Medium bodied, fruity and with a honeyed edge, golden rum gets its colour and complexity thanks to its time spent in barrels. This is one of the fastest-growing styles of rum. Great in cocktails but smooth enough to be sipped on its own, on the rocks
Bacardi Reserva Rare Ocho Gold Rum
Each batch is made from a special selection of barrel-aged reserve rums ranging from 8-9 years old.The oldest private rum blend in the world - created in 1862 and exclusive to the Bacardí family for seven generations.
Try it in a Cuba Libre:Fill a highball glass with ice. Squeeze over 2 lime wedges and drop into the glass. Pour in 50ml Bacardí Reserva Rare Ocho Gold Rum and 100ml cola. Stir.
Havana Club Añejo Especial
The natural ageing process in young oak barrels in Cuba for a number of years gives Havana Club Añejo Especial its warm amber colour and smooth taste.
Aged in this way, it develops a typical touch of vanilla that is perfect for mixing with cola or just with ice. The best way to savour this special rum is in typical Cuban style - together with your best friends.
Fact file: Mount Gay
In 1703, local Barbados businessman Sir John Gay was asked to help a friend manage a distillery he’d inherited. Gay refined the distilling process and started to gain a reputation for his rums. The water used in the rum-making process at Mount Gay plays a key role (it’s naturally filtered through the island’s coral limestone), while sugar is all important – Barbados sugar makes exceptional molasses, known locally as ‘black gold’. Add to that double copper pot stills and brilliant master blenders and you have a rum that’s hard to beat
Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
A small-batch, handcrafted rum finished in charred bourbon oak barrels – hence the name. Bold-tasting
Black Barrel has notes of pepper, spice and wood that give body and fullness. It’s fruity and oaky with vanilla
and caramel notes.
Mount Gay Barbados Rum
Mount Gay uses Barbadian sugar cane, and has a beautiful amber colour and aromas of vanilla and apricot. Light in body yet complex on the palate, it’s lovely sipped over ice. Eclipse is the reference for character, body and aroma.