My favourite rum brands you should try

Yarr this be my first post and it's a listing of the single best thing in life - rum. 

I'm of the opinion that rum is the best tasting alcoholic beverage out there, and it seems to go well any which way you drink it. Whether you like it with a mixer or straight up on the rocks, it's a great way to chill out and forget lives worries. So grab your glass and fill it with ice or a mixer or both!

1) Dead Head 6-Year-old Rum

This rum has one of the coolest bottle designs I have seen, it looks like a shrunken head with its eyes sewn up! The taste is caramel-like with notes of all spice and cinnamon. It's very smooth and best drunk with ice and without a mixer. This is available full-size size 70cl bottles for £50 or nice sample bottles of 50ml for £9.99, both of which can be found on Amazon.

2) Red leg Spiced Rum

I'm not quite sure why it's named red leg, but I'm sure it's to do with the state of your legs after you have had a few too many of these and fallen out of the crows nest and knackered up your pegs! 

This is a rum perfect for mixing and can be used to create some crafty cocktails. It's sweet but not sickly sweet, and according to the bottle, it is infused with vanilla and ginger which can be tasted when you drink it.  This is an inexpensive rum and a 70cl bottle can be purchased on Amazon for £15.

3) Kraken Black Spiced Rum

The name is taken from the monstrous, gigantic creature that dwells within the depths of the oceans and plagues a great many-a sailors nightmares. The bottle is fashioned with some really cool handles, ensuring that you do not easily drop it when drinking from it! 

This is a sweet, spicy rum that has a pepper aftertaste. It's Dark in colour and gives off a nutty and vanilla aroma. This is especially good mixed with ginger beer and a wedge of lime. Priced at £20 a 70cl bottle, it can be purchased here. Also, keep an eye out from the limited edition ceramic bottle that is usually released yearly.

Have you tried any of these rums? If so, how to you feel about them? I'd love to hear your thoughts below and if you have any rum recommendations, let me know!

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  1. Hi Conner, thank you for featuring DeadHead Rum on your blog! Could we please have you update our bottle shot photo to our current 2017 edition bottles? You can find them at this link:

    If you have any questions please feel free to reach out to me directly:

    Thank you! :)

  2. Absolutely! I have added the new pictures and hope you enjoyed the post!

  3. This is so cool - my cousin would LOVE your blog as she loves pirates! I'm not one for alcohol but I'm about to message her with this link to check out :) x

  4. A couple of weeks ago I would have said I have never tried rum, but I had a birthday bash with lots of rum punch and it was delicious! I couldn't tell you anything about rum though! Kaz

  5. Rum is my favourite tipple and I like to have it on the rocks. I'm a big fan of spiced rums particularly and have a beautiful Kraken bottle wrapped in paper with a wax sealed top!

  6. Congratulations on your first post! Love a bit of rum and have tried Kraken but loving the look of Deadhead - what a bottle!

    Thanks for sharing!

    Leigh at Fashion Du Jour LDN x

  7. I am not a fan of rum to be honest, but that Deadhead Rum bottle looks amazing!

  8. I don't drink but I love the bottle of the dead head rum.!

  9. I've heard of kraken but not the other two.
    I love spiced rum best! Congrats on starting the blog,
    good luck with it.

    Amanda |

  10. I don't drink rum, but these brands all look (and sound) really cool. Maybe I should give one a try? :)

    Louise x


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