Rum Descriptions

Myer's Platinum White Rum

White rum imported from the island of Jamaica. Smooth, light, and very mixable. Mix with cola, fruit juice or in your favorite tropical blended drink.


Malibu Orange Float

Orange and cream-flavored coconut rum. The base Malibu coconut rum was created at the West Indies Rum Distillery at Brighton, Black Rock in Barbados. Malibu Orange Float is reminiscent of a Creamsicle ice cream pop and is part of Malibu's confectionary line of products. Mix 1 part Malibu Orange Float with 2 parts orange soda in a tall glass over ice for a 'Malibu Orange Blast.' Or, mix with cream soda and top with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for a 'Malibu Orange Float.'


Mount Gay Black Barrel (new!)

Small batch aged rum from Barbados. Double pot stilled and double aged, first in toasted oak barrels, then in deeply charred-oak (or black) bourbon barrels. The result is a bold tasting rum with notes of pepper, spice and wood. On the nose, Black Barrel is a blend of fruit, oaky vanilla, and sweet caramel. Full bodied and spicy. The Mount Gay Distillery was established in 1703. Pour 1 � oz Mount Gay Black Barrel over ice in a tall glass, fill with ginger beer and garnish with a lime wedge for a 'Black and Stormy.' Or, use instead of whiskey in a classic Manhattan cocktail.


Gosling Black Seal Dark Rum

Rich, full-bodied dark rum from Bermuda. Deep amber/brown color. Aromas of plum, quinine, juniper, cedar, sugarcane, and resin. Intense spicy flavors. Sweet aftertaste of sugarcane. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it *** (recommended) rating. 'Wine Enthusiast' gives it 96 points.


Goslings Gold Rum

Gold rum imported from Bermuda. The first amber (lighter) rum from the makers of Goslings Black Seal Dark Rum. Rich, golden amber color. Aromas of vanilla, apricot, mango and lightly smoked oak. Robust flavor with hints of citrus and tropical fruits and nutty undertones. Mix with tonic, cola, ginger ale or fruit juice.


Flor De Cana 5 Yr. (new!)

Amber rum imported from Nicaragua. Flor de Cana utilizes 100% natural ingredients and is the only genuine aged rum in the world never blending different ages together. Aged in original barrelhouses, built without air conditioning, electrical ventilation or humidifiers, this signature Slow-Aged Process ensures that no excessive flavors or aromas are added to the product. Full-bodied and smooth flavor. Serve on the rocks, in traditional cocktails and mixes superbly with soda and cola.


Mt. Gay Eclipse Rum

Imported amber rum from Barbados. Made with the best molasses and the purest coral water (the water is filtered by the island's coral structure) and aged in oak. Aromas of nuts, oak, biscuits, and vanilla. The flavors reflect the nose without the oak. Long-lasting, slightly sweet aftertaste. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.


Malibu Passion Fruit Rum

Passion Fruit flavored rum created at the West Indies Rum Distillery at Brighton, Black Rock in Barbados. Malibu Caribbean Rum is aged in oak barrels for 1-2 years then blended with natural passion fruit flavors and sugar to create Malibu Passion Fruit. Great in any tropical drink that calls for passion fruit syrup like a Hurricane Cocktail.


Malibu Black 70 Proof

Coconut-flavored rum imported from the Caribbean. Higher proof (70) and less sweet than regular Malibu. Aromas and flavors of bold rum with a hint of coconut and vanilla. Mix with cola for a 'Black & Cola.'


Malibu Mango Rum

Mango flavored rum created at the West Indies Rum Distillery at Brighton, Black Rock in Barbados. Malibu Caribbean Rum is aged in oak barrels for 1-2 years then blended with mango and sugar to create Malibu Mango. Double Gold winner at the San Francisco World Spirits Competition.


Malibu Pineapple Rum

Pineapple flavored rum created at the West Indies Rum Distillery at Brighton, Black Rock in Barbados. Malibu Caribbean Rum is aged in oak barrels for 1-2 years then blended with pineapple and sugar to create Malibu Pineapple.


