Rum & CachacaSupplying rums from all corners of the Carribean, Nicks Wine Merchants cover the islands and the South American mainland as well as lesser known countries. We also source rare stocks from closed or demolished distilleries. Limited edition collectables like Bundaberg rum releases and new expressions from Australia and beyond are included in the mix. In short, welcome to the largest online Rum selection in Australia! Subscribe to our Spirits and Liqueurs Email Newsletter to keep up to date with new arrivals, tastings, special rum offers and more.
Castries, SAINT LUCIA$115.00 Bottle
St Lucia Distillers Group of Companies is a small rum distillery situated in the scenically beautiful and agriculturally rich valley of Roseau on the Caribbean island of St Lucia. A passionate team of distillers and blenders work together to produce a range of over 25 rum and rum-related products, many of which have won honours at international competitions.
- ABV 40%
A 100% column distilled spirit , this is matured in American oak casks (x Jim Beam, Jack Daniels and Buffalo Trace) and blended from material aged 10-12 years. Named after Lord George Rodney, the man responsible for vanquishing the French fleet at the battle of Saints on April the 12th 1782 .Tasting note: Bright copper colour gleams in the glass. Some minor sediment evident. Evokes aromas of café-crème, molasses-drizzled pancakes, dried mango, cinnamon and vanilla. Silky and graceful on the palate; a delicious harmony of honey and grated chocolate flavours delivered with a flourish of cinnamon warmth. Finishes gently spicy, vanilla-heavy yet not overly sweet. Classic lighter bodied rum for easy drinking and all-purpose mixing. 40% Alc./Vol.
Aged for a minimum of 12 years and distilled, blended and bottled on the Estate since 1749, Appleton 12 is generally considered a classic expression of the rum-maker's art.
- ABV 43%
Tasting note: Beaming bright bronze copper colour. Issues powerful aromas of spiced apple, lean molasses and buttered fruit toast. Air contact adds banana confectionary, rancio and nutty, grilled corn-like notes. Ideal sweet/dry balance with the spicy, fruity, brown sugar flavours countered by hints of banana cake and fine tuned astringency. Fades with walnut fudge, oaky vanilla and understated molasses at the last. Remains a clinic on poise in the mid-tier rum category. 43% Alc./Vol.Other reviews.... The first nosing passes find tight notes of molasses and walnut; aeration time releases bigger scents of nutmeg and spiced apple. The palate entry is wonderfully warm and spicy; at midpalate the taste turns cocoa- and vanilla-like, creamy and honeyed. Concludes creamy and delicious. 98 points - www.wineenthusiast.com "Complexity, finesse and power are apt words to describe this excellent aged Jamaican rum. The colour of this aged rum is exceptional. It has an amber hue with a reddish tone that is very lively, and it gives a greenish tint around the rim of the glass that confirms the long ageing in oak casks. This aged rum's wooded smell and taste are perfectly balanced. The aroma is intense but delicate and complex with a predominantly spicy bouquet mixed with nuts, nutmeg and a hint of orange peel. Its powerful flavour has a harmonious, mellow alcohol taste with good length and complexity." - Alain Belanger - Meilleur Sommelier Du Canada 1997.
Classic Cocktail: The Knickerbocker45 ml Appleton 12 Year Old Rum
This cocktail was adapted from Jerry Thomas's How to Mix Drinks, or The Bon Vivant's Companion (1862).
10 ml Curacao Dry Orange
10 ml Framboise (Raspberry) Liqueur
20 ml Lemon Juice
1 Lemon Wedge
Method: Assemble all the ingredients in a mixing glass with ice, squeeze the lemon wedge and drop it in, shake well and strain into a chilled cocktail glass. Note: This can also be serve over crushed ice with berries as a garnish. Variation: When raspberries are in season, omit the raspberry syrup and muddle 6 to 8 raspberries with the lemon juice and curacao in the bottom of the mixing glass. Add remaining ingredients and shake well with ice.
Appleton Estate is the oldest and perhaps most famous of all of Jamaica's sugarcane estates. It is nestled in the fertile Nassau Valley on either side of the Black River in the Southwest of Jamaica. The origins of Appleton Estate date back to 1655 when the English captured Jamaica from the Spaniards. Frances Dickinson, whose grandsons Caleb and Ezekiel were the earliest known owners of the Appleton Estate, took part in that conquest of Jamaica, and it is believed that Appleton Estate was part of the land grant that Dickinson received as reward for his services. After many generations of ownership by the Dickinson family, the Appleton Estate was sold out of the family in 1845. From then on, it was owned by a procession of prominent Jamaican families, each of whom helped to increase the size and potential of the Appleton Estate by purchasing additional acreage of land planted with sugarcane. During these years, the Appleton Estate was producing several different pot still rums, and it began to gain a reputation as a reliable source for quality rum, a reputation that continues to this day. Bottlings include Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum, Coruba Jamaica Rum, Appleton Special Jamaica Rum and the prestigious portfolio of Appleton Estate Jamaica Rums: V/X, Extra and 21 Year Old. Appleton Estate Rums are still produced on the Estate, which encompasses over 11,000 acres of sugarcane as well as a sugarcane refinery and distillery. No tasting notes available.
