Also called navy rum because of its long association with the Royal Navy, dark rum is deeply coloured, rich and spicy. Ageing in heavily charred oak barrels helps produce its distinctive hue
Bacardí Carta Negra
This dark, intense rum captures the flavours of oak, orange peel and
sweet molasses. It's made from a blend of rums aged for 4 years. Full-bodied and rich, it tastes great on its own or mixed with cola or fruit juice
Try it in a Nocturno:Combine 50ml Bacardí Carta Negra rum and 25ml coffee liqueur in a tumbler filled with ice. Cut a round piece of orange peel at least an inch in diameter. Hold a lit match just above the tumbler, then hold the peel (skin-side down) above the match and squeeze the peel over the flame. Drop the twist into the tumbler.
Captain Morgan The Original Rum
Named after the 17th-century swashbuckler who pioneered rum rationing on his ships, this blend of rums from Jamaica, Guyana and Barbados is aged in oak. It has a lovely depth of flavour, a deep, dark colour and a rich, distinctive nose in the style of traditional navy rum
Try it in a Fireman:Fill a shaker with ice. Pour in 40ml Captain Morgan The Original Rum, 20ml lime juice, 10ml Grenadine and ½ egg white*. Shake, then strain into a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Gosling's Black Seal Rum
A Bermudan classic, Gosling's Black Seal Rum has rich, intricate flavours of butterscotch, vanilla and caramel. Made to a Gosling's family recipe dating back more than 200 years, the rum is aged in charred American oak bourbon casks to give a smooth, rich, elegant drink that's packed with delicious flavours
Try it in a Dark 'n Stormy®:Combine 50ml Gosling’s Black Seal Rum and 100ml ginger beer in a tall glass filled with ice. Garnish with a wedge of lime.
Lamb's Navy Rum
A blend of 18 different Caribbean rums, including rums from Trinidad and Guyana, Lamb's Navy is matured in oak casks to ensure maximum flavour. A rich and smooth blend of spice, fruit and oak is underpinned by an attractive sweetness
Try it in a Fat Sailor:Shake together 50ml Lamb’s Navy Rum, 12 mint leaves, 25ml lime juice and 12.5ml sugar syrup. Strain into a large tumbler full of ice, then garnish with a sprig of fresh mint.