The Highest Rated Rums From October

These 10 rums took home the highest scores from the Tasting Table in October!
Nov 01, 2016
  • 10
    10 Big Spring Spirits Spiced Rum
    84
    Spicy
    This unaged rum is made from "Caribbean Fancy Molasses" in a LEED Gold-certified Pennsylvania distillery. "Natural flavor and caramel color" have been added, resulting in a light topaz color.
  • 9
    9 The Rum Society No. 62
    85
    Hogo & Oily
    The Rum Society is a recent entrant into the rum space, with a most unusual background. Produced by Pernod Ricard’s Absolut division in Sweden, the three numerically dubbed expressions (#40, #62, and #65) are pot-stilled, mostly unaged, offered in limited release, and targeted at rum geeks. The #62 is a blend of unaged pot still rums from Guyana, Jamaica, and Barbados.
  • 8
    8 Big Spring Spirits Barrel-Aged Rum
    85
    Woody
    This rum is made from "Caribbean Fancy Molasses" in a LEED Gold-certified Pennsylvania distillery. It's aged in new oak for one year, and the resultant color is dark straw.
  • 7
    7 Maggie's Farm Airline Overproof Rum
    85
    Floral
    This Pennsylvania distillery uses 100% turbinado, a raw sugar rather than a processed molasses. A 100ml bottle at 140-proof meets the maximum allowance for alcohol content and volume set forth by the Transportation Security Administration for personal carry-on of beverage alcohol aboard commercial aircraft in the United States, hence the name. Note: This is sold in 100ml sized bottles.
  • 6
    6 The Rum Society No. 65
    86
    Fruity
    The Rum Society is a recent entrant into the rum space, with a most unusual background. Produced by Pernod Ricard’s Absolut division in Sweden, the three numerically dubbed expressions (#40, #62, and #65) are pot-stilled, mostly unaged, offered in limited release, and targeted at rum geeks. The #65 is a blend of aged and unaged pot still rums from Guyana, Barbados, and Trinidad. Some have indicated that previously unused 10 Cane distillate from Trinidad may be part of this rum.
  • 5
    5 Writers Block Mint & Lime Flavored Rum
    88
    Herbal
    Writers Block is made from pure cane molasses and is distilled in a copper pot-still. After the second distillation it is infused with mint & lime and distilled a third time. The result is crystal clear.
  • 4
    4 Barbados Rum 11 Year Berrys' Finest (Berry Bros. & Rudd)
    88
    Fruity & Rich
    Berrys’ Own Selections is a spirits program founded by Berry Brothers & Rudd, one of London’s oldest Wine and Spirits Merchants. The spirits are curated from around the world and bottled in England. The Barbados 11 year rum is distilled from molasses using a combination of continuous and pot stills at Foursquare Distillery, which occupies the site of a former sugar factory dating back to 1636.
  • 3
    3 Big Spring Spirits Rum
    89
    Fruity
    This unaged