The Best Rums We Tried In February 2017

A huge number of rums came across our desk in February, but these 10 were our favorites!
Feb 28, 2017
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    Fruity & Sweet
    This Peach Mango Rum is distilled by Prichard's Distillery in Tennessee. The molasses used was sourced from Louisiana and distilled in traditional copper pot-stills. This 70 proof, flavored rum is infused with all-natural peaches and mangoes.
  • 9
    Roast & Woody
    The Tommy Bahama Corporation commissioned the Foursquare Rum Distillery in Barbados to create their Silver and Gold rum. Aged for a minimum of three years in used American Oak bourbon barrels.
  • 8
    Fruity & Sweet
    The Tommy Bahama corporation commissioned the Foursquare Rum distillery to produce its Silver and Gold rum. Foursquare uses a blend of copper pot and column-still rums to create their products.
  • 7
    Sergeant Classick uses a copper alembic pot still obtained from Jean-Louis Stupfler in Bordeaux, France, which in most cases would have traveled a considerably shorter distance to a nearby Cognac distillery. Instead, it went to Mountain View, California, in the San Francisco Bay Area. Once there, Sergeant Classick is made from 100% Hawaiian molasses, sourced from the last remaining sugar mill on the island of Kauai. Sergeant Classick is named after master distiller Dave Classick Sr., a Vietnam War veteran.
  • 6
    Spicy & Sweet
    Driftwood Dream starts out as a pot-distilled white rum but then takes a left turn through aging in toasted applewood barrels. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, ginger and other spices are added, and the spirit gets a dose of additional base molasses at the end.
  • 5
    The color is light straw deriving from the spirit's one year of aging in new, charred Missouri oak. As are all of the rums, this one is double-distilled in a stainless reflux still with optional double column capable of various configurations.
  • 4
    Second sight is produced in northern Kentucky by two veterans of the Las Vegas show scene. They employ a 50-gallon copper still (surmounted by a "turban" to suggest seeing into the future), attached to a six-plate column. Molasses is the base of choice.
  • 3
    Rich & Earthy
    Produced at the first legal distillery on Cape Cod since prohibition, Twenty Boat Cape Cod Amber is handcrafted at the site of Truro Vineyards. It consists of American organic sugarcane and is aged in chardonnay barrels. The name Twenty Boat refers to a 1930 event in which the twenty boats kept watch in Provincetown in an effort to capture a rum runner.
  • 2
    Roast & Herbal
    From the French Caribbean island of Martinique, this rhum agricole was distilled from freshly pressed sugarcane juice from Rhum J.M's own fields in July of 2001. It was then aged in 200 liter barrels before being bottled in October 2011.
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    Sweet & Spicy
    St. Petersburg Distillery was founded by brothers Steve iafrate and Dominic iafrate, Jr. (lowercase "i" not a typo) to celebrate their pride of the Sunshine State. This is the "Oak" half of the Oak and Palm line from the distillery, a rum made with spices from the Middle East and added caramel coloring.