Malibu Rum

Coconut flavored light rum . Clear. Sweet coconut aroma. Intense coconut flavor with no hint of alcohol. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating. Good mixed with fruit juices, cola, and other sodas.


Mount Gay Silver Rum

Light-bodied white rum imported from Barbados. Made with sugar cane and coral-filtered spring water. Filtered three times for smoothness. Aromas of cane syrup and banana. Subtle flavors of peppermint, citrus, and banana with a faint hint of licorice. Mix with fresh lime juice and mint along with 1 oz. of simple syrup (sugar & water) and top with soda water for a 'Silver Mojito.'


Rhum Barbancourt Reserve Special

Eight year old dark rum imported from Haiti. Pot-stilled from fresh sugar cane juice, then barrel aged in white oak casks. Nice clarity. Sweet aromas of vanilla and oak. Flavors of honey, nougat,chocolate and walnuts. Candied finish. 'Wine Enthusiast' gives it 92 points and says it is 'Lovely, succulent, refined and aromatic.' 'Spirit Journal' gives it a ***** rating (its highest) and says it 'finishes long, luxuriously sweet, and lip-smacking good.'


Screech Rum

Jamaican dark rum that has become the traditional drink of Newfoundlanders. The tradition began years ago when salt fish from Newfoundland was shipped to the West Indies in exchange for rum. Now, visitors can sign up for an official 'Screech-In ceremony' where the participants drink a small glass of Screech then kiss an old, salty cod, then repeat the Newfoundland prayer. Those who complete the ceremony receive a printed certificate of completion.


Admiral Nelson Spiced Rum

Gold rum blended with spices. Pale bronze-copper hue. Fiery but subdued spice aromas. Lighter-styled palate. Clean, mildly flavored finish. The Beverage Testing Institute gives it 84 points (recommended).


Bacardi Dark Rum

Blended gold rum from Puerto Rico. It starts as a blend of the same light spirits as Bacardi Light-Dry but is aged in oak for up to two years rather than one. It is charcoal filtered before aging but not filtered after, like the Light-Dry. The aging in oak produces a smooth, amber rum with a fuller body and woody flavors. Good mixed with cola, tonic, soda or in hot drinks such as apple cider.


Bacardi Dragon Fruit

Dragon fruit and strawberry flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. All natural flavors blended with Puerto Rican light rum. Dragon fruit is a dark red fruit, covered in scales (it looks like a dragon), that is considered a 'superfruit' because of the vitamins, minerals, and antioxidents it contains. Mix with your favorite fruit juice or soda (particularly good with ginger ale or lemonade), or use instead of plain rum in a traditional 'Daiquiri.'


Bacardi Coconut Rum

Coconut flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. The Spirit Journal gives it *** (a Recommended rating) and says it is, 'Perfectly transparent and clean...a lovely, elegant bouquet; the palate entry is moderately sweet and pleasingly coconut-like...a terrific addition to any pina colada recipe.' Mix with your favorite fruit juice or soda.


Bacardi Mango Fusion

Mango and orange-flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. A fusion of mango and orange juices blended with Puerto Rican light rum. Mix Bacardi Mango Fusion with fresh orange juice for an easy tropical drink.


Bacardi Light-Dry Rum

Imported blended light rum from Puerto Rico. Clear in color. Aged in oak for at least one year. Charcoal filtered before and after aging for smoothness. Semi-dry, slightly candied nose. Minerally, peppery finish. Best mixed with cola, diet cola, Lemonade or in Daiquiris.


Bacardi Limon Rum

A blend of Puerto Rican rum and natural citrus flavors. Intense aromas of citrus. Flavors of lemon, lime, and sugarcane. Long-lasting, sweet, lemon finish. Good served on the rocks, with fruit juice or tonic.


