Buying High Proof Rums made easy
Over Proof Rum is definitely a drink that harkens back to the days when rum was consumed by men bent on having a premium, high-proof golden rum.
Overproof rum is very potent and should not be drunk straight. It is recommended that you mix
these High Proof Rums with cola or fruit juices.
Gosling Brothers Ltd. imported its first barrels of Caribbean rum into Bermuda in 1860. Numerous different blends were tried.
The result was a well-aged, extremely dark rum, which the firm dubbed "Old-Rum". For over 50 years the rum was sold only by draught, with local patrons bring in their own bottles to be filled. The rum continued to be sold exclusively out of the barrel until the First World War. The corks were secured in place with the use of black sealing wax, prompting people to refer to the brand as "Black Seal."
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To the uninitiated, Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum is merely the top-selling high strength rum in the world. In its native Jamaica, however, this crystal-clear rum is legendary. In the country known for its rum, it is the rum of choice. In fact, it currently accounts for more than 90% of all rum sold in Jamaica. It is equally enjoyable in an authentic Jamaican rum punch, a Mai Tai, a daiquiri, or in any popular mixer. It is also the “secret ingredient” in many proprietary and signature drinks found all over the world.
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Overproof rum, is usually dark, aromatic rum from Guyana and the West Indies that have been bottled at higher proof than usual rum.
Overproof rum is usually used floated, and sometimes ignited, on top of shots. It is also used in punches and high proof cocktails.