Rum Tasting Kit

CAD $75.00

Rum is simple. Take a sugar solution, add yeast, ferment it, then distill. What makes each rum different is how each distillery approaches these principles in different ways.

Ready to embark on a journey to improve your rum knowledge and tasting skills with our rum tasting kit?

During this self directed rum tasting experience you will learn:

  • How to taste rum, and it’s key aroma’s and flavours
  • The history of rum, how it’s made, and it’s classifications


Our rum sampler pack includes:

  • Five 1 oz samples of rum (Details below types included)
  • A tasting card for each rum where you can record your impressions, and on the reverse side provides it’s background and it’s tasting notes
  • Palate-cleansing snack and pipette for adding water
  • Rum tasting guide covering history, production, classifications, key aroma’s and flavours, and how to taste


Delivery is available anywhere in Ontario or pick up at 180 Drinks. You can schedule your delivery date or pick up date at checkout.

Select optional upgrades you would like to include.

Include a personalized message on a note card.

Rum Tasting Experience Canada Overview

Rum Tasting Box Selections

Ron Zacapa Solera Gran Reserva 23 Rum

Zacapa Solera Gran Reserva 23 Rum

This rum was created in 1976 in the highlands of Guatemala (Aged at 7,545 ft above the clouds). This sugarcane rum features a woven band around the middle as a reference to the original hand-woven palm leaf bottle cover.

Solera is a process of aging liquids by fractional blending so that the finished product is a mixture of ages, with the average age increasing as the process continues over many years.  The solera method is used to age Ron Zacapa 23, which results in a combination of rums aged between 6 and 23 years.

Premium Rum Tasting Set Accolades

  • First Place by the prestigious Beverage Testing Institute in Chicago
  • Gold Medal, Best In Category (Aged Rums 15+ Years Old) – The International Cane Spirits Festival 2007


Mini Rum Tasting Set Specs

Flavour Camp(s) High Oaky & Rich / High Soft & Sweet
Age No age statement.
Alcohol Volume 40%
Distillery Ron Zacapa Centenario
Geography Guatemala

Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12-Year-Old Rum

The first record of rum being made at Appleton Estate is in 1749 making it one of the great repositories of rum heritage.

This rare blend is where all of the estate’s characters come together. The rums that make up this blend of rare and hand-selected pot and column still rums are crafted with Jamaican limestone-filtered water, with no added flavours, and have all been aged for a minimum of 12 years in the tropical climate of Jamaica.

Dark Rum Tasting Set Accolades

  • 2019 Ultimate Spirits Challenge – 94 Excellent Highly Recommended
  • 2014 San Francisco World Spirit Competition – Double Gold


Rum Sampler Pack

Flavour Camp High Oaky & Rich / High Crisp & Dry
Age 12 Years Old.  
Alcohol Volume 43%
Distillery Appleton Estate Taster Pack
Geography Jamaica
Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Old Rum
Flor de Caña 12 Year Old Rum

lor de Caña 12 Year Old Rum

Five generations of the Pellas family have made rum at the San Antonio Sugar Mill, in Chichigalpa, Nicaragua. The original distillery was built in 1890, and still uses molasses extracted from the firm’s own cane fields.

Rum Tasting Set Specs

Flavour Camp Low Oaky & Rich / Low Crisp & Dry
Age 12 Years Old (Average Age)
Alcohol Volume 40%
Distillery Compania Licorera De Nicaragua S.A.
Geography Nicaragua  

Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Rum

Plantation XO 20th Anniversary rum is a combination of pot-stilled and column-stilled Barbadian rums that are initially aged in the Caribbean in ex-bourbon casks for 12-20 years. They are then transported to France for a second 12-18 months aging in small French oak casks.

Rum Sampler Accolades

  • Ultimate Spirits Challenge 2018, 91 Points Excellent HIghly Recommended, US
  • World Spirits Award 2017, Gold Medal, Austria
  • Rum XP Miami 2016, Gold Medal Best in Class, US


Plantation Rum Tasting Set Specs

Flavour Camp Low Soft & Sweet /

High Oaky & Rich

Age No age statement.  
Alcohol Volume 40%
Distillery Cognac Ferrand
Geography Barbados
Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Rum
Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum

Santa Teresa 1796 Solera Rum

Created to honour the Venezuelan distillery’s 200th anniversary, this solera rum is aged first in bourbon barrels from 4 to 35 years and then transferred for another year and aged in french oak casks. Every bottle of Santa Teresa 1796 has some of the very first Ron Madre also known as Mother Rum running through it.

Rum Miniature Gift Set Specs

Flavour Camp Low Oaky & Rich / Medium Soft & Sweet
Age Blend of rums aged 4 – 35 Years
Alcohol Volume 40%
Distillery Santa Teresa
Geography Venezuela

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is Rum Made From?

Rum is produced from a giant grass known as sugar cane. The harvested cane is washed, chopped into short lengths and pressed to extract the water and cane juice. The process of extracting sugar from cane juice produces a by-product called molasses and this is what most rum is made from.

Rum can be made from fresh sugar cane juice (rhum agricole), cane syrup (boiled cane juice to remove some water content), or molasses (rhum traditional). 

These interesting facts and more are included in the booklet that comes with rum tasting pack! This makes for a great rum tasting experience at home.

Is This A Good Gift For A Rum Lover?

Know a rum lover that deserves a memorable gift for a special occasion? A rum tasting gift set is great for:

  • Birthday’s
  • Holiday’s or Christmas
  • Father’s Day
  • Weddings
  • New Years Celebrations
  • Virtual rum tasting kit
  • Rum tasting party
  • Gifts for him or her

You can also add a note card to deliver a special message to the gift recipient.

Get your giftee to join us to enjoy and learn more about this spirit through our rum sampler gift set!

What Are Different Types Of Rum?

White Rum: This is either bottled without having been aged in wooden casks, or has been aged in wood but then had its colour removed through filtration.

Overproof Rum: This is a type of white rum that has been distilled to a high proof and is therefore much higher in alcohol content than standard rum.

Rhum Agricole: Also known as rhum blanc or rhum brut, is a type of rum made from sugar cane juice rather than molasses.

Cachaça: This is a distinctly Brazilian product, distilled from fermented sugarcane juice. While rum can also be made from sugarcane juice, most is distilled from molasses.

Spiced Rum: This is made from rum that is sweetened with sugar and seasoned with the likes of vanilla, citrus peel, and aromatic spices like cinnamon, nutmeg, and ginger.

Dark Rum and Navy Rum: These  may have been aged for a long time in wooden casks, or that ageing period could have been much shorter, or it could be unaged. Some or even all of its colour may have been artificially added.

Gold Rum:  That golden hue could come from the casks (usually bourbon) the rum was aged in. It could come from additional colouring like caramel. It could be both. 

Learn something new? Get ready to learn more with the best rum tasting kit!