Bacardi Pineapple Fusion Rum

Pineapple and coconut-flavored Puerto Rican rum. Refreshing light pineapple flavor with a recognizable hint of coconut blended with Bacardi Light Rum. Mix with pineapple juice (for a quick and easy pi�a colada), cranberry juice, or soda water.


Bacardi 151 Rum

Premium gold rum imported from Puerto Rico. Substantially higher proof than most other rums. Usually used to make exotic drinks such as Mai-Tais and Zombies.


Bacardi Torched Cherry

Flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. Bacardi Torched Cherry is an infusion of 'Torched Plant Aloe' and Barbados Cherries. Torched Plant Aloe, also known as the 'Lace Aloe,' is a specific species of aloe indigenous to South America (and not some sort of burned plant as its name might imply). Mix 1 part Bacardi Torched Cherry with 3 parts of cola in a tall glass over ice for a an adult version of a 'Cherry Coke.' Or, mix 1 part Torched Cherry with 3 parts of lemonade for a refreshing summer drink.


Bacardi OakHeart

Spiced rum imported from Puerto Rico. A blend of Bacardi Superior and Bacardi Gold rums with select spices aged in charred oak barrels. Filtered in a proprietary manner that retains a hint of smokiness. The nose is of oak, smoke, and dried fruits. Flavors of maple, honey, vanilla and butterscotch with a light, sweet, peppery finish. Mix 1 part Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum with 3 parts Coke, pour over ice in a beer stein for an 'Oak & Coke.'


Bacardi Black Razz

Black raspberry, infused with Black Sapote fruit, rum imported from Puerto Rico. All natural flavors blended with Puerto Rican light rum. Black Sapote is a species of persimmon native to Central America also referred to as 'chocolate pudding fruit' due to its mild chocolate flavor and pudding-like consistency when ripe. Rich raspberry aromas and flavors. Mix with lemon-lime soda, cranberry juice or cola.


Captain Morgan 100 Proof Spiced Rum

A blend of Puerto Rican rum, spices, and other natural flavors including vanilla, apricot, fig and tincture of cassia. Captain Morgan 100 proof is higher in alcohol content and does have a less-spicy taste than regular Captain Morgan Spiced Rum Mix with cola.


Captain Mrg. Silver Spiced Rum

A blend of Puerto Rican rums, spices and other natural flavorings such as vanilla, apricot, fig and cassia. The Silver Spiced has a lighter spice taste than regular Captain Morgan's. Good mixed with fruit juices, cola and other mixers.


Captain Moran White Coconut Rum

Coconut-flavored rum imported from St. Croix. A blend of Captain Morgan's five-times distilled white rum (not the spiced rum) with all natural coconut flavors. Mix 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Coconut Rum with 1.5 oz. orange juice and .5 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice and 1 oz. cranberry juice, pour over ice in a tall glass for a 'Coconut Rum Punch.'


Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum

Caribbean rum distilled from black strap molasses and select spices. Higher proof (94.6) than regular Captain Morgan Spiced. Aged in double charred oak barrels for a bolder taste. Legend has it that Captain Morgan's spirit still roams the waters of the Caribbean, after his coffin was swept out to sea during an earthquake that shook Jamaica in the late 1600's. Serve over ice, with a splash of ginger ale, or with cola.


Captain Morgan White Grapefruit (new!)

White grapefruit-flavored rum imported from St. Croix. A blend of Captain Morgan's five-times distilled white rum (not the spiced rum) with all natural grapefruit flavors. Mix 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan Grapefruit Rum with the juice of � lime in a tall glass filled with ice and fill with grapefruit soda for a 'Palomaloha' cocktail.


Captain Morgan Private Stock Rum

A premium spiced rum made from fine Puerto-Rican rum blended with spice and other natural flavors. Medium amber/orange color. More mature and less spicy aromas than the Original Spiced Rum. Flavors of spice and vanilla that complement the sweet rum. The aftertaste is of butterscotch and sherry. Serve on the rocks with a twist of lemon or lime or with mixers. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a **** (highly recommended) rating.


