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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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Westerhall Estate Rum No.7, Grenada,


Westerhall Estate Rum No.7, Grenada, This is a deeply interesting, full flavoured rum with characteristic spices supported by molasses and a hint of caramel. This dark and robust rum makes a winter warmer with ginger wines but also great over ice,

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700ml £37.57

R.L Seales 10 Year Old Rum, Barbados


R.L Seales 10 Year Old Rum, Barbados A burnished gold colour, unique nutty nose, big, wonderfully smooth, well rounded with lingering hints of roasted almonds and butternut

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700ml £37.76

Rhum Clement Canne Bleue 2016, Martinique,


Rhum Clement Canne Bleue 2016, Martinique has a floral nose mixed with brown sugar and spice. The palate has lots of dried fruit, including figs and mango. Hints of oak and sweet molasses are also in the background. The finish is long with bursts of warm sweet spice.

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700ml £37.99

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Rum, Venezuela,


Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva Dark Rum is truly an exceptional rum made blended from rums that have been ageing for up to twelve years. The rum is big and complex on the nose with aromas of fruit cake, baked apples and dried ginger. The palate first senses warm chocolate sauce, then sweet toffee and tropical fruit flavours. The finish seems to last for ever with so many overtones of orange chocolate.

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700ml £38.40

Bonpland Rouge VSOP Rum, Germany,


Bonpland Rouge VSOP Rum has a little oaky nose with aromas of sweet black coffee. The palate is dry with flavours of coconut, dried fruit and roasted nuts. The finish is complimented by sweet warm spices and a little manuka honey.

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500ml £39.54

Pussers British Navy Rum Gunpowder Proof, British Virgin Islands,


Pussers British Navy Rum Gunpowder Proof has a great impact of flavours with sticky toffee rather than bitter caramel. Zingy yet sweet with a spicy finish. A classic full strength Naval ration,

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700ml £39.79

Angostura 1919 Rum, Trinidad & Tobago Caribbean


Angostura 1919 Rum, Trinidad & Tobago Caribbean Finely distilled premium rum, first casked in 1919, notes of oak, cocoa and vanilla, very smooth

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700ml £39.88

Rhum Clement VSOP, Martinique,


Rhum Clement VSOP has warm caramel, exotic spice and dried fruit aromas that lead into a soft, silky entry with a moderately off-dry body full of coconut and banana crème brulee, nut and mango fruit flavours. This delicious rum finishes with a long fade of charred sugarcane, warm sweet spices and more coconut flavours.

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700ml £39.93

Atlantico Private Cask Rum, Dominican Republic,


Atlantico Private Cask Rum, Dominican Republic, has been carefully crafted using the finest artisanal aged rums from the Caribbean blended together then aged again.

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700ml £40.33

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Mezan Trinidad Caroni 1999 Rum 1999


Mezan Trinidad Caroni 1999 Rum This Trinidad rum was column distilled at the now closed Caroni Distillery, in September of 1991. It has been aged in small oak casks for 19 years prior to being bottled one cask at a time. Golden syrup colour, treacly legs.Rich but indistinct nose, woody and sweet.

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700ml £40.70

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Foursquare Rum, Zinfandel Cask Blend, Barbados


Foursquare Rum, Zinfandel Cask Blend, Barbados A blend of rums from artisanal distillations aged for 11 years in ex-bourbon casks and in ex-zinfandel casks

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700ml £41.33

Chairman's Reserve Rum Forgotten Casks, St Lucia,


Chairman\'s Reserve Rum Forgotten Casks, St Lucia, A limited release from casks laid down in unusual places following a fire at the distillery and only found recently Rich dark gold mahogany colour. Wonderfully intense nose of sweet raison, sultana and hints of tobacco and vanilla from the oak. On the palate intense with sweet honeyed fruit and spices giving a wonderfully balanced and complex rum.

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700ml £41.56

Cana Brava Reserva Aneja 7yrs Rum,


Cana Brava Reserva Aneja 7yrs Rum, Panama From Molasses extracted from wild sugar cane grown locally a selection of young rums blended, aged in used Bourbon Casks.

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750ml £41.95

Mezan XO Rum, Jamaica Gift Set


Mezan XO Rum, Jamaica Gift Set Superb gift for any rum lover, a bottle of Mexan XO with 2 specifically designed rum glasses for the perfect serving.

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1 £41.99

Depaz Plantation Rhum Agricole,


Depaz Plantation Rhum Agricole is a rum with a rich, complex range of aromas. A blend of subtle notes of vanilla, coconut and chocolate. Notes of fruit and spices. Prune, candied fruit, nutmeg, cinnamon.The palate has marked woody notes from barrel ageing. Aromas identical to those found on the nose. Good roundess and a very pleasant finish.

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700ml £42.65

Mount Gay Extra Old Rum, Barbados


Mount Gay Extra Old Rum, Barbados A seriously delicious rum with vanilla and caramel overtones. This should be savoured on its own to enjoy its complexity

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700ml £45.93

Westerhall Estate Rum No.10, Grenada,


Westerhall Estate Rum No.10, Grenada, Aged for a decade, smooth on the palate, rich in flavour with a lingering finish, best enjoyed on the rocks, with a club soda or even the juice of a fresh green coconut,

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700ml £46.22

Rhum Clement VSOP, 125th Anniversary Edition by JonOne,


Rhum Clement VSOP 125th Anniversary Edition by JonOne has a nose full of caramal mixed with coconut and brown sugar. The palate is equally and powerful with sweet molasses, dried mango, hazelnuts and hints of dark chocolate. The finish is long and lingering with nuances of more fruit and baked apples.

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700ml £46.86

Brugal 1888 Rum, Ron Gran Reserva Familiar, Dominican Republic,


Brugal 1888 Rum, Ron Gran Reserva Familiar, Dominican Republic, Brugal 1888 is complex, hints of spices, aromas of dried fruits, roasted coffee beans, double distilled, matured in white oak casks and sherry oak casks

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700ml £47.45

Pyrat XO Reserve Rum, Anguilla


Select blend of fine 15 year old Caribbean rum, smooth taste and delicious flavor complimented by its rich amber colour

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700ml £48.21

Ron Anjeo Reserva Especial Rum 12 Years Arehucas


Ron Anjeo Reserva Especial Rum 12 Years Arehucas A supreme harmony in flavour, matured in oak barrels, very elegant presentation.

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700ml £48.88

Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa Rum,


The Admiral Rodney HMS Princessa contains rums aged exclusively in American white oak Bourbon casks with all the rums having been aged between 5 - 9 years in our cellars before blended together by our master blender. Honeyed raisins on the nose and a hint of vanilla and tobacco. Sweet palate, with intense brown sugar, creme brûlée tones and balanced by dry toasty oak. A complex finish with good oak integration, caramel and tropical spice.

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700ml £48.98

La Mauny VSOP Rhum Vieux Agricole, Martinique,


La Mauny VSOP Rhum Vieux Agricole is a very radiant golden brown colour with a strong fruity spicy nose. The palate picks up lots brown sugar, raisins and dried apricots. The finish is full of toffee and lingering hints of dark chocolate.

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700ml £48.98

Admiral Rodney Extra Old Rum, St Lucia,


Zubrowka Polish Bison Grass Vodka Attractive nose packed with complexity, honey rich palate with hints of bourbon oak, rich vanilla, caramel character,

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700ml £51.63

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Opthimus Premium Rum 15 Year Old, Dominican Republic


Opthimus Premium Rum 15 Year Old, Dominican Republic Aromatic rum with complex aromas of honey, toffee, vanilla, coffee and dark chocolate with subtle oak notes

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700ml £52.12