Califonian overproof white rum made by Stark Distillery. Made from both molasses as well as fresh sugar cane juice and bottled at a whopping 75.5% abv.
Description taken from the Stark Spirits website:
Stark Spirits California Silver 151 RUM is setting the standard for California style Overproofed RUM’s. Reminiscent of pacific island adventures, fresh sea air, sailing, surfing, and California beaches, Stark Spirits California Silver 151 RUM is smooth, delicious. Even at such high proof, this RUM maintains a terrific natural clean RUM flavor. Crafted from molasses and pure cane sugar. It’s a RUM you’d only find made by american craft distillery.
Try in your favorite super rum powered cocktail or Tiki drink. With a fire that is real, use it in a fondue, party punch, or your flaming dessert.
Our 151 Rum is handcrafted in small quantities and available in limited releases.
A artisanal Californian silver rum with some sweet notes that according to the people at Stark distillery beautifully reflects the charisma of our Golden State.
Description taken from the Stark Spirits website:
Stark Spirits California Silver Rum has strength of character that surprises and delights. California is not the Caribbean, and Stark Spirits California Silver Rum is not Caribbean rum.
Think of characteristics found in a premium dry California wine. Our 80 proof rum presents with heat and a promise of sweetness at your first taste. The sweetness builds as you savor it, and the finish is warm and long and dry. The memory of the sweetness of sugar cane lingers, without drenching sweetness flooding the palate.
Stark Spirits California Silver Rum has strength of character for a sweet, mellow drink… Alone, over ice or in your favorite Tiki cocktail.
Big online retailer with a large selection of rums. Interestingly enough, they also sell some antique bottles, so if you're looking for a bottle of Havanna CLub 15 this might be the place to find it.
Although the nme suggests they only sell whisky, they actually offer a wide range of rums from all over the world. Shipping is fast and worldwide, and their service is good.
Master of Malt also offers a sample service that allows you to try a small 3cl bottles before buying the real thing. Intersting if you’re planning to buy $3000+ bottle of Appleton 50 for example.
Stark Spirits is a young craft distillery in Pasadena California. With 1200 square feet of working space, Stark Spirit is a micro distillery in the true sense of the word.
Founded in 2013 by Greg Stark and his wife Karen Robinson-Stark, their first product (Stark Spirits California Silver Rum) was bottled on november 15th 2014.
They also produce whisky and an orange eau-de-vie that’s aptly called ‘sunshine’. The future product line will also consist of aged rum as well as aged single malt whiskey.
Stark Spirits has an artisanal approach and they operate a copper Hoga pot still.
Although they are a micro distillery, they do offer tours. For further information, or to make an appointment, please contact the distillery. See contact details below.
Strickyly speaking, through it's colonies, France is a pretty important Rum producing country, or better: Rhum producing country.
Nearly all rums from the (former) French colonies are Rhum Agricole, a heavily regulated style of rum made from fresh sugarcane juice instead of molasses.
Rum seems to be pretty popular in France, and the French seem to be pretty serious about it. There are a large number of online retailers and interesting websites that specialise in rum. Unfortunately they almost always only write in French, which means a lot of people will miss out on brilliant little gems like Coeur de Chauffe and Du Rhum.
On december 2nd Beenleigh Distillery (Beenleigh, Australia) opened its brand new $3.46 million dollar visitor center.
Opening hours are from wednesday to sunday, from 10am to 5pm. The distillery offers a guided tour complete with a rum tasting. For more information contact Gavin Butler on 07 3807 3737 or [email protected]
Although they do grow sugarcane there, the country doesn't produce much rum. The only Chilean rum we know of is El Gaitero.
Rum seems is pretty popular in Chili. Sales have overtaken that of Pisco in the supermarket, and almost all supermarkets offer a wide selection of aged rum.
White rum is also readily available everywhere, but the selection is smaller. Popular brands you will find in almost all supermarkets include: Flor de Caña, Ron Abuelo and Havana Club.
Chile doesn’t seem to produce much rum though. The only Chilean rum we found on our travels was ‘El Gaitero’. According to the locals this is an aged rum, that has been around since the stoneage.
The country also produces Arrack, and a spirit that is a mix of grape and sugarcane distillate which is quite popular as a mixer.
As far as we know El Gaitero Ron is the only rum produced in Chile. The brand has been around for quite some time, and their rum taste a bit like German Rumverschnitt like Pott or Hanssen.
Fruity, typically rummy, and slightly medicinal. Probably a blend of young high-ester rum and collumn still sugar distillate.
They sell it in small 296ml bottles and regular bottles. It’s very cheap, but pretty hard to get by.
Located east of the city center of Amsterdam, the Rumbarrel is a 'Caribbean bar' that specializes in all things Caribbean.
They offer a quite wide selection of rum and cocktails, and have around 70 rums to choose from. But ‘it’s not all just about the rum’, and they also offer Caribbean coffee, chocolate, cigars and comfort food.
Opening hours are as follows:
Monday: 08.00 – 01.00
Wednesday: 08.00 – 01.00
Thursday: 08.00 – 01.00
Friday: 08.00 – 03.00
Saturday: 08.00 – 03.00
Sunday: 10.00 – 01.00
Very active in the Rum scene. Involved in organising the Miami Rum Renaissance Festival and the Rum Renaissance Caribbean Cruise.