10 Best Rum Brands January 2015

Check out the following list to find a leading rum brand with an excellent taste. Since selecting quality rum is best left to the experts, you can rely on this list to sample one or more of the 10 best rum labels on the market. Drink rum manufactured from sugar cane and coconut or rum that is distilled in oak barrels. The scents and complex flavors satisfy your palate and sooth your mind. You can even select rum made with citrus peels, butterscotch or pears. If you want to experience the best rum, try a label on this list. The companies below have been reviewed based on a wide range of qualitative and quantitative statistics. In some cases, variable listing fees effect position on this list; however only highly-regarded firms are accepted through our review analysis. Learn more about our ranking process here.

 Leading Rum Label Logo: Ron Zacapa Rum
#1 of 10 Top Rum Labels

Ron Zacapa Rum

Zacapa, Guatemala

#1 of 10 Best Rum Labels of 2015 - Few rums in the world can compare to the dynamic flavors found in bottles of Ron Zacapa Rum. Available in two different blends, both have a rustic and almost hearty flavor with a full body that makes each one perfect for enjoying with a cigar or a rich dessert. Aged in older wood barrels that impart smokiness, sweetness and spiciness into each bottle, Zacapa rums are the ultimate adventure for rum lovers. Choose between Zacapa 23 with its sweet and fruity notes of raisins and butterscotch or Zacapa XO with its spicy and sweet notes that come from aging in cognac barrels.

 Top Rum Label Logo: Motu Rum
#2 of 10 Leading Rum Labels

Motu Rum

Ponce, Puerto Rico

#2 of 10 Top Rum Labels of 2015 - The tropical and exotic flavors of the South Pacific come to life in each and every bottle of Motu Rum. Designed for those who love a rum that has some sweet notes, this rum tastes delicious on its own or when used in a fruity and tropical drink. Aging the rum in the same French oak barrels that cognac goes in creates an intense drink. Made from fermented sugar cane, the sweetness of the rum blends nicely with the after notes of spice and nuts that come from the environment of the islands. Delicious and refreshing are just two words to describe this rum.

 Top Rum Label Logo: Maximo Extra Anejo Rum
#3 of 10 Best Rum Labels

Maximo Extra Anejo Rum

Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

#3 of 10 Best Rum Labels of 2015 - Maximo Extra Anejo Rum has an alcohol content by volume of 40%. It originates from Cuba. The clear bottle allows the amber color of the rum to shine through. This is a rum that is rich and intense. Some of the tasting notes include dark chocolate, vanilla and dried fruits. The smoky aroma gives way to the sweetness of the rum after it is enjoyed. It is a rum that is best sipped slowly to enjoy the full flavors.

 Leading Rum Label Logo: Vizcaya Rum
#4 of 10 Top Rum Labels

Vizcaya Rum

Vizcaya, Dominican Republic

#4 of 10 Leading Rum Labels of 2015 - Award-winning and created using a recipe that has been handcrafted throughout generations – Vizcaya Rum is refined, exquisite, and sophisticated, encouraging connoisseurs to sip and savor, rather than guzzle and gulp. This rum is distilled in miniature batches, honoring traditional methods that are centuries-old. The process includes fermenting and aging sugar cane extracts within oaken barrels, then combining the liquid with spices for a deep, rich fragrance and flavor. Vizcaya Rum is warm and honeyed to a beautiful mahogany, conveying a creamy, silken flavor before ever touching taste buds. The rum’s fragrance is even moreso appealing, brimming with cinnamon, vanilla, ginger, and clove overtones.

 Top Rum Label Logo: DonQ Gran Anejo Rum
#5 of 10 Top Rum Labels

DonQ Gran Anejo Rum

Ponce, Puerto Rico

#5 of 10 Top Rum Labels of 2015 - DonQ Gran Anejo Rum contains several kinds of rums that give the dink a unique flavor. The rums have been aged between three and 12 years to give a balanced mixture of old and new. You will find that there are notes that are dry and sweet. It's a beverage you can enjoy with or without ice. There is a caramel color to the beverage. It contains 40% alcohol by volume. This rum is produced in Puerto Rico.

 Top Rum Label Logo: Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
#6 of 10 Best Rum Labels

Cruzan Single Barrel Rum

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

#6 of 10 Leading Rum Labels of 2015 - Cruzan Single Barrel Rum is a delicate blend of multiple rums that have been aged anywhere from five to 12 years. After they have been aged, they are transferred to oak casks for one more year so that they have an earthy flavor. Each bottle is numbered. The color of the rum looks like sweet tea. The notes of the rum are smooth with an aroma that is reminiscent of walking through a wooded area.

 Leading Rum Label Logo: Ron Barceló Rum
#7 of 10 Best Rum Labels

Ron Barceló Rum

San Pedro de Macorós, Dominican Republic

#7 of 10 Leading Rum Labels of 2015 - Ron Barceló Rum is a drink that is made in the Dominican Republic. There are no separations in the color of the rum, and you will see that it is darker in color. This is a spicy beverage with a prominent note of apples. You will also find flavors of caramel, nutmeg and a hint of leather. It can be compared to a slice of ginger cake. The main ingredient in the rum is molasses to give it the darker color and sweeter taste.

 Best Rum Label Logo: Rogue Dark Rum
#8 of 10 Leading Rum Labels

Rogue Dark Rum

Independence, Oregon

#8 of 10 Top Rum Labels of 2015 - Honeyed to a smooth golden – Rogue Dark Rum combines the fragrance of fresh, sensuous ingredients with the flavors of well-aged, perfected spirits. In a combination of sugar cane, champagne yeast, and coastal water, this rum embodies what it is to be a smooth, decadent brew. The aromas and flavors are mixed with overtones of toffee, butterscotch, and brown sugar, as well as undertones of spices, sweet oak, and roasted nuts. Each bottle of Rogue Dark Rum is 80-proof with a slight, warming tingle that tantalizes from taste buds to tummy. Plus, each batch of rum is well-aged to honey-hued perfection in old, oaken whiskey barrels.

 Best Rum Label Logo: Kinkynero Dark Rum
#9 of 10 Best Rum Labels

Kinkynero Dark Rum

Sydney, Australia

#9 of 10 Leading Rum Labels of 2015 - Australian-produced and brimming with delicious flavor - Kinkynero Dark Rum is a distinctive, honey-hued beverage with the aromatic qualities of brown sugar, sweet confections, cedar, and oak. The texture, fragrance, and flavors are smooth and semi-sweet, with toasted vanilla and likewise soft spices and extracts that linger from taste buds to stomach. Kinkynero Dark Rum is 80-proof with a 37.5% alcohol content, attributing to a light and slow tingle with each sip. The ingredients within this rum consist of combined sugar cane extracts, molasses, and caramel. The texture is tangible and silky, reminiscent of spiked punches from the beautiful Caribbean.

 Best Rum Label Logo: Santa Teresa Selecto Rum
#10 of 10 Best Rum Labels

Santa Teresa Selecto Rum

Santa Teresa, Venezuela

#10 of 10 Leading Rum Labels of 2015 - Santa Teresa Selecto Rum is a rum that was founded in 1796. It is one of the premier rums of Venezuela. One of the things that the company likes to do is add magic to the drinking experience. Super premium blends are aged as long as 80 years. Most of the drinks that you will find are aged between three and 10 years. This is a rum that has an overall sweet flavor instead of something that is harsh to the taste.

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