Captain Morgan White

White rum (not spiced) imported from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Five times distilled for a crisp, flavorful rum. Crystal clear color with a clean, smooth, slightly sweet and creamy taste. Round mellow flavors of lush fresh fruit with hints of green apple. Slightly buttery and salty. This is a very versatile rum and can be used in your favorite rum cocktail but is particularly tasty served with lemon lime soda, pineapple juice, cranberry juice, club soda or tonic.


Captain Morgan Spiced Rum

A blend of Puerto Rican rum, spices, and other natural flavors including vanilla, apricot, fig and tincture of cassia. Honey color. Spicy, honeyed nose that includes aromas of nutmeg, coriander, and cinnamon. Creamy texture. Flavors of molasses, honey, and spices. Long, tropical-fruit finish with just a slight bite. 'Kindred Spirits' gives it a *** (recommended) rating.


Bacardi Tangerine (new!)

White rum infused with rich tangerine flavors to create a tangy and fresh taste, inspired by Bacardi's Caribbean heritage. Mix 1 part Bacardi Tangerine with 3 parts orange juice in a tall glass over ice for 'The Tango'; or, blend � oz. Bacardi Tangerine with � oz. fresh lemon juice and a teaspoon of sugar in a shot or cordial glass for a 'Tangerine Drop.'


Captain Morgan White Pineapple Rum

Pineapple-flavored rum imported from St. Croix. A blend of Captain Morgan's five-times distilled white rum (not the spiced rum) with all natural pineapple flavors. Mix 1.5 oz. Captain Morgan White Pineapple Rum with .75 oz. lime juice, .5 oz. simple syrup (sugar and water), pour over ice in a tall glass and top with ginger beer for a 'Pineapple Express.'


Captain Morgan Canon Blast (new!)

A blend of Puerto Rican rums, spices and other natural flavorings. Captain Morgan Blast is an intensely delicious blend of Captain Morgan's famed rum and a unique bold spice blend of Caribbean citrus with chipotle and Jalapeno pepper. A blast of sweet and a spark of heat. Mix with cola.


Appleton Estate VX Rum

Imported rum from Jamaica. A blend of several types of rum, all aged between five and ten years. Deep golden amber color. Aromas of dried fruits, vanilla, brown sugar, molasses and light spice. Full-bodied, medium-sweet with notes of chestnuts, pecans, bananas, butterscotch and brown sugar. Soft, creamy and mellow finish. The Spirit Journal gives it **** ( highly recommended).


Castillo Silver Label Rum

Puerto Rican light or white rum. Aged at least one year in oak barrels for smoothness. Light-bodied and dry. Owned by Bacardi.


Captain Morgan Tatoo

Imported, aged Puerto Rican Black Rum blended with a combination of premium and hot spices for a mysterious sweet-to-heat finish. Best served straight or mix with 1/2 oz Blue Curacao for a Black and Blue, or with 1/2 oz Vanilla Vodka for a Black Ink.


Don Q Cristal

Imported rum from the Serralles Distillery in Puerto Rico. The Serralles Distillery (which dates back to 1865) prides itself as one of the cleanest and greenest in the spirits industry. DonQ Cristal is a blend of light rums aged from 1 to 3 years in American white oak barrels. Smooth and clean with flavors of molasses. Winner of multiple awards and medals, including 'Best Rum in a Mojito' at the 2010 Ultimate Cocktail Challenge - mix 2 parts DonQ with 1 part simple syrup and 1 part lime juice and 7 fresh mint leaves. Muddle the mint, add the other ingredients along with ice and shake. Top with a splash of club soda and garnish with a sprig of mint and a slice of lime.


Bacardi Grapefruit Rum (new!)

