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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    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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    Sweet & Rich
    Diplomático rums are produced in Venezuela at a facility that prides itself on its environmental initiatives as it practices traditional methods of rum production. This Reserva is made from rums averaging 8 years old. It's a dark gold-colored rum made from a similar composition of Diplomático’s blanco, with a 50/50 blend of molasses-based rum distilled in column-stills and sugarcane rums distilled in copper pots; it is aged in used bourbon barrels.
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    Sweet & Fruity
    “Añejo” is actually somewhat of a misnomer for this rum. Though it has the appearance of an older marque, it’s actually the youngest in the brand’s range, using rums averaging 2 - 4 years old, slightly younger than their Blanco. It’s predominantly made from light rum made from molasses and produced in continuous column stills blended with heavy rum made from sugar cane honey (a dark syrup made by filtering and then boiling the water out of the sugar cane juice).. That is distilled in copper pot stills, then aged in used bourbon barrels.
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    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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    Sweet & Rich
    This rum bottling previously had no age statement, but was widely known to have been aged at least 10 years. This Bajan rum is distilled at the Foursquare Distillery and adds no sugar pre-bottling. The packaging must be noted as it is black glass and appears to be melting.
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    This Bajan rum is distilled at the Foursquare Distillery, an independent distillery owned by the Seale family. Doorly's was a rum brand that had been established on the island in the 1920's. In the 1990's the Seale family acquired the brand. The rum is made from a combination of pot and column-still rums and is aged in refill bourbon barrels.
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    Sweet & Spicy
    The Maison Ferrand house has selected rums from the Caribbean for a collection known as Plantation Rums. Some of the rums are vintage-dated and list the country of origin in the name of the product. This Grenadan rum was distilled and aged in 2004 before being transported to Cognac for re-casking and further aging in ex-cognac barrels before bottling.
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    Sweet & Rich
    This rum was distilled in Barbados in 2000 and is a blend of pot and column-still rums. Ex-American whiskey and ex-sherry casks were used for the initial aging before being transported to France. The Plantation rums are then re-casked and aged in Cognac in former cognac casks in their cellars in Cognac.
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    Distilled in the Dominican Republic, this rum is then aged in a solera system. Ron Matusalem was founded in Cuba, but the family that owned the brand fled in the 1950's due to the Castro regime. It has been made in the Domincan Republic ever since. Note: The Solera 7 is not currently available in the US.
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    Fruity & Sweet
    The El Dorado rums are distilled at the Demerara Distillers Limited (DDL) in Guyana from molasses sourced from 100% Demerara sugar. They have acquired quite a few different stills from closed distilleries on the island and use a combination of them for each marque. The 8 year uses four different types of stills including an Enmore wooden column-still and a two column-metal-Coffey still. The rum is blended and aged in ex-whiskey barrels.