High Quality Aged Rums

If you're starting to suffer from price tag fatigue on whiskey shelves, maybe try picking up some of these top notch (and affordable) aged rums!
Jan 17, 2017
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    10 Angostura Cask Collection No. 1 Rum
    92
    Sweet & Rich
    This limited edition rum from the House of Angostura pays homage to Don Carlos Siegert, son of the brand's founder, Dr. Johann Gottlieb Benjamin Siegert, who came up with the original recipe for their famous bitters. Found notes suggest Don Carlos had envisioned a blend such as this one that never came to fruition. It's a blend of 8 and 10 year old rums that spend 12 months in first fill ex-bourbon casks.
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    9 Foursquare Port Cask Finish
    92
    Sweet & Rich
    Foursquare Distillery, located in St. Philip, Barbados, is one of the stalwarts of Caribbean rum production. This release, conceived by 4th generation distiller Richard Seale, is a throwback to a time in early rum production when rum was transported in used sherry and port barrels. In this instance, the rum, produced in a combination of column and pot stills, was aged 3 years in ex-bourbon barrels and an additional 6 years in ex-port barrels.
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    8 Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Rum
    93
    Fruity & Sweet
    The Extra Old was released to mark Alexandre Gabriel’s 20th anniversary at the helm of Cognac Ferrand. The Extra Old showcases Plantation’s oldest Bajan rum reserves, aged for 12-20 years in bourbon casks. The selected rums are blended at Château de Bonbonnet in France and finished in small French oak casks for 12-18 months.
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    7 Hamilton Saint Lucian Pot Still Rum 2006
    94
    Rich & Roast
    Ed Hamilton the mastermind behind the Hamilton rum line wanted to create a line of rums that consumers could go online and study all aspects of its rum production. This Saint Lucian rum was created by fermenting molasses and was distilled in a Vendome Pot Still at the Saint Lucia Distillery. It was then aged for 7 years in used bourbon barrels before being shipped to the U.S. for blending and bottling.
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    6 Panamá-Pacific Rum 9-Year
    94
    Fruity
    Panamá-Pacific Rum is the brainchild of San Francisco-based Haas Brothers, an importer, marketer and merchant of distilled spirits since 1851. Estate-grown sugarcane is harvested from the renowned Panameño growing region of La Provincia de Herrera, then small batches of molasses are fermented using special proprietary yeast strains. The mash is distilled in an antique Coffey copper column-still and rested in American oak casks.
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    5 El Dorado 15 Year Rum
    94
    Sweet & Rich
    El Dorado has been produced at Demerara Distillers Limited since 1992 on Guyana. The 15 Year is a blend of aged demerara rums, some as old as 25 years, made in different styles of stills - Enmore and Diamond Coffey stills, Port Mourant double-wooden-pot-still and Versailles single-wooden-pot-still. The rums are blended and aged in ex-bourbon casks.
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    4 Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum
    94
    Sweet & Rich
    This is the Venezuelan distillery’s flagship rum, called “exclusiva” as a tribute to their 18th century founder Don Juancho Nieto Meléndez, who was always in search of exclusive flavors for his rums. It’s a blend of 12 year old copper pot-still rums made from both molasses and sugarcane honey, aged in ex-bourbon barrels.
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    3 Don Q Signature Release Single Barrel 2005
    95
    Woody & Rich
    The first in a line of new vintage products from Don Q. This 2005 vintage is a single barrel product aged in used American bourbon barrels. In an effort to stay true to their endeavor of creating a true single barrel product the rum is only blended with water for proofing and no other rums are used in the blending process.
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    2 Chairman's Reserve The Forgotten Casks Rum
    95
    Woody & Roast
    In May of 2007 Saint Lucia Distillery experienced a major fire. In the chaos that happened during the aftermath, this rum was forgotten for a time by the cellar master. When it was discovered it was decided to make a special blend in commemoration of the event. The rum is a blend of Coffey still and continuous -still distillate; it is aged separately according to still type in former bourbon and Tennessee whiskey barrels before being married together in oak to complete the aging process for an additional 5 years. All told, the rums are aged from 7-12 years.
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    1 Panamá-Pacific Rum 23-Year
    96
    Woody
    Panamá-Pacific Rum is named for the 1915 Panama-Pacific International Exposition, which celebrated the completion of the Panama Canal and the rebuilding of post-earthquake San Francisco. Distilled at the famed Ingenio San Carlos (“Las Cabras”) distillery, the rum is initially rested in Kentucky bourbon casks for three years. Rum selections that are approved for an extended maturation are transferred into exhausted Tennessee whiskey barrels for further aging. Panamá-Pacific notes that the age statement reflects the youngest rum in the blend, not just a portion of it.