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No need for rum runners anymore, at Alexander Hadleigh Wine Merchants, Southampton, Hampshire UK we have a classic selection of fine rum and we can do all the running for you. We list a good series of styles and flavours of pleasurable rums that will suit most people’s tastes. Our range of rums include many from all the main Caribbean Islands and a commendable selection of rums from many other countries such as Australia, Panama and Venezuela.

Many folks view rum in four different styles or categories….white and overproof rum, aged rum, rhum agricole and navy and dark rum. Although the production processes and uses of The sugar cane fruit are different, and as a slight contridiction many of use will see similarities between the four different styles in a blind tasting. Just food for thought.

Aged rum can cover a variety of options in the world of rum. Most are a bright and attractive golden amber colour, giving off fruity spices and caramel tastes to the tongue. Aged rums are usually from different vintages or batches that are incorporated together to ensure continuity of style and taste from year to year. Not to dissimilar of the winemaker who has the task of maintaining the vineyards reputation for continuity of style and taste, irrespective of any variation in a particular vintage. Many of these styles of rum highlight on their labels their age sometimes even the various ages that make up the final batch of rum.Although some rums like Mount Gay exhibit the XO mark similar to cognac on their label.Another highly recommended classic is Doorly's 12 year old Barbados aged rum.

Rhum agricole is different from most other rums in that it is produced from processed sugar cane juice. On the Caribbean Island of Martinique (famous for its rhum agricole) sugar cane is grown specifically for making this style of rhum. The process is first to ferment the fresh sugar cane juice and then to distill into a strong flavoured spirit. Probably the best style of rhum/rum to influence most rum Cocktails----just try it in a classic daiquiri.

Navy and dark rum are available in the main under two categories, some rums whose styles and origins go way back to the eighteenth and nineteenth century when basic rums were coloured to create the perception of old age, rich and tasty. Then we have quality traditional rums with no artificial flavourings or colour added and these full bodied dark rums have a nose of molasses, treacle and toffee with a smooth mellow finish combined with a lingering and memorable sweet flavour. Some notable navy and dark rums would be Goslings Black Seal, Myer's Original Dark and the Pusser's range of navy rums.

White and overproof rums----the statement is a little self explanatory and usually refers to overproof white rums with an alcohol content of greater than 57.5%, which is very high indeed. J Wray and Nephew's White rum is probably the best selling rum of its type in the world----it comes in at 63% a very potent white rum and not for the faint hearted. Another excellent white rum which is not over proof would be Matusalem Platino from the Dominican Republic at 40% abv.

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Bacardi Rum, Carta Fuego, Santiago De Cuba


Bacardi Rum, Carta Fuego, Santiago De Cuba Smooth yet bold capturing tropical flavours and spices with a hint of smokiness, a red spiced rum.

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700ml £23.74

Myers Original Dark Rum,Jamaica


Myers Original Dark Rum,Jamaica Always created using the traditional pot still method, and then aged in white oak barrels, Myers is a dark rich and buttery rum. Delicious when used in a planters punch

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700ml £23.98

Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, Barbados,


Mount Gay Eclipse Rum, Barbados The oldest rum in the world with a distinctive smoky, elegant taste and mellowed finish. Hugely popular rum from Barbados, which has used the same recipe for 300 years. Lovely on the rocks, or with a dash of cola

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700ml £24.27

Pampero Ron Anejo Especial Rum Venezela


Pampero Ron Anejo Especial Rum Venezela Aged in oak barrels, superb in cocktails.

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700ml £24.46

Old J Spice Rum,Admiral Vernon,


Old J Spice Rum,Admiral Vernon, Old J\'s classic combination of spices, sugar, vanilla & lime makes Admiral Vernon\'s the best tasting liquid in the spiced rum category! Tom Hurst, Old J Creator

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700ml £24.50

Doorly's Gold Label 5 Years Old Rum, Barbados


Doorly\'s Gold Label 5 Years Old Rum, Barbados A mellow yet tasty rum, to be enjoyed on its own or on the rocks.Outstanding value and highly recommended

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700ml £25.44

Alnwick Rum, Northumberland


Alnwick Rum, Northumberland A fine blend of Guyana and Jamaica rums, A distinctive full round character with depth and flavour

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700ml £25.46

Chairman's Reserve Rum, St Lucia


Chairman\'s Reserve Rum, St Lucia A blend of double distilled pot still and column rums, aged for up to five years in bourbon casks, a richness on the nose of juicy fruits and a hint of honey, medium bodied with hints of vanilla and spices

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700ml £25.60

Goslings Black Seal Rum , Bermuda


Goslings Black Seal Rum , Bermuda Gosling\'s use a recipe handed down through generations, this is a dark, rich and complex rum

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700ml £25.98

Cana Brava 3 Year Old White Rum,


Cana Brava 3 year old white rum is made at the Las Cabras distillery in Herrera, Panama. Time has been taken to make this quality rum which has been aged in American Oak for a minimum of 3 Years, resulting in strong floral nose with a fine toffee style finish.

