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Huge rum and whisky fanatic, I'm a bit particular with what ones I like, many give me migraines, weirdly and some, just taste so bland. This is one of what will be many posts listing one of the single best thing in life - Rum. 

I'm of the opinion that rum is the best tasting alcoholic beverage out there, and it seems to go well any which way you drink it. Whether you like it with a mixer or straight up on the rocks, it's a great way to chill out and forget life's worries. So grab your glass and fill it with ice or a mixer or both!

Dead Head 6-Year-old Rum

This rum has one of the coolest bottle designs I have seen, it looks like a shrunken head with its eyes sewn up! The taste is caramel-like with notes of allspice and cinnamon. It's very smooth and best drunk with ice and without a mixer. This is available full-size size 70cl bottles for £50 or nice sample bottles of 50ml for £9.99, both of which can be found on Amazon.

Redleg Spiced Rum

I'm not quite sure why it's named red leg, but I'm sure it's to do with the state of your legs after you have had a few too many of these and fallen out of the crow's nest and knackered up your pegs! 

This is a rum perfect for mixing and can be used to create some crafty cocktails. It's sweet but not sickly sweet, and according to the bottle, it is infused with vanilla and ginger which can be tasted when you drink it.  This is an inexpensive rum and a 70cl bottle can be purchased on Amazon for £15.

Kraken Black Spiced Rum

The name is taken from the monstrous, creature that dwells within the depths of the oceans and plagues a great many-a sailors nightmares. The bottle is fashioned with some really cool handles, ensuring that you do not easily drop it when drinking from it! 

This is a sweet, spicy rum that has a pepper aftertaste. It's Dark in colour and gives off a nutty and vanilla aroma. This is especially good mixed with ginger beer and a wedge of lime. Priced at £20 a 70cl bottle, it can be purchased on Amazon. Also, keep an eye out from the limited edition ceramic bottle that is usually released yearly.

Have you tried any of these rums? If so, how do you feel about them? I'd love to hear your thoughts below and if you have any rum recommendations, let me know!


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1 comment

  1. Deadhead looks scarry but interesting. I have tryed only 1 Black Rum named "El Diablo", i don't like the taste if u drink rum clean, but if u make some mix it feels great.


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