As an admirer of dark rum (I’ll stop short of calling myself an aficionado, much less a connoisseur), I’ve had the pleasure of sampling lots of different ones produced in different parts of the world. While some are nicest when mixed, others are best enjoyed on their own, either on the rocks or with a dash of water—or both (I don’t really enjoy white rums, though, so I try to avoid them when I can). Here, then, are five great dark rums to try while travelling the world.
In September 2010, after much planning and wrangling of schedules, we embarked on a well-deserved three week vacation to Australia. We had already decided early on that, rather than scramble around madly trying to do everything possible, we would instead stay in Sydney and get a feel of what life was like in Australia.