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<b>1. 10 Cane</b><br/>
Created by Hennessy master blender Jean Pineau, this bright rum is a riot of tropical flavours and spicy aromas. Think vanilla ice cream with just a hint of spice in the finish. <br/>
<b>Price:</b> £33.00, fortnumandmason.com

<b>1. 10 Cane</b><br/> Created by Hennessy master blender Jean Pineau, this bright rum is a riot of tropical flavours and spicy aromas. Think vanilla ice cream with just a hint of spice in the finish. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £33.00, fortnumandmason.com

&lt;b&gt;2. Diplomatico&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Awarded a gold medal at the New Orleans rum-tasting competition when it was first released in 2007, this 12-year-old molasses-based brew is exceptionally dark and has a rich treacly flavour. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price:&lt;/b&gt; £46.00, harveynichols.com

<b>2. Diplomatico</b><br/> Awarded a gold medal at the New Orleans rum-tasting competition when it was first released in 2007, this 12-year-old molasses-based brew is exceptionally dark and has a rich treacly flavour. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £46.00, harveynichols.com

&lt;b&gt;3. Appleton Estate VX&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
One of the most exalted names in rum-making, the Appleton Estate is known for its extra careful production methods which &#039;don&#039;t stress&#039; the rum and so, apparently, produce a more refined flavour. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price:&lt;/b&gt; £16.99, oddbins.com

<b>3. Appleton Estate VX</b><br/> One of the most exalted names in rum-making, the Appleton Estate is known for its extra careful production methods which 'don't stress' the rum and so, apparently, produce a more refined flavour. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £16.99, oddbins.com

&lt;b&gt;4. Ronzacapa Centenario&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Instead of molasses, this fierce South American tipple is made from sugar cane first press and is aged in a brew house 2,300m above sea level on a Guatemalan mountain. The height of rummy sophistication. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price:&lt;/b&gt; £56.50, houseoffraser.co.uk

<b>4. Ronzacapa Centenario</b><br/> Instead of molasses, this fierce South American tipple is made from sugar cane first press and is aged in a brew house 2,300m above sea level on a Guatemalan mountain. The height of rummy sophistication. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £56.50, houseoffraser.co.uk

&lt;b&gt;5. Angostura Caribbean Rum&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Light, sweet and not too heavy on the palate, this golden-hued rum is a blend of white and dark sugar bases which have been aged for five years in sherry barrels. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price:&lt;/b&gt; £15.99, marksandspencer.com

<b>5. Angostura Caribbean Rum</b><br/> Light, sweet and not too heavy on the palate, this golden-hued rum is a blend of white and dark sugar bases which have been aged for five years in sherry barrels. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £15.99, marksandspencer.com

&lt;b&gt;6. The Kraken&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Get your tentacles around this spirit, which is named after a colossal squid, which according to legend took down a rum ship in the 18th century. The darkest rum with the strongest kick. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price:&lt;/b&gt; £30.99, selfridges.com

<b>6. The Kraken</b><br/> Get your tentacles around this spirit, which is named after a colossal squid, which according to legend took down a rum ship in the 18th century. The darkest rum with the strongest kick. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £30.99, selfridges.com

&lt;b&gt;7. Pusser&#039;s 15 Yo Rum&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
The original Royal Navy rum, Pusser&#039;s was doled out to sailors from the 17th century until 1970. Mix it with lemonade and ice for a pleasing long drink, or drink it straight-up like an admiral. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price:&lt;/b&gt; £46.50, harrods.com

<b>7. Pusser's 15 Yo Rum</b><br/> The original Royal Navy rum, Pusser's was doled out to sailors from the 17th century until 1970. Mix it with lemonade and ice for a pleasing long drink, or drink it straight-up like an admiral. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £46.50, harrods.com

&lt;b&gt;8. Chairman&#039;s Reserve Rum&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Hailing from tropical St Lucia, Chairman&#039;s Reserve is a spicy, vanilla-infused riot of sunshine and light. Aged for five years in Kentucky bourbon barrels (the best, according to the makers), it is surprisingly sophisticated for a rum costing less than £20. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price:&lt;/b&gt; £18.37, waitrosewine.com

<b>8. Chairman's Reserve Rum</b><br/> Hailing from tropical St Lucia, Chairman's Reserve is a spicy, vanilla-infused riot of sunshine and light. Aged for five years in Kentucky bourbon barrels (the best, according to the makers), it is surprisingly sophisticated for a rum costing less than £20. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £18.37, waitrosewine.com

&lt;b&gt;9. Atlantico &lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Beautifully packaged, moreish, and with a subtle sweetness, which makes it great as an aperitif, this Dominican rum is a great all-rounder. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price:&lt;/b&gt; £49.99, selfridges.com

<b>9. Atlantico </b><br/> Beautifully packaged, moreish, and with a subtle sweetness, which makes it great as an aperitif, this Dominican rum is a great all-rounder. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £49.99, selfridges.com

&lt;b&gt;10. Mount Gay 1703&lt;/b&gt;&lt;br/&gt;
Mount Gay&#039;s 1703 uses only sugar from its famed reserve in Barbados and is aged for 30 years to ensure you get all the flavour you&#039;d expect from a spirit costing more than £100. Pricey, but tasty. &lt;br/&gt;
&lt;b&gt;Price:&lt;/b&gt; £102.07, drinksdirect.co.uk

<b>10. Mount Gay 1703</b><br/> Mount Gay's 1703 uses only sugar from its famed reserve in Barbados and is aged for 30 years to ensure you get all the flavour you'd expect from a spirit costing more than £100. Pricey, but tasty. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £102.07, drinksdirect.co.uk

<b>1. 10 Cane</b><br/> Created by Hennessy master blender Jean Pineau, this bright rum is a riot of tropical flavours and spicy aromas. Think vanilla ice cream with just a hint of spice in the finish. <br/> <b>Price:</b> £33.00, fortnumandmason.com

You don’t have to be a sailor to enjoy this spicy spirit – the tropical flavours range from light and sweet to dark, rich and treacly with a hint of the exotic.

 

Belfast Telegraph