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The three best dark and spicy rums to pour this weekend 

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围app You don’t have to wait for the summer to appreciate rum, says our expert

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The three best dark and spicy rums to pour this weekend 
The three best dark and spicy rums to pour this weekend  Credit: Brent Hofacker / Alamy

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围appYou may associate rum with hot weather and holidays – served up in a fruity punch perhaps, or the key ingredient in a cool daiquiri. But I find I drink it more often in the colder months, as a sipping spirit, single shot, on the rocks.

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围appOf course, it depends what kind of rum you’re pouring – traditionally, the white and gold rums tend to make cocktail ingredients while dark, flavoured and spiced rums are the ones to savour on their own. And it’s these mahogany-hued, richly raisined rums that are rapidly gaining in popularity now.

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围appAccording to the , over 35 million bottles of rum were sold in the UK in 2018 and “sales of flavoured and spiced rum are growing fast” at over 10 million of this total.

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围appDark rum is the most versatile style of all. Sip a little neat, as I do, to drive out the current chill, or shake it up with lime juice and ginger beer for a classic Dark and Stormy cocktail, or turn it into a truly warming hot toddy with cloves and cinnamon. Or cook with it – think rum truffles, rum babas, rum and raisin ice cream. You might decide to splash a little dark rum into mincemeat, marmalade, rich fruitcakes. I’ve even laced a caramelised apple tarte tatin with a dash of rum…

It’s good to see the rise of British-made rums to sit alongside those from the Caribbean and Latin America. There will never be as many UK rums as there are now gins (rum is more difficult and costly to make and the process from scratch takes longer) but we are seeing more on the market than ever before, a real rum revival.

Try these...

From left: Daymark 1683; Black Sails Dark Rum; Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva

Daymark 1683, Cornwall, England

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围app(42%, , £37.50 for 70cl, and independents)

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围appTriple-distilled from molasses in the UK, and with samphire, sea salt and English oak used in the distillation. There’s a sweet caramel aroma and complex flavour, with subtle saline and herbal dabs over a heart of raisins.

Black Sails Dark Rum, Two Drifters Distillery, Devon, England

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围app(40%, , £34.95 for 70cl)

From a distillery with eco principles and made using molasses. A white rum with burnt sugar. Light and fresh, but has sweet raisin and honeycomb flavour with notes of orange marmalade and ginger.

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva, Venezuela

2020欧洲杯体育足彩外围app(40%, Waitrose £42.50 for 70cl; , £38.75; , £41.95)

Multi award-winning rum that’s aged for 12 years before release. One of the best sipping rums. Truly rich and luscious with a long, rounded and smooth finish. Sip it cool or on the rocks, ideally with a chunk of dark chocolate.

The three best dark and spicy rums to pour this weekend