Our Favorite Rums From March 2017

A lot of bottles of rum come through our doors. We mean a lot. Out of all of them, these ten were our favorites from last month!
Apr 03, 2017
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    10 Roaring Dan's Maple Flavored Rum
    80
    Sweet
    This rum is distilled from fermented grade A molasses, but on the second distillation, maple syrup is added. The maple syrup is also locally sourced (Cumberland, Wisconsin). Roaring Dan is named after Dan Seavey, a pirate in the Great Lakes who infamously stole a schooner named the Nellie Johnson back in 1908 which was loaded with lumber. He was able to board the ship and got the crew drunk before throwing them overboard. When finally caught, he claimed he won the ship in a poker game.
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    9 Clarke's Court #37 Blend Aged Rum
    82
    Rich
    #37 was created by Clarke's Court to celebrate the 300th anniversary of the town of St. Georges, Grenada. The Grenada Sugar Factory began producing rum in 1937 and #37 commemorates the foundation of the company. The rums were known as Tradewinds and Red Neck before the Clarke's Court brand was established. The rum is aged for eight years in oak barrels, blended, and then returned to oak barrels for the second maturation. Each bottle is individually numbered at the time the rum is bottled.
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    8 Aguardiente Antioqueño
    83
    Spicy & Herbal
    Colombia's national alcoholic beverage is Aguardiente. To them, it is an anise-flavored liqueur made with highly rectified rum. Antioqueño is the best selling Aguardiente in Colombia and in the world for that matter.
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    7 St. Petersburg Distillery Old St. Pete Rum & Spice
    85
    Sweet & Rich
    St. Petersburg Distillery sets out to create spirits that celebrate its home state of Florida with labels that reflect the vintage appeal of the Sunshine State. Old St. Pete uses small-batch, pot-still rum mixed with high quality spices. It's released at a slightly higher proof to hold its own in cocktails.
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    6 Maggie's Farm Queen's Share Bourbon Barrel-Aged
    86
    Woody & Mineral
    Maggie's Farm Queen Share rum line is created by re-distilling the tail runs from their regular rum line. The rums are distilled from fermented turbinado sugar. This particular expression is aged in lightly-toasted bourbon barrels for 17 months before bottling. The proof for their Queen's Share line varies, but is generally around 56% to 58% ABV.
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    5 Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole
    86
    Floral & Fruity
    In the northwest region of Martinique is the home of Depaz family estate close to the city of Saint-Pierre. There the family cultivates the blue sugarcane used to make their rhum. The estate was founded in 1651, and after being destroyed by a volcanic eruption of Mount Pelée in 1902, it was rebuilt by the Depaz family in 1915. The family produces their products at such a high standard that they have earned the coveted Appelation d’Origine Controlee (AOC) designation for excellence. The Rhum is aged in custom oak casks and blended using no additives, a condition of their AOC award. Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole is released in limited batches at 90-proof for the U.S. market.
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    4 Taconic Distillery Rolling Hills Rum
    87
    Woody
    Taconic Distillery's Hudson Valley facility produces primarily bourbon and other whiskeys. The single rum, like all their spirits featuring a label with Copper, the family foxhound, is made from molasses, aged two years in bourbon barrels, then their own rye barrels. It is cut to proof with estate spring water.
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    3 Maggie's Farm Queen's Share Unaged Rum
    88
    Sweet & Spicy
    Maggie's Farm Queen Share rum line is created by re-distilling the tail runs from their regular rum line. The rums are distilled from fermented turbinado sugar. Proof may vary by bottling but is generally around 58% ABV. This is bottled unaged.
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    2 Ord River Orverproof Rum
    89
    Fruity & Sweet
    Built on Spike’s farm inside the Ord River Valley in Kununurra, Hoochery Distillery is a small pot distillery, and the oldest distillery in Western Australia. The distillery uses local sugar cane, water and yeast to make their Ord River Overproof Rum with a total distilling capacity of just over 50,000 bottles of rum each year. The rum itself is charcoal-filtered, with maturation in barrel that will go on to mature Spike's Raymond B Whisky. This tasting was completed using a bottle from Vat 35, bottled on 07/23/2015. Note: This is currently only available in Australia.
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    1 Foursquare 2004 Single Blended Rum
    96
    Rich & Woody
    Foursquare Rum Distillery is located in St. Phillip, Barbados. Owned and operated by fourth generation distiller, Richard Seale, this distillery produces some of the most distinguished brands in Barbados. Released in September 2015, this rum is part of a new line of vintage releases by the distillery. It was created by distilling molasses using a combination of pot and column stills. These rums were combined and aged for eleven years using ex-bourbon casks.