Transport yourself to the Caribbean with our choices of rum below.
Embrace the spirit and explore the world of rum with our 12 Days of Rum gift guide.
Described as Christmas cake in a glass, bridging the gap between the funk of rum and the botanical kick of gin, BrewDog Distilling Co. have created one of the world’s first botanical rums. An authentic, handmade spiced rum, Five Hundred Cuts is inspired by the life of Elizabeth Blackwell, a trail-blazing 18th century botanist, taking six month and thirty-five recipes to complete. Featuring seasonal Christmas flavours of Tonka beans, cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, orange peel and cloves. Warming, delicious and perfect for the 25th.
Available from Asda, RRP £24
This Christmas, award-winning Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva rum and outstanding chocolatier Paul A. Young have created a truly unique rum and chocolate tasting experience for a lucky few to find under the tree.
Available exclusively at The Whisky Exchange, the limited-edition gift packs are the ultimate expression of the Diplomático, Orange and Chocolate serve, known as the D.O.C. The taste can be described as a deconstructed Old Fashioned, as the coffee and cacao notes from the rich and complex rum, perfectly match the delicious citrus and bittersweet Venezuelan chocolate orange segments. A fabulous present this festive season.
The Rum and Chocolate Tasting Experience costs £49.95 and is exclusively available in-store and online at The Whisky Exchange.
For more information please visit: http://rondiplomatico.com/
This Peaky Blinder Spiced Rum gift set includes a 70cl bottle of the expertly blended Peaky Blinder Spiced Rum and a stylish hip flask. The rum is perfect on the palette owing to a bold flavour profile of specially selected spices which deliver tastes of orange, nutmeg, vanilla and raisin.
Lugger is a small-batch rum made with a blend of rums from Guyana, Trinidad and Tobago. It is then aged in bourbon-charred oak barrels in Devon before spicing with nutmeg, ginger, cinnamon, orange peel, clove and subtle notes of vanilla. Winning a gold medal in the International Spirits Challenge 2019, Lugger Rum has been recognised for its quality and innovative production.
A beautiful addition to any drinks cabinet Lugger’s characteristic bottle is a unique shape and features an inimitable Lugger ship as used by 18th century lovable Devonian rogue, Jack Ratt.
For the festive food lover….
New for Christmas 2019, Captain Morgan Gingerbread has launched for a limited time only. Smelling and tasting of real baked gingerbread it’s perfect for festive gatherings with your crew. Can be enjoyed hot or cold with apple juice or with any of your favourite mixers for a festive, spiced twist on classic rum cocktails for a pre-dinner festive cocktail.
A premium aged, single-island rum from the Philippines, Don Papa Rum is created on the foothills of the active volcano Mt. Kanlaon, where the finest sugar cane is milled to produce sweet, rich molasses. After harvest, fermentation and distillation, Don Papa Rum is blended to perfection by our Master Blender before coming together in an alchemy of magic in a bottle.
See > https://donpaparum.com/
Dark Rum with the welcome addition of mixed spices infused with 100% British Honey from our hives. Add further fire to this unique tasting spirit by adding ginger beer for a deliciously refreshing drink.
APPEARANCE: Clear, golden amber
Tasting: Tightly packed mixed spice with vanilla, cinnamon and honeyed sweetness. Woody flavour adds complexity and structure.
PRODUCT OF ENGLAND
100% British Honey from our honey bees.
Copalli is an organic, single estate rum sustainably produced at a new craft distillery in the Belizean rainforest has launched in the UK. Redefining the craft rum category and made from three simple and pure ingredients; rainforest canopy water, yeast, and non-GMO heirloom sugar cane
See > https://copallirum.com/
Created with rums from Barbados, Jamaica, The Dominican Republic and Panama, which are blended together and left to rest in a marrying cask to gain notes of vanilla, oak and tropical fruit! Thus, this delicious rum has been carefully bottled without being sweetened or coloured. The rum has also launched London’s first blending house in over 100 years which is amazing so all the info will be linked for you to check it out.
The UK’s #1 selling premium rum, The Duppy Share is a blend of rums – a bold 3 year old from Jamaica and 5 year old from Barbados – for tropical fruit flavours and a warm, buttery finish with no added sugar, colour or flavourings. It’s perfect to sip with coke or mix into a party punch.
For an extra special gift, you can personalise bottles of The Duppy Share to spread the rum love. £33.50, Notonthehighstreet.com
If you’re buying for a true rum fanatic, The Duppy Share has also released a Jeroboam in time for Christmas – 4.5l of it’s award-winning rum for £350.
Aldi has been named the best place to get into the festive spirit this Christmas, as the supermarket scooped an incredible four medals, including a sought after ‘Masters’, at this year’s Spirits Business Liqueur Masters.
The nation’s ‘favourite supermarket’ showcased four of its festive flavoured liqueurs, winning over the judges, who praised each spirit highly for both their outstanding quality and great taste. Taking home a coveted ‘Masters’ title, theInfusionist Fig, Honey & Cinnamon Rum Liqueur proved to be a popular choice – with notes of sweetness and spice, this rum liqueur retails at the equally tempting price of £9.99.
With rum sales exceeding £1bn in 2018 and Brits now often opting for spiced and flavoured varieties of the popular spirit, Aldi is giving gin a rum for its money this Christmas! As well as winning big with the Infusionist Fig, Honey & Cinnamon Rum Liqueur, Aldi also took home a gold medal for it’s Infusionist Caramel & Hazelnut Rum Liqueur (£9.99).
If the liquid form doesn’t take your fancy this Christmas…
The pairing of quality chocolate with a top single-malt whisky or high-end rum always produces wonder-fully surprising results. As a tribute to this combination, Pierre Marcolini has created the limited edition collection “Rare Whiskies and Rums”.
This box is available from the Marylebone boutique, counters in Selfridges, Harrods and Online.