- ABV 40%
PUERTO RICO$250.00 Bottle
A limited edition from the world famous rum house. Matured in lightly charred American white-oak barrels, this was first released to the public in 2003 at the Bacardi Visitor Center in Puerto Rico and only made it to the States in 2010. Australia has just received a small allocation. Other reviews... Clear golden amber color. Mild, roasted, nutty aromas and flavors of dark nut brittle, mocha latte, chocolate covered cherries and bananas, and cigar tobacco with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, subtle, medium-long fruit cake, cedar spice rack, cane, and grassy earth finish. A rich, hedonistic, well-aged sipping rum. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
94 points - www.tastings.com
Louisiana, UNITED STATES$99.99 Bottle
Originally only available at the distillery, this limited run was matured in rye barrels for two and a half years for a more spicy, dry and complex flavour. Notes from the producer... NOSE: Hints of smoked oak with bursts of pepper and tropical fruits. PROFILE. Complex palate of spice, oak, honey, pineapple and creamy banana. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
Louisiana, UNITED STATES$79.99 Bottle
Bayou hails from Louisiana in the USA where they've been producing copper pot distilled rums since 2013. 'Select' is a blend aged up to three years in x bourbon barrels, made from a signature ‘sugarhouse’ recipe (unrefined Louisiana sugarcane and molasses). As a result, in some markets, like the EU, this can't actually be classified as as a rum. Other reviews… Copper color. Fruity aromas of Jamaican sweet plantains, coconut cooking oil, luxury cigarette shop, and chocolate fudge with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long caramelized mango, leather strap, cigarillo, and dried pineapple and vanilla finish. Delicious and elegant flavors and a lingering finish make this a natural choice for stirred rum cocktails. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
Gold Medal, Exceptional 92 points - tastings.com CATEGORY WINNER World Rum Awards 2016
Tasting note: A rum from Australia's oldest registered and operating distillery, established in 1884, blended in x-brandy vats followed by a period in x-bourbon barrels. Polished copper with gold ochre edges. Soft aromas of molasses, breakfast fruit toast and dried coconut with vanilla bean emphasised in later passes. Creamy entry leads into a rich, silky, vanilla, creme caramel, maple syrup delivery with hints of banana confectionary and dates in the aftertaste. A flavoursome dessert styled rum with length and body. 40% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 40%
New South Wales, AUSTRALIA$120.00 Bottle
A new high strength Black Gate, double distilled in a traditional all copper, direct fired pot still and matured for two years in a 100 litre re-coopered cask that previously held Australian Tawny Port. Expect an all-natural, big and bold molasses based rum with toffee and caramel flavours. 51% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 51%
On Friday 31st July 1970, serving seamen of the Royal Navy mustered one last time for the daily issue of rum, a tradition that had begun nearly 240 years earlier in 1731. Nearly fifty years after the end of the Royal Navy rum ration, independent bottlers, 'Elixir Distillers' have launched Black Tot 40 Year Old, a fitting follow up to the original "Last Consignment". Produced in 1975 using the world's only operational Wooden Double pot still, the Port Mourant, a total of six casks were filled resulting in just 606 bottles at 44.2% ABV. Indicative of the molasses based rums that would have been at the heart of the original Naval blend, it is a 100% Demerara style and comes beautifully packaged in a lacquered black box and an impressive heavy set, wax dipped, gold-etched bottle. We have two only available. This exceptionally old, undiluted, all natural expression is the result of incredible spirit, high quality casks and time alone. It will be the jewel in the crown of any collector or enthusiast. Oliver Chilton, manager of Elixir Distillers, creators of the Black Tot rum brand, explains, "Guyana has long been famed for creating 100% demerara rum but for us to acquire casks holding such old liquid from the island is now very rare. Our first Black Tot bottling back in 2011 featured the last of the actual rum served by the British Navy up until 31st July 1970, which was made in a solera system that had been in continuous use for around 50 years. And so the next chapter of the Black Tot story is a unique 40 year old demerara rum paying homage to a unique naval tradition." Notes from the producer... NOSE: Dense liquorice, star anise and fruity black olives roll out of the glass, accompanied by heady cigar smoke and fragrant pine. Warm and ripe citrus fruit – orange and lemon flesh and peel – blends with spicy cinnamon and nutmeg. PALATE: Thick dark treacle and olive brine mix with cherry concentrate and charred oak. The texture is rich and heavy, enveloping your mouth and exploding with intense flavour. More smoke comes through on the palate, mixing with the flavours of plump sultanas, bittersweet raisins and juicy blackcurrants. Notes of liquorice and five spice intertwine with the fruit and smoke. FINISH: The balance between sweet and savoury is extraordinary and keeps developing on the palate, creating a finish that lasts for an age. 44.2% Alc./Vol.
- ABV 44.2%
Bundaberg, Queensland, AUSTRALIA$39.99 Bottle
- ABV 37%
Using the ingenuity that Aussies are famous for, the Bundaberg distilling team have created an incredibly smooth rum, using a unique red gum filtration process. The rum goes through a similar double distillation and aging process as standard Bundy UP, but then goes through three separate filtration processes which create an incredibly smooth profile. This process removes some of the stronger flavour compounds which exist in the regular Bundaberg UP, and allows some of the more subtle flavours to shine through. 37% Alc./Vol.