With supermarket rum choice being pretty standard where do you get your 'special' bottle from? Amazon also has a relatively limited choice. Your feedback would be much appreciated.
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When living in the UK The whiskey exchange has quite some potential.
Unfortunately their international shipping fees are quite high for 1 or 2 bottles.
From what I've seen the Whiskey Exchange within Vinopolis near London Bridge (not sure if they have multiple locations?) has the widest selection in London. http://buff.ly/1PbQWlZ
Master of malt is also a very good for good site for quality rums. .
Depends on which rum....
I know and have bought and sold to the owners of Whisky Exchange for about 20 years. I like them, so I buy from them. However, the amount I drink it can get rather expensive!!!! So I tend to go through spurts of buying good stuff and buying everyday stuff.
For my everyday rums, I seem to have settled on 4 which I get from the supermarket. The last two are M&S own labels.
I recently also got a Flor de Cana 5 from Sainsbury's who have just started listing it, as I thought it might be nice to extend the "house" rum selection. I guess it is OK, but as it is more expensive than the Chairman's Reserve and not as good, so I won't be buying it again.
When it comes to price (and admittedly variety too) Master of Malt and The DrinkShop are both a really good starting point. The Whiskey Exchange is a bit pricey but definitely worth the visit if vintage bottles is your cup of tea. However, going a bit deeper into the Internet and international commerce abyss.., I found some interesting prices on ebay.de (German ebay). Considering the euro-gbp exchange rate and the prices found it's definitely worth the hassle of translating every single page...
I've used masters of malt recently and found them very good. They do drinks by the dram too, so you can try before you buy that expensive bottle..
Masters of malt has an rum holiday calendar available now. Beats the chocolate ones for kids.
However at over 200 Euro I think its too expensive.
I've noticed, and been tempted. It is a little steep for a random 75cl of rum though.
Where is master of malt?
Master of malt are online. They're based in the uk but I believe they ship worldwide. I use them a lot now.
My gf ordered me a bottle of St Nicolas Abbey 10 year old through Masters of Malt today. :)
Have you tried berry bros and rudd? Don't live in London. I have one rum from them I haven't tried yet but thought I would suggest.
I work in the UK booze trade and can recommend both Berry Bros own label. Doug is pretty fastidious when it comes to quality and he has a great palate so not much will slip past him. The other brand worth a look is Britsol Spirits with the only draw back for me being that they bottle at 46%. I prefer my rum neat and prefer it at 40-42%.
I know pretty much where they get their casks from, so maybe we should have a Rum Ratings bottling!!! :)
I can also recommend Bristol Spirits. I have a bottle of worthy park 8yo at the moment.proper old fashioned unsweetened Jamaican rum at 43%.
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