Rich in molasses and spices, dark rum holds sweet, mellow and deep flavours of dark treacle and spiced fruits.
VIP Bottles has a wide range of dark rums, including dark expressions from well-known brands including Bacardi & Captain Morgan and premium dark rums including Diplomatico & Goslings Black Seal.
Dark rum is not necessarily aged for years, but instead gets its colour from the thick treacly molasses and caramel used during the distillation process. Dark rum is usually aged in charred oak barrels to gain further colour and another level of woodsmoke flavour.
Developed in Guyana using demerara sugar and molasses, dark rum is a popular category of rum which came to the UK via Royal Navy ships, where sailors enjoyed dark rum found in the Caribbean.