Top Notch Gold Rums

The leaves are changing and temperatures are dropping. Why not embrace the season with these gorgeous gold and amber rums.
Sep 28, 2016
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    Spicy & Sweet
    Located in Kalaheo on the island of Kaua’i, Kōloa Rum Company is the first and only licensed distillery. The rum is distilled from crystallized sugar in a copper still. The Gold rum sees no barrel aging.
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    Spicy & Rich
    Don Q Gold is the aged (1 1/2 - 5 years) version of the popular Puerto Rican brand's base rum. This is distilled from molasses and is bottled at 80 proof.
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    Rich & Earthy
    Produced at the first legal distillery on Cape Cod since prohibition, Twenty Boat Cape Cod Amber is handcrafted at the site of Truro Vineyards. It consists of American organic sugarcane and is aged in chardonnay barrels. The name Twenty Boat refers to a 1930 event in which the twenty boats kept watch in Provincetown in an effort to capture a rum runner.
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    Sweet & Woody
    Barbados was one of the first places where sugarcane became a booming rum industry. It was here in 1884 that Danish seafarer Daniel Hanschell founded Cockspur. Fine rum is the company’s entry level rum, made from local cane molasses and “gently aged” in American oak and brought to proof with coral-filtered water.
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    Sweet & Woody
    Cockspur's West Indies Rum Distillery is located on Brighton Beach in Barbados near the capital city of Bridgetown. It is here that the Stade Brothers perfected their continuous still process for a "crisp" rum finish. The Old Gold is a blend of light and pot stilled rums that are aged in ex-bourbon casks.
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    Spicy & Fruity
    Mount Gay Eclipse was named to honor the unique occurrence of both the passing of Halley's Comet and a solar eclipse occurring in the year of 1910. Eclipse is double-distilled from rich sugarcane molasses, fermented for 72 hours with proprietary house yeast, and is aged in ex-bourbon and used whiskey barrels for up to two years. Mount Gay Rum, produced in Barbados, is the oldest existing rum brand in the world dating back to 1703.
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    Sweet & Rich
    Phraya (pronounced "prai-ah" and meaning "of higher rank") is a gold rum produced in the Thailand province of Nakhom Pathom. It's a blend of rums that have matured in charred oak barrels for 7 to 12 years.
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    Bundaberg is a rum brand and distillery which was established in 1888 and named after the city where it is located in Queensland, Australia. This overproof rum is a little on the low side, proof-wise, clocking in at only 115 proof. Bundy, as it is affectionately called by its many fans, is available around the world, with the United States being a notable exception.
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    Herbal & Earthy
    This rum is actually distilled in England in Cambridgeshire from sourced molasses. A 200L copper pot-still is used and the rum is batch distilled three times. It is sold in 500ml sized bottles and is currently not available in the US.
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    El Dorado is distilled from molasses from 100% Demerara sugar. They have 9 different types of stills at the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) and for this bottling they use a four-column French Savalle still and an Enmore wooden Coffey still. The rum is blended and aged in ex-bourbon barrels.