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700ml £26.23

Ron Abuelo 7 Years Old Rum, Panama


Ron Abuelo 7 Years Old Rum, Panama A rich blend of superb rums, aged in small oak barrels, distinctly rounded, exceptional taste,

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700ml £26.25

Stroh 80 Rum, Austria,


Stroh 80 Rum, Austria, A super strength over proof rum type spirit, delicious in coffee or added to desserts, used in cooking, baking or in a warming drink, a taste of Austrian lifestyle,

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500ml £26.29

Chairman's Reserve Spiced Rum, St Lucia,


Chairman\'s Reserve Rum, St Lucia Infused with Caribbean spices such as cinnamon, clove,nutmeg, vanilla and richeria grandis, a genuine experience. Try over ice with ginger beer or cranberry juice for a refreshing long drink

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700ml £26.39

El Dorado Rum 5 Years Old, Guyana


El Dorado Rum 5 Years Old, Guyana Aged in oak casks - a complex medium bodied rum, superb base for rum cocktails, hugely drinkable

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700ml £26.55

Black Magic Spiced Rum Sazerac USA,


Black Magic Spiced Rum Sazerac USA, A premium dark spiced rum with a secret blend of various spices, resulting in an exquisite aroma and a smooth palate,

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700ml £27.27

Westerhall Estate Rum No.3, Grenada,


Westerhall Estate Rum No.3 is aged for three years in oak casks. It is a delicate yet round-tasting rum with subtle touches of Grenadian spice. Smooth and mellow,this is a fantastic rum for mixing.

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700ml £27.30

La Mauny 1749 Ambre Rhum Agricole,


La Mauny 1749 Ambre Rhum Agricole is a quality golden-amber rum which has been aged in oak for at least twelve months before bottling. This flavoursome Martinique rum is ful bodied providing lots of dark sugar and light oak on the tongue, followed by slow notes of dried mango and warm spice on the finish.

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700ml £27.47

Rhum Clement Premiere Canne, Martinique,


Rhum Clement Premiere Canne, Martinique has an exotic fruit bouquet and a sensational palate entry with flavours of cocoa bean, dark chocolate and unrefined sugar. More flavours of dried fruits preceding a graceful finish with subtle notes of caramalised sugar.

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700ml £27.69

Golden Spiced Alnwick Rum, Northumberland


Golden Spiced Alnwick Rum, Northumberland A rich blend of carefully selected rums, mixed spices, citrus and exotic fruit, a deep dark flavour or spice and orange

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700ml £28.03

Atlantico Platino Rum Dominican Republic,


Atlantico Platino Rum Dominican Republic, The unique combination results in an incredibly smooth, flavourful light rum that can easily be enjoyed neat, on the rocks, or in your favorite cocktail

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700ml £28.26

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Bundaberg Rum, Australia


Bundaberg Rum, Australia Distilled from cane using the same process which dates back to 1888

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700ml £28.35

Diplomatico Mantuano Dark Rum,


Diplomatico Mantuano Dark Rum has been aged for up to eight years and is a fine blend of rums made from molasses and sugar cane honeys. Rich and spicy on the nose with little hints of vanilla. Treacle, dark cherries and nutmeg come forth onto the palate, then leaving slow sweet spice and oak finish.

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700ml £28.53

Mezan Jamaican Barrique XO Rum


Mezan Jamaican Barrique XO Rum This high ester Jamaican rum was pot-distilled at the famous Hampden Distillery, in September of 2000. It has been aged in small oak casks for 10 years prior to being bottled one cask at a time. A blend of hand selected barrels between 4 and 23 years old, a nose of mashed bananas and palate of rich banana, nut and hint of molasses.

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700ml £29.93

The Pink Pigeon Rum - Mauritius


The Pink Pigeon Rum - Mauritius is and exquisite, rare rum from the finest sugar cane with added hand picked vanilla from orchids- exotic, tropical flavours of spice and nutmeg

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700ml £30.19

Havana Club 7 Years Old Rum, Cuba


Havana Club 7 Years Old Rum, Cuba An intense and complex aroma, palate of honey, vanilla, chocolate, cocoa, sweet tobacco, dry fruits and spicy notes. Powerful and full-bodied finish

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700ml £30.31