged Rum Light

Light rum imported from the Island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Triple distilled to insure a clean rum with the maximum removal of impurities. A blend of rums aged at least 2 years and as much as 4 years in charred oak bourbon barrels. Light bodied with Chardonnay-like hues in color due to the aging in oak casks. Dry, clean taste with vanilla overtones.


Cruzan Vanilla Flvrd. Rum

Imported vanilla flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of premium Cruzan rum and natural fruit flavors. Good mixed with fruit juice or soda.


Cruzan Strawberry Rum (new!)

Flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of premium Cruzan rum and natural fruit flavors. Cruzan Strawberry is a unique blend of fresh strawberry with a hint of ginger. Aromas of fresh, juicy strawberries with flavors of ripe, wild strawberry coupled with subtle ginger root. Mix 2 oz. Cruzan Strawberry Rum with 1 oz. fresh lime juice and 1 oz. simple syrup, shake with ice and pour into a chilled martini glass (garnish with a lime wedge) for a 'CZ Strawberry Ginger Daiquiri.'


Montego Bay Light Rum

White Virgin Islands rum bottled by the Jenkins Spirits Corp. of Manchester, New Hampshire.


Mr. Boston Light Rum

Virgin Islands light (or white) rum bottled in the U.S. Mix with fruit juices or your favorite soda.


Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum

Virgin Islands rum blended with vanilla, lime and other spices. It's higher in proof (92 proof) and spiced with a hint of cherry. Named after the famous tattoo artist Sailor Jerry Collins. Mix with Blue Curacao and pineapple juice for a 'Sailor's Lagoon' or with vanilla-flavored cola and a generous splash of grenadine for a 'Black Pearl.'


Whipped Jack Rum (new!)

Imported Virgin Islands rum blended with whipped cream flavors. Mix 2 oz. Whipped Jack with 1 oz. pineapple juice and 1 oz. orange juice, shake with ice and strain into a martini glass garnished with and orange and cherry for a 'Tropical Cream-tini.'


Dunc's Mill Elderflower Flavored Rum (new!)

Elderflower-flavored rum handcrafted in Vermont by Dunc's Mill, the oldest continuously operating distillery in the state. Made from Fair Trade, organic Caribbean cane, Vermont-grown elderberry blossoms and Austrian elder essence. Raw cane juice is fermented and precisely distilled into clear, light rum - a perfect backdrop for the color and complexity of elderflower infusion. Serve straight or over ice.


Dunc's Mill Maple Flavored Rum (new!)

Maple-flavored rum handcrafted in Vermont by Dunc's Mill, the oldest continuously operating distillery in the state. Made from Fair Trade, organic cane and flavored with pure maple syrup from Dunc's Mill and other Vermont maple farms. (Sugar crystals may form with age and ice.) Serve straight or over ice.


Jenkins Silver Rum

Virgin Islands white rum bottled by the Jenkins Spirits Corp. of Manchester, New Hampshire.


Kraken Rum

Black spiced rum imported from the Caribbean. Named for a legendary sea beast, the rum is distilled in Trinidad and Tobago with a secret blend of 13 spices. Inspired by the Kraken's legendary strength, it weighs in at 94 proof and has a dark black color reminiscent of a giant squid's ink. The Kraken is strong, rich, black and smooth. Mix one part Kraken with 3 parts cola for a 'Kraken and Cola'.


S. S. Pierce Dark Rum

Dark rum from the Virgin Islands. May be used as a mixer for any rum based drink. The S.S. Pierce company has been in business since 1831.


                                     

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Some of the above descriptions are based on information in the following sources:

  • Kindred Spirits by F. Paul Pacult. Hyperion, New York, New York, 1997.
  • Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch by Michael Jackson. Dorling Kindersky Limited, London and Running Press Book Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989-91.
 


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