British rums are largely distilled on the former British colonies of Jamaica, Barbados, the Bahamas, Antigua & Barbuda, and Trinidad & Tobago. They are made using pot stills and always made from a molasses base. The combination leads to a lot of hogo or funk. Like, many other rums, they often employ the famed dunder pits only adding to the situation.
They tend to be higher proof including the notorious Navy Strength rums. Not a gimmick, these spirits thrive and higher proofs with full flavors emerging.
Quick Sips: British rums are marked by lots of heat on the nose. The flavor profile is almost always dominated by intense maple syrup, baking spices, tropicals flavors, and lots of that funk.