Popular Spiced Rum Brands in Australia
In Australia, Spiced Rum is growing phenomenally in popularity– sales have increased 378% over the last two years to March 2014* – so now’s the time to discover your favourite spiced rum brand!
Our leading contribution to the spiced rum fraternity, the domestically produced Bundaberg Original Spiced Rum, was launched in 2012. Australian consumers have already started to embrace the smooth, aromatic flavour of its spicy, vanilla blend.
Bacardi, one of the world’s best known rum brands, launched Bacardi Oakheart in 2011. As the name suggests, the spirit is matured in heavily charred oak barrels to give it a very oaky-smoky flavour, and then a “secret blend of spices” is added to deliver a sweet rum with vanilla, caramel and pepper flavours.
Captain Morgan’s Spiced Rum has been around since 1984 and is one of the most popular rum brands in the world. There are actually three varieties – Original Spiced (aged Caribbean rum with spices and other natural flavours), Original Spiced Gold (rum and other spirits, blended with spices, fruit flavours and vanilla) and Black Spiced Rum (a stronger ‘Blackstrap’ rum with cinnamon, clove and vanilla flavours).
Kraken Black Spiced Rum is another international favourite, even though it was only launched in 2010. Named after the Kraken Black, a mythical sea-monster shaped like a giant squid, the rum originates from the Caribbean and packs a powerful punch. As black as the squid-ink of its namesake, Kraken Black is heavily flavoured with molasses and Christmas spices – cinnamon, allspice, cloves – and delivers a big vanilla finish.
Finally, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum considers itself a “straight up, no-nonsense rum”. Again harking from the Caribbean, Sailor Jerry is more of a classic spiced rum; it offers warm overtones of vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg, with a hint of burnt toffee.