Trader Vic's Dark Rum*Image Varies not a choice. Trader Vic's Dark Rum is as dark in the bottle as it is in the glass. Made as a mixing rum for Tiki cocktails, the rum is a blend of West Indies rum. Despite being comprised of caramel, molasses, and vanilla the body is rich while not being too sweet. Trader Vic's Dark Rum boasts a rather complex flavor. It's darker appearance is just like the sweetness found with this rum going down smooth.