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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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Toti Dark Rum, Caribbean,


Toti Dark rum, Cask Reserve is a sustainably produced Caribbean rum, created through a collaboration between the Sustainable Spirit Company and Sea Shepherd. A combination of rums from Jamaica, Trinidad, Barbados and the Dominican Republic, this is an intensely fruity, tropical rum with sweet, toffee and coconut elements. Supports Marine Conservation with 15% of profits donated to protecting turtles and the seas they swim in.

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700ml £28.40

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 £29.40

Rhum Clement Ambre, Martinique,


Rhum Clement Ambre, Martinique spends a minimum of one year in oak barrels before bottling, which gives the rum a rich backbone. The flavours of molasses and warm spices also come to the forefront.

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700ml £29.78

Blackwell Black Gold


Blackwell Black Gold is made using a secret recipe which gives a deep rich flavour infused with tropical fruit flavours.

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700ml £29.78

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 £29.98

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

Rhum JM Agricole Gold, Martinique,


Rhum JM Agricole Gold displays a rich sugarcane flavour that has beautiful viscosity on the palate. This golden rum also has flavours of warm gingerdread which are sofened by hints of vanilla and hazelnuts derived from its time spent maturing in oak.

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700ml £30.86

Diablesse Clementine Spiced Caribbean Rum,


Diablesse Clementine Spiced Caribbean Rum is a blend of three aged rums from the three oldest distilleries in the Caribbean, including Diamond Distillery in Guyana, infused with fresh clementines and a blend of warm spices, including cinnamon, vanilla and ginger. Sweet and spicy, with a strong citrus edge, this Clementine Spiced Rum is perfect for sipping, or for making fruity cocktails.

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700ml £30.95

Woods Old Navy Rum, Guyana


Woods Old Navy Rum, Guyana is very dark brown with sweet, concentrated coffee and cream with thick nutty sweetness before the finish.

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700ml £31.68

Ron Montero Gran Reserva Rum, Spain,


Ron Montero Gran Reserva Rum, Spain is fragrant, rich and dense. To the palate, a prelude of vanilla, followed by its characteristic sugar cane essence. The finish is long with sweet notes, cinnamon and warm spice.

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700ml £31.69

The Duppy Share


The Duppy Share Rum is a blend of three-year-old Jamaican rum and five-year-old Barbadian rum, which is aged in ex-bourbon barrels. A tasty mix of tropical fruit and subtle oak flavours.

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700ml £32.25

Westerhall Estate Rum No.5, Grenada,


Westerhall Estate Rum No.5, Grenada, Aged for five years in oak casks, silky smooth and exceptionally palatable with buttery, honey sweet flavours with a touch of spice. Enjoyable neat or on the rocks, also works well with coconut water or ginger ale.

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700ml £32.65

Plantation Rum 5 Years, Barbados,


Plantation Rum 5Yrs, Barbados has been aged in Bourbon casks then Cognac Fwerrand casks, shows honey, dark caramel, candied almonds, piped tobacco. Finishes medium long with a bittersweet and chocolaty flavours,

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700ml £32.92

Bacardi 8 Years Old Rum , Bahamas


Bacardi 8 Years Old Rum , Bahamas This is an excellent oak aged rum, with real vanilla complexity. This rum really should be tried on its own as a sipper

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700ml £33.06

Bacard Rumi, Carta Negra, Santiago De Cuba


Bacard Rumi, Carta Negra, Santiago De Cuba Dark, intense, captures bold flavours of oak, orange peel and sweet molasses, aged in heavily charred oak barrels.

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700ml £33.20

Atlantico Reserva Rum, Dominican Republic,


Atlantico Reserva Rum, Dominican Republic, A well balanced mixture of different aged rums resulting in a vibrant dark rum, rich in depth and flavour,

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700ml £33.20

Trois Rivieres Ambre Rhum Agricole Rum, Martinique


.Trois Rivieres Martinique Ambre Rhum Agricole is full of oaky spice on the nose with lot of dried fruit such as raisins, prunes and mango in the background. The palate soon fills-up with sweet and sour apricot, brown sugar and manuka honey. The finish is rich and long with a mixture of stewed apples, nutmeg and other sweet warm spices.

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700ml £33.58

Doorlys XO Oloroso Rum , Barbados


Doorly\'s XO Oloroso Rum , Barbados Double matured and aged in Oloroso casks, this is finely balanced with hints of sultana and walnuts. A fine finish with hint of orange peel.

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700ml £33.85

Ron de Jeremy, Extreme Edition Spiced


Ron de Jeremy, Extreme Edition Spiced is crafted with only the finest Panamanian rum, artfully blended with spices and all natural ingredients. The rich and deep color supports the well-rounded and complex aroma, with hints of vanilla and spices. The long and smooth finish is extremely pleasing. Ron de Jeremy Spiced is an exceptionally good mixer with cola and juices, but also great straight up.

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700ml £34.15

Phoenix Tears, Spiced Rum,


Phoenix Tears, Spiced Rum is a combination of Caribbean Rum, dried fruits, sugar and spice with an opalescent luster of shimmering golden embers.

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500ml £34.95

Diablesse Golden Caribbean Rum,


Diablesse Golden Caribbean Rum is a blend of rums, from three of the oldest distilleries in the Caribbean, including Foursquare Distillery in Barbados, Diablesse Golden Caribbean is a sweet, spicy rum full of tropical fruit flavours.

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700ml £34.95

Brugal XV Rum, Ron Reserva Dominican Republic,


Brugal XV Rum, Ron Reserva Dominican Republic, Aged in both ex Bourbon and ex Pedro Ximenez oak casks, this is a rum with exceptional smoothness and flavour.

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700ml £35.13

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Foursquare Rum, Port Cask Finish, Barbados


Foursquare Rum, Port Cask Finish, Barbados A 9 year old rum initially aged for 3 years in bourbon casks, before being transferred over to Port casks for another 6 years.

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700ml £35.39

1968 Portsmouth White Rum, Portsmouth Distillery,


1968 Portsmouth White Rum, Portsmouth Distillery is a non aged premium white rum, created using a syrup made at the Portsmouth Distillery from the finest Sugar Cane from Costa Rica. It\'s taste is sweet and light with a slight floral hint, giving a warming finish reminiscent of sunny Caribbean beaches,

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700ml £35.49