Celebrate World Rum Day with some of these delicious (and strong) tipples.
There are three variations here to tickle everyone’s taste buds. Meet CUT Spice for those who love a taste sensation. It’s premium Caribbean Rum infused with, you’ve guessed it real spices from aniseed, nutmeg and fiery ginger to a black peppercorn, cinnamon, lemon peel and then there are the sweet vanilla pods. CUT Smoke is the UK’s first naturally smoked rum; they take a 3-year-old Jamaican rum and infuse it with Arabica coffee beans, smoked with burnt wood chips, and left to rest in oak barrels for a real depth of flavor. While the CUT Overproof is super smooth, featuring the spices, but at over 70%, it takes expect a rum with a bang.
“CUT RUM is real rum for real people. Natural ingredients blended with quality rum sourced from Jamaica and Trinidad and created in copper pot stills. It is hard to say which is my favorite of the range, but I will be enjoying CUT OVERPROOF in a twist on the tiki classic, Missionary’s Downfall. It is a refreshing, tasty blended relative of the Aku Aku cocktail. However, this variation may sneak up on you and will only leave you wanting more!” Dami Whitfield, CUT RUM Brand Ambassador | www.cutrum.com
Rumbullion! is created by carefully blending tinctures of Madagascan vanilla, orange peel, cinnamon, cloves, and cardamom into a base of delicious Caribbean rum. This merge spices make Rumbullion! a multi-award-winning spiced rum, so it would be rude not to try it! Use it to make a cocktail (try the Rumbullion! Old Fashioned cocktail), or if you’re hard enough, drink it neat with a squeeze of orange. Yum. | www.masterofmalt.com
This premium aged rum from the Philippines in one word is delicious. Distilled and aged for over seven years in American oak barrels on the island of Negros Occidental (known locally as Sugarlandia) – yes, you’ve guessed it, the original Negros sugar cane is the foundation for this rum. Expect an oh-so-drinkable rich-textured rum that has flavors of vanilla, honey, and candied fruits. www.donpaparum.com
Leading fairtrade spirit brand FAIR has an array of spirits, including their Belize rum, which is made using the traditional fermentation and distillation process that has been used in the Caribbean for hundreds of years. And it all starts with Fairtrade sugar cane (it’s grown using sustainable farming methods on small farm plots). It’s aged in American Bourbon barrels, so there’s an in-depth profile, and who doesn’t like a bourbon?! Bottoms up. | www.fair-drinks.com