Okay! A short but sweet post coming up, this one is packed with exotic goodness as we explore the rums of South and Central America.
For August we thought we'd steer away from whisk(e)y for our staff picks so here is something a bit different – a lovely selection of rums (or maybe rons or perhaps even rhums?). Anyway these are four absolute crackers.
Staff Picks - our choices for this month
Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Year Old
A delicious Guatemalan rum created using the solera system. Aged in Bourbon and Sherry casks – wonderful rum!
£45.89 at www.masterofmalt.com
Flor de Caña 5 Year Old Black
A versatile rum from Nicaragua with luscious notes of toffee and vanilla. Excellent as a sipping rum or in cocktails.
£24.73 at www.masterofmalt.com
Pyrat XO Rum
A sweet and tasty Guyanese rum with strong hints of orange. Aged 15 years in French Limousin casks and American oak barrels.
£38.27 at www.masterofmalt.com
Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo de Solera
This Venezuelan ron is another blend, a vatting created using the 'solera' system. Santa Teresa 1796 is blended from rums aged between 8 and 12 years.
£39.67 at www.masterofmalt.com