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Get a taste of sunshine from the Caribbean, Nicaragua, Guyana and beyond with our rum and tequila selection. Tantalise your customers, who are getting ever more adventurous, with the dark, the spiced and downright tasty rums and tequilas we've highlighted.


Sip it, shot it or mix it, these really are versatile spirits!

 

Westerhall Estate are totally dedicated to producing the highest quality rum to suit all occasions. Each rum requires a unique approach, and the results are four products to suit different tastes and different uses.

Smooth and mellow. The No. 3 is aged for 3 years in oak casks, and the result is a round-tasting rum packed full of flavours from the 'Spice Isle'.

The No. 5 is silky smooth and effortless to drink. After spending 5 years in oak casks, this rum begs to be enjoyed with ice on a balmy evening.

No. 7. is aged for 7 long years, and it shows. The aroma, texture and flavour are robust and interesting - hints of spices are complemented by strong molasses and a touch of caramel.

Once No. 10 is released from captivity this rum has a gentle temperament - smooth on the palate and rich in flavours; best enjoyed on the rocks or with club soda.


Rum is far from reaching a saturated level. Whether it be a white or golden, customers are looking beyond the cost when it comes to picking a brand; they want quality, provenance, brand value and heritage. While many of us know rum as a key ingredient in tropical drinks or as the foodstuff of pirates, there is much more to this complex spirit.

Havana Club have a fantastic range of rums across the whole spectrum.

A fresh and characterful 3 year old, a 7 year old that's known as the original dark Cuban sipping rum with layers of Cuban flavours, a representation the ultimate expression of an extraordinary collaboration between the members of the Guild of Masters of Cuban Rum, led by the talented Don José Navarro in the Seleccion de Maestros or if you're after something special, Especial is a premium golden rum with a smooth finish, made and double aged in Cuba.

   
 

 

Rum's darker side is perhaps the most direct expression of its most used raw material: molasses. In particular, the rich and mellow Demerara style developed in Guyana has historically been the black, sweet base for most of the Navy rums.

East London Liquor's Navy Strength Demerara Rum is made with Guyanese Demerara sugar and then distilled in the world's last surviving wooden column still. This is aged in ex-bourbon casks for three years, resulting in notes of spicy vanilla.

Dark spirit drinkers, such as bourbon or whiskey, are more open to straight or aged rums, because of similar flavour profiles; we see them enjoying aged rums neat or over ice. Recent new additions include two rums by Matusalem, their Gran Reserva 15 year old - first produced in Santiago de Cuba over 130 years ago, and their Anejo, a blend of the finest aged rums.

Doorly's rums are still famous throughout the world and is Barbados' number one selling rum for export. Their XO Rum is a six year old blend of rums finished in Oloroso sherry casks, which adds a lovely character.

Hop up to Louisiana and the Bayou Select rum is created from sugar cane born from the rich soils of the mighty Mississippi river delta. Or travel to Panama, where the Ron Abuelo 5 year old is rum made from sugar grown by themselves.


    

While most rum has a spicy side, Spiced Rum takes it to the next level. Over the years, many styles have developed, from lightly spiced rums that add a touch of zing to rich, thick and treacly spirits - something for everyone.

We recently added Spytail Black Ginger, Bayou Spiced and Cloven Hoof to our fantastic list of spiced rums that already include renowned Sailor Jerry, Red Leg and Black Magic. A sumptuous spicy tasting collection from across the Caribbean.

For something a bit lighter dip in to the Mezan range which bottles delicious rums from around the Caribbean, or for a lighter coconut flavour try Mahiki  or Koko Kanu - all nuts for the white stuff! A tipple in your coffee? Try Rumchata.

Not forgetting the firm favourite Bacardi, the powerhouse of rum that has an impressive array of spirits - from the buttery caramel notes of Carta Ora, the dark and dangerous Carta Negra, the rich and refined 8 year old. There's a tropical red in Carta Fuego, the mellow spiced Oakheart and not forgetting the original - the Carta Blanca.


Tequila is a regionally specific distilled beverage made from the blue agave plant, primarily in the area surrounding the city of Tequila, 65 km north-west of Guadalajara, and in the  highlands (Los Altos) of the central western Mexican state of Jalisco.

Aside from differences in region of origin, tequila is a type of mezcal. The distinction in the method of production is that tequila must use only blue agave plants rather than any type of agave. 

Take a walk on the wild side with Dangerous Don Mezcal Cafe - a total sensory overload with its smoky chocolate nose and rich palate with an intense coffee finish!

For a smoother tequila try one of our reposado Tequilas, subtle and more complex than the blanco. The Tequila is aged in wood barrels or storage tanks between 2 months and 11 months so the spirit takes on a golden hue and the taste becomes a good balance between the agave and wood flavours. Try Olmeca, Lunazul or El Espolon.

For that full-on tequila kick grab a shot of blanco. Whether it's George Clooney's Casamigos with hints of vanilla, citrus and sweet agave, or a handcrafted and traditional Olmeca Altos Plata, or Arette Blanco which has bags of character, to Lunazul or El Espolon's - they will all ensure the night will go with a bang.

 Try all our tantalising Tequilas and Mezcals here!

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