Grapefruit-flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. Bacardi white rum infused with pink grapefruit flavors to create a sour and semi-sweet fresh taste. Mix 1 part Bacardi Grapefruit with 3 parts lemonade or with 3 parts of Sprite soda for refreshing cocktails.


Bacardi Raspberry Rum (new!)

Raspberry-flavored rum imported from Puerto Rico. Bacardi white rum infused with citrus and raspberry flavors to create a mouth-watering taste mixture of sweet and tart. Mix 1 part Bacardi Raspberry with 3 parts lemonade or 3 parts of Sprite for several refreshing cocktails.


Havana Club Blanco (new!)

Based on the original Cuban recipe from the Arechebala family, this rum is aged 1 year in oak barrels, blended and aged again for a minimum of 2 months, resulting in fruity aromas and hints of vanilla and oak on the pallet.


Havana Club Clasico (new!)

Aged 1-3 years in oak barrels, blended and aged again in oak barrels for a minimum of 3 months. This rum has both fruity and floral notes with hints of almond, nutmeg, vanilla and oak.


Ron Llave Blanco Supreme Rum

Imported light (clear) rum from Puerto Rico bottled in the U.S. Nose of sugarcane. Slightly warm on the tongue. A typical white rum that is good for mixing.


Ronrico Gold Label Rum

Premium gold rum from Puerto Rico. The # 4 selling rum in the U.S. Created by the Serralles family who have made rum since 1860. A dry rum in the authentic Puerto Rican style. Puerto Rico is the only location where rum is aged by law for quality and consistency. Smooth and not-too-sweet. Can be mixed in all classic rum drinks or served straight.


Ronrico Silver Label Rum

Premium white rum from Puerto Rico. Created by the Serralles family who have been making rum since 1860. A dry rum in the authentic Puerto Rican style. Can be used as a mixer in all classic rum drinks or served straight.


Blackheart Premium Spiced Rum

High proof (93) spiced rum imported from the Virgin Islands. Blackheart Rum is named for a legendary sultry seductress of the high seas, a bold and bawdy, cunning and cutthroat, piratess that allegedly left a trail of broken hearts wherever she traveled. Mix Blackheart with your favorite fruit juice or soda.


Calico Jack Spiced (new!)

Spiced rum made from premium rum produced in the Virgin Islands. Calico Jack was the name given to pirate Jack Rackham known for creating the Jolly Roger flag (skull and crossbones intended to scare their victims into surrendering). Mix with cola or ginger beer. Or, mix 1 � parts Calico Jack Spiced Rum with 1 part simple syrup, � part fresh-squeezed lemon juice and 1 part apple cider, topped with fresh-grated cinnamon on top for an 'Apple Spice.'


Calico Jack Silver (new!)

Premium white rum made in the Virgin Islands. Calico Jack Rum is named after pirate Jack Rackham, who is known for creating the Jolly Roger, the well-known skull & cross swords flag often seen in pirate-themed movies. Mix 1 � parts Calico Jack Silver Rum with 1 part simple syrup, � parts fresh-squeezed lemon juice and 1 part apple cider, top with fresh-grated cinnamon on top for a 'Silver Star' cocktail.


Calypso Spiced Rum (new!)

Spiced rum. Aromas and flavors of vanilla taffy, toasted praline and banana leaf with off-dry light body and a corky, papery, peppery spice finish. Mix with cola.


Coconut Jack Rum

Imported Virgin Islands rum blended with natural coconut flavors. Mix with pineapple juice for a quick and easy 'Pina Colada,' with your favorite soda or fruit juice.


Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade Rum

Blueberry lemonade-flavored rum imported from St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Aromas of blueberry jam, grape and soft lemon. Well-rounded fruity flavors of blueberry jam and soft tart lemon, with a tangy bite. Muddle 8-12 spearmint leaves, juice of 1 lime and � part simple syrup in a glass, add crushed ice and 1 part Cruzan Blueberry Lemonade and 1 part Cruzan Aged Light Rum, mix and top with soda. Garnish with a mint sprig and a few fresh blueberries for a 'Blueberry Mojito.'


Cruzan Black Strap Rum

Distilled at the Cruzan Rum Distillery on the Diamond Estate in St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands from the thickest and darkest type of cane molasses - or black strap. Intense aromas of molasses and black coffee. Rich in taste and aroma and darker in appearance than traditional rums. The Spirit Journal gives it *** (Recommended) and names it a 'Best Buy' .


Cruzan Raspberry Rum

Imported raspberry-flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of aged Cruzan Estate Light Rum and natural raspberry flavors. Mix with lemonade, club soda (for a raspberry fizz) or your favorite fruit juice.


Cruzan Coconut Rum

Imported coconut flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of Cruzan premium rum and natural fruit flavors. Clear. Medium-bodied. Flavors of coconut, banana and minerals. 'Wine Enthusiast' gives it a Best Buy rating. Good mixed with fruit juice, soda or Cruzan Pineapple Rum for a Pina Colada flavored drink.


Cruzan Aged Rum Dark

Dark rum imported from the Island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Triple distilled to insure a clean rum with the maximum removal of impurities. A blend of rums aged at least 2 years and as much as 4 years in charred oak bourbon barrels. Light to medium bodied with a slightly darker color than many other dark rums (this is due to the longer aging). Dry, clean taste with vanilla overtones.


Cruzan Estate Diamond Dark Rum (new!)

Aged dark rum imported from the Island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Named after their original sugar mill estate. A blend of rums aged at least 5 years and as much as 12 years in old oak barrels. Rich notes of oak and vanilla. Silver medal winner at the 2014 San Francisco World Spirits Competition. This is a sipping rum.


Cruzan Mango Rum

Mango flavored rum, hand crafted and aged in St. Croix, U. S. Virgin Islands. A blend of premium Cruzan rum and natural fruit flavors. Mix with fruit juices or as a dessert topping over cakes or ice cream.


Cruzan Pineapple Rum

Imported pineapple flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of premium Cruzan rum and natural fruit flavors. Good mixed with fruit juice, soda or Cruzan Coconut Rum for a Pina Colada flavored drink.


Cruzan Aged Rum Light

Light rum imported from the Island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Triple distilled to insure a clean rum with the maximum removal of impurities. A blend of rums aged at least 2 years and as much as 4 years in charred oak bourbon barrels. Light bodied with Chardonnay-like hues in color due to the aging in oak casks. Dry, clean taste with vanilla overtones.


Cruzan Vanilla Flvrd. Rum

Imported vanilla flavored rum from the island of St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. A blend of premium Cruzan rum and natural fruit flavors. Good mixed with fruit juice or soda.


Montego Bay Light Rum

White Virgin Islands rum bottled by the Jenkins Spirits Corp. of Manchester, New Hampshire.


Mr. Boston Light Rum

Virgin Islands light (or white) rum bottled in the U.S. Mix with fruit juices or your favorite soda.


Sailor Jerry Spiced Navy Rum

Virgin Islands rum blended with vanilla, lime and other spices. It's higher in proof (92 proof) and spiced with a hint of cherry. Named after the famous tattoo artist Sailor Jerry Collins. Mix with Blue Curacao and pineapple juice for a 'Sailor's Lagoon' or with vanilla-flavored cola and a generous splash of grenadine for a 'Black Pearl.'


Dunc's Mill Vermont Rum (new!)

White rum produced by the oldest, continuously operating distillery in Vermont. Made with 100% organic and fair-trade cane juice (not molasses like some rums). Distilled twice. Sip or use in your favorite rum cocktail.


Jenkins Silver Rum

Virgin Islands white rum bottled by the Jenkins Spirits Corp. of Manchester, New Hampshire.


Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Black spiced rum imported from the Caribbean. Named for a legendary sea beast, the rum is distilled in Trinidad and Tobago with a secret blend of 13 spices. Inspired by the Kraken's legendary strength, it weighs in at 94 proof and has a dark black color reminiscent of a giant squid's ink. Aromas of vanilla with a hint of spice.The Kraken is strong, rich, black and smooth. Mix one part Kraken with 3 parts cola for a 'Kraken and Cola'.


Mad River Maple Rum

Maple-finished rum produced in the Mad River Valley of Vermont. Made with Mad River's First Run Rum as a base - premium rum, made with cane sugar, aged in fresh charred American oak barrels (just like their bourbon and rye). A sipping rum with an initial 'hit' of bourbon-like richness transitioning to a smooth and distinctly rum-caramel finish. The rum is then infused with just a hint of Vermont maple. Not at all sweet, but deep and layered - a rum to sip in a brandy snifter. 'I'll pre-order a case' were the first words from the mouth of one of Vermont's premier vintners. A sipping rum, though a mug of hot coffee or Vermont apple cider might be a nice accompaniment.


Mad River Vanilla Rum

Rum handcrafted and bottled in Warren, Vermont by Mad River Distillers. Made with organic sugar (not processed molasses like many rums) and pure, clear water from the wells found on their property. Mad River Vanilla Rum is made with Mad River Silver Rum, diluted to cask strength, then infused with Tahitian vanilla beans (they have a fruitier flavor than other vanilla beans and do not leave any color in the rum) - nothing artificial. Then, they let the vanilla and the rum mingle for six weeks to produce a rich rum with delicious vanilla aromas and flavors A prefect rum for mixing cocktails (rum and coke) or punch (a Goombay Smash takes a new dimension).


First Run Rum

Rum handcrafted and bottled in Warren, Vermont by Mad River Distillers. Made with organic sugar (not processed molasses like many rums) and pure, clear water from the wells on their property. Aged in charred, American oak barrels. Whiskey/bourbon notes with overtones of vanilla. Mix 2 oz. Mad River Rum with � oz. ginger liqueur and 1 oz fresh lemon juice with a splash of club soda in a cocktail glass filled with ice for a 'Roarin' 20s.'


Mosquito Fleet Rum

Dark rum from the Appalachian Gap Distillery in Middlebury, Vermont. Named after the longboats (built in Vergennes, Vermont) used in the War of 1812 that helped win the Battle of Lake Champlain called the 'Mosquito Fleet.' Made from a blend of Jamaican rums aged on an average of 15 years. Notes of caramel, banana and spice. Mix with ginger beer for a 'Dark and Stormy,' with tonic, or in a classic 'Mojito.'


S. S. Pierce Dark Rum

Dark rum from the Virgin Islands. May be used as a mixer for any rum based drink. The S.S. Pierce company has been in business since 1831.


Smugglers' Notch Rum

Single barrel rum from Smugglers' Notch Distillery in Jeffersonville, Vermont. Made from molasses and Vermont spring water and aged 3+ years in charred white oak barrels, then transferred to 4 year old select bourbon whiskey barrels for another 6 months. Each barrel is slightly different and will have its own unique character (like single-barrel whiskey). Smooth and sophisticated. This is a sipping rum.


Covered Bridge Rum (new!)

Pale clear color with a bright aroma of tropical fruit, subtle sweetness, medium body with a smooth yet poignant finish.


                                           

Descriptions are not available for all items yet. Check back later for more.


Some of the above descriptions are based on information in the following sources:

  • Kindred Spirits by F. Paul Pacult. Hyperion, New York, New York, 1997.
  • Michael Jackson's Complete Guide to Single Malt Scotch by Michael Jackson. Dorling Kindersky Limited, London and Running Press Book Publishers, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 1989-91.
Tags: 
Rum

Contact Information

Vermont Department of Liquor Control
13 Green Mountain Drive
Montpelier VT 05620-4501
Phone: 802-828-2345
Toll Free in Vermont: 800-642-3134
Fax: 802-828-2803

Complete Contact List