Top rum deals for Black Friday weekend
Oops, Black Friday 2020 has come and gone. Or has it?! The shopping event now stretches far beyond Friday itself, covering the weekend all the way through to CyberMonday. Which in turn has morphed into Cyber Week.
Following Thanksgiving, it certainly is ‘beginning to look a lot like Christmas’. What this means is that we’ll now have plenty of excuses, if needed, to nurture the ritual of a cocktail-a-day.
Rum aficionados will now the endless potential for this fascinating spirit to be drunk either neat or as the base of a variety of concoctions; ideal for multiple occasions, from an aperitif to a cheeky dessert or nightcap.
So don’t miss out on the Black Friday & Cyber Monday event and get your hands on a great bottle at the best possible price. There are great deals out there, for both bar staples that you’ll want to stock up on, and for premium and craft bottles that you might have been wanting to discover.
We’ve taken a look at of the best rum offers covering different styles, including white, golden, spiced rum, dark and even – believe or not – pink rums. Both specialist and general retailers have a lot on their Black Friday and Cyber Monday campaigns so keep an eye on the list below as we’ll be updating it throughout the day.
Top rum deals from specialist retailers:
Master of Malt have been running an exciting Black Friday campaign since the beginning of last week and until Cyber Week, with daily offers offering time-sensitive opportunities to grab some amazing bottles. Today’s highlights include the zing in the Central Galactic Spiced, and the smokey (and very good value) Phraya Elements.
Central Galactic Spiced
£34.95 Now £29.95
£24.95 Now £19.95
A top Thai rum from Phraya, Elements is distilled from local molasses sourced from Kanchanaburi. It’s then aged in American oak bourbon barrels. The result is a wonderfully rich rum, with heaps of butterscotch and spices to enjoy.
The Whisky Exchange have a great line-up of offers, both in value and choice. Some of them include free gifts rather than discounts – we’ve focused on those giving greater immediate savings. The Mount Gay Origins Gift Pack and the Appleton Estate 21 Year Old are well worth taking a look at. And for a substantial saving on a premium top-rated rum don’t miss the offer on the El Dorado Port Mourant 1999. The beautifully shapped bottled of the Mainbrace Golden Rum, on the other hand, will make a beautifully gift for a classical rum lover.
Mount Gay Distillers Origins Gift Pack
£59.95 Now £49.95
A set of two rums from Mount Gay that are identical in every aspect apart from one: one is distilled in a pot-still and the other in a column. The pot is rich and robust and the column delicate and mellow. A fascinating display of how distillation affects the final spirit.
El Dorado Port Mourant 1999
£180 Now £155
A 1999 vintage rum made in the last remaining operational double wooden pot still in the world, moved from the Port Mourant distillery when it was closed. A complex rum with notes of smoke, liquorice, molasses and a hint of peat.
House of Malt, although not running a Black Friday event, are hosting a Fall Sale that you might want to check. The Hampden Estate Rum is one of the labels on offer.
Hampden Estate Rum
£59.95 Now £54.95
The Hamden Estate in Jamaica has long produced excellent aged rum, much of which goes into blends, making it a bit hard to come by. The distillery has now released some of its own aged rum! Creamy and sweet with tropical notes and a delightful minty finish.
If your based in the US you absolutely need to take a look at Reserve Bar. They have a number of great ongoing promotions and free engraving options that will make great gifts. You’ll want to act fast though – one of their Black Friday rum deals sold out in a matter of hours.
The packs below are great stocking fillers – or just perfect self-indulging treats!
Ten To One Dark & White Rum with Sugarfina Advent Calendar
$127 Now $112
A beautiful pack that includes Ten To One’s Dark and White Rum’s as well as the Sugarfina Advent calendar which includes four pieces of candy for each day of advent.
Zacapa XO with St. Johns Bay Rum Candle
$171 Now $161
Zacapa XO is a blend of 6 to 25 years old rums. A perfectly balanced combination of sweetness, spice, fruit and spirit. It comes with a hand-wrapped candle infused with St Johns lime scent.
Goslings Family Reserve Old Rum with Dartington Bar Excellence Glasses
$145 Now $129
Crafted from the same incomparable Bermuda blend as Gosling’s renowned Black Seal Rum but with extended cask ageing. Comes with a pair of beautiful Dartington tumblers.
Top rum deals from generalist retailers:
There are also great opportunities to grab a few bottles of your favourite rum, at great value, while doing your weekly shopping today.
Waitrose have a great line up on offer over at Waitrose Cellar. It covers staples like the Havana Club Anejo or the Bacardi Carta Blanca, as well as some interesting, more premium pours like the William George.
Havana Club Anejo 3-Year-Old
£18 Now £15
Intense vanilla and smoky aromas backed by notes of caramelised pear and banana make this a distinctive white rum. On the palate the Havana Club is smooth long and smoky with velvety vanilla and white chocolate notes.
Bacardi Carta Blanca
£17 Now £14
The world’s best known refined rum is double filtered through charcoal for smoothness and aged in white oak for character. Bacardi is an ideal mixer, particularly in a mojito.
William George Rum
£45 Now £40
This unique blend, brings tropical notes of tinned pineapple and banana, with hints of macadamia and almond nuts, followed by grassy overtones, cherry and citrus. Finishes with a lingering flavour of raisins, vanilla and cacao. Perfect for a Daiquiri.
Morrisons have also lined up an interesting selection of rums ahead of Black Friday 2020, with some enticing deals going. Both the Lamb’s Dark Navy Rum and the Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum are great examples of the each of the styles at a very competitive price. There’s also funkier fare, such as the Duppy Share Caribbean Rum or the Dead Man’s Fingers flavoured range.
Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum
A premium spirit drink with Caribbean rum, spice and other natural flavours. Delicious served with cola, but also great with lemonade and apple juice. Its subtle spicy flavour also combines well with ginger ale.
The Duppy Share Caribbean Rum
Distilled and aged in the Caribbean, a fine blend of golden rums matured in old oak casks.
But one of the best spirit selections from a non-specialist retailer is probably that of Harvey Nichols. Not only a fantastic range of brands and styles but also some great deals – great savings on some truly interesting bottles and lovely gift packs.
Neptune Barbados Gold Rum
A powerful and complex Barbados golden Rum, also crafted by the award-winning FourSquare distillery. Super versatile, you can sip it neat, topped up with cola or ginger beer and lime, or mixed into a Daiquiri, a Rum Old Fashioned or a Bajan take on the Espresso Martini.
Rathlee Distiling Co. 3 Year Old Golden Barrel Aged
£36 Now £28.80
Abound with toasted oak, dried tropical fruits, roasted nuts, peppery spice, dried flowers, butter, vanilla, salted caramel and heather honey, this will appeal to rum lovers and fans of Lowland Scotch alike.
Bacardi Reserva Limitada
Hand-crafted by the Maestros de Ron Bacardi from an exquisite blend of mature reserve rums, Reserva Limitada is the top release from the legendary rum producer. Complex, delicate, and sophisticated, this is a value and highly collectible bottle.
It’s impossible not to think of Amazon, of course, if talking about Black Friday. The lead online retailer kicked off its Black Friday 2020 event early, with (flash) offers running for over two weeks now. There have some interesting well-discounted Rums, many of which have sold out fast!
You can see some of the best deals below – a list that we will be updating regularly throughout the day.
We’ll also be uncovering some of the best Black Friday wine deals and other Black Friday spirits deals – including vodka, gin, tequila and whisky.
Black Friday and Cyber. Monday rum deals:
Twin Fin Spiced Golden Rum
Twin Fin has a rich smooth taste with warm spicy notes combined with a touch of tropical fragrance and a light smoky-sweet finish. Distilled in Cornwall in a flame-fired copper pot still, Tressa, it combines oak-aged Caribbean rum and a secret blend of spices before adding a touch of PX Sherry for sweetness. 38%
Flor de Caña 12 Year Naturally Aged Rum
Sugar-free rum, sustainably produced with no artificial ingredients. Reddish amber colour with aromas of honey, toasted nuts and a flavour that evokes vanilla and baked apples. 40%
The Real McCoy 5 Year Old Rum
Beautifully balanced rum with luxurious texture, perfect for sipping or mixing. The nose is packed with dried fruit, brown sugar, vanilla and oak. 40%
Doorly’s XO Barbados Rum
Aged in ex-bourbon casks for 5 to6 years, after which it undergoes a second maturation in ex-sherry casks
Very elegant nose of toffee with loads of vanilla and mocha and a touch of honey. A rich, spicy yet subtle rum with surprisingly mellow and complex flavours. 43%
Kirk and Sweeney XO
Kirk and Sweeney’s most sophisticated XO with layers of dried fruits, oak and subtle hints of caramel and toffee. Long, warm and robust finish. 65.5%
Bacoo 7 Year Old Rum
A mature, toasty and complex Rum with full body and long spicy finish. Great as a mixing component – will add great complexity to your cocktails – but also extremely elegant as a neat sip. 40%
Doorly’s 3YO White Barbados Rum
A very fruity Rum, dominated by tropical flavours and with a clean, linear finish. It was aged for a minimum of three years in old Bourbon casks, adding great complexity and smoothness of texture. 40%
Black Magic Spiced Rum
A warming and complex rum with enveloping mouthfeel, ideal for based-rum cocktails. Its intense and full flavours are balanced by the vibrancy of the spice blend and the lingering toastiness of brown sugar and vanilla . 40%
Mount Gay Black Barrel
An oaky number, this blend of pot and column still spirits is matured in ex-American whisky casks then finished for six months in heavy-char ex-Bourbon casks. Dried fruits are joined by gingerbread, toffee, vanilla and wood. 43%
Langs Banana Flavoured Rum
Sweet and fruity on the nose with bold banana topped by molasses. Luscious palate with the sweetness of the banana softening the alcohol warmth. Long finish. 40%
Bacardi Anejo Cuatro Rum Gift Pack
A golden rum with notes of vanilla, toasted oak, clove and honey. Either alone or with the beautiful patterned glass that comes with ii in the amazon gift pack, it makes a great gift for rum-lovers. 40%
Koko Kanu Coconut Rum
A subtle blend of finest white aged Jamaican rum, blended with the natural essence of coconut. Perfect on its own but particularly suited for cocktails. 37.5%
Bacardi Premium Gold Rum Major Lazer Limited Edition
A collaboration with DJ Major Laser. A warm and silky rum with layers of tropical fruit and subtle notes of wood, roasted nuts and dried fruits. An ideal rum for cocktails. 40%
Dead Man’s Fingers Coffee Rum
A coffee-flavoured rum with notes of vanilla, raisins, rich ground coffee, chocolate orange, a whack of cumin and burnt sugar. Perfect served with an espresso and a spoonful of honey, then garnished with coffee beans. 37.5%
Halovie Cocktail Shaker Set
The Halovie full set comes, in different sizes, with all you need to start your home mixology with full confidence and precision.
We will be updating this article with the latest rum deals, so check back regularly for all the latest offers.