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Totalwine.comcommunity

Published on June 17, 2016

Totalwine is a large online retailer located in Sacramento (USA), and they are the largest independent retailer of fine wines in the US. Luckily for us rum lovers they also stock a couple of hundred kinds of rum.

Totalwine offers a pretty representative cross section of whats available in the world of rum today. Prices range from around $8 for a full bottle of white rum through to $1900 bottle of Puerto Rican ‘Reserva De La Familia Serralles’. For those of us who are on a lower budget -or who just want to try as many rums as possible- they also have large array of small sampler bottles.

Contact info for Totalwine.com:

Website: http://www.totalwine.com/
Social media: http://www.facebook.com/TotalWineAndMore
http://twitter.com/TotalWine/
http://www.youtube.com/user/VideosTotalWine
http://www.pinterest.com/totalwine
https://instagram.com/totalwine/
http://blog.totalwine.com/

Rum & Cocommunity

Published on June 17, 2016

Whisky, Grappa, Cognac and Brandy, Rum&Co has it all. Oh, and let's not forget a plethora of great rums.

Rum und Co probaly is Germanies largest online rum retailer. They have great service and a HUGE (as in: astronomical) selection of great sipping rums. Probably the largest offering of rums from Compagnie des Indes in the world. They have a nice range of rum sampling kits as well. Also look out for their own bottlings, as they sometimes have some real gems.

This website has an interesting and inspiring history. More on this can be found in this (German) article.

Contact info for Rum & Co:

Website: https://www.rumundco.de/
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/rumundco
https://www.youtube.com/user/RumUndCo
https://www.instagram.com/rumundco.de/
Public email address: [email protected]
Public telephone number: +49 46215499910

Bar Fishcommunity

Published on June 17, 2016

Online drinks retailer in Germany.

Great collection of rums by independent bottlers like Berry Brothers and Bristol Classic.

Contact info for Bar Fish:

Website: http://www.barfish.de
Public email address: [email protected]
Public telephone number: +49 89990186318

Rumshop.decommunity

Published on June 17, 2016

German webshop with a decent selection of French aged rums.

If you’re looking for a long sold out bottle of La Mauny or Bally you might be able to find it here.

Contact info for Rumshop.de:

Website: http://www.rumshop.de/
Public email address: [email protected]
Public telephone number: +49 1791363390

Rumcommunity.decommunity

Published on June 17, 2016

German rum resource website with an active forum.

Although there seems to be a good amount of activity on the forum, judging by their homepage it doesn’t look like there’s much life on this site.

Contact info for Rumcommunity.de:

Website: http://www.rumcommunity.de/

Planet Rumcommunity

Published on June 17, 2016

An online webshop that has been around since 2001, so by internetmeasures this site is somewhat of a monument. They also happen to sell some great rum.

Located in the French colony of Guadeloupe, Planetrum was founded in 2001 by José-Henri Joseph. His goal: to sell the best rums in the world. Truth be told: they do have some amazing rums. They also do yacht provisioning to all harbours in Guadaloupe, so if you’re docked on this beautiful island and in desperate need of some Appleton 50 year old you now know who to contact.

Contact info for Planet Rum:

Website: https://www.planetrum.com/
Social media: http://twitter.com/Planetrum
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Planetrum/445424665539887
https://www.pinterest.com/planetrum/
https://instagram.com/planetrum/
https://vimeo.com/planetrum
http://planetrum.tumblr.com/
Public email address: [email protected]
Public telephone number: +590 590320145

Whisky and Spiritscommunity

Published on June 17, 2016

Big online retailer in Switzerland with a wide range of aged rums.

They also have quite a lot of super-premium and premium bottlings. Unfortunately their site is only in German or French. Linked to winemerchant Granchâteaux SA.

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Contact info for Whisky and Spirits:

Website: http://www.whiskyandspirits.ch/de/rum.html
Social media: http://
Public email address: [email protected]
Public telephone number: +41 0217961688
Visiting address: Chemin de Champ Maffrey 31
1093 La Conversion
Schweiz

La Maison Du Whiskycommunity

Published on June 17, 2016

One of the largest whisky retailers in Europe, and they also offer a very intersting selection of rum.

They offer a range of aged, white and spiced rums including some rare bottlings like the Black Tot and a very nice collection of Rhum Agricole from the (former) French colonies. Every now and so often they do their own bottlings as well, so keep an eye out for new releases.

Contact info for La Maison Du Whisky:

Website: http://www.whisky.fr/en/rums
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/LMDW.Whisky.fr
https://twitter.com/whisky_fr
https://plus.google.com/101406910158336543097/posts
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCjz7KW3anqEQi6-7hWEmk3Q
https://www.instagram.com/maisonduwhisky/

Public telephone number: +33 180369010

Industria De Licores Del Valledistillery

Published on April 10, 2016

Producer of the Marques del Valle Brand.

Founded in 1921 with the help of Spanish distilling expert Diego Zafra Delgado. It started life as an income generator for the local government, but was privatized in 1945, the same year in which they started planning a new distillery with modern equipment. Work started in 1953 and continued uptill 1956. On the 7th of august of that year a couple of truckloads of dynamite accidentaly exploded next to the plant, but luckily nobody got injured, and the distillery survived.
The distillery was updated in 1976 and 1977, and in 1980 the company acquired the San Martin distillery. All of the production was moved to the San Martin plant in 2003, and nowadays the site uses three collum stills with a total capacity of 60.000 liters of alcohol a day.

Contact info for Industria De Licores Del Valle:

Website: http://www.ilvalle.com.co/index.php
Social media: https://www.facebook.com/IndustriaDeLicoresDelValle

Public email address: [email protected]
Public telephone number: +57 26836300
Visiting address: Kilometro 2 via Rozo
corregimiento Palmaseca
Colombia

Ron Viejo de Caldas 15rum

Published on March 31, 2016

Premium matured Colombian rum made by Industria Licorera de Caldas.

Contrary to what you might think when reading the front label, Viejo de Caldas 15 is a blend of matured rums between eight and seventeen years old. It’s a very decent rum, with surprisingly many fruity notes aromas and a relatively sweet taste.

Many rums tend to develop in character when the bottle get closer to the half way mark, and this one is no exception. The initial one dimensional fruityness develops into notes of soft fruits and pears.

Like many of the rums made by ILC it’s bottled at a pretty low 35% abv, which is the standard in their home market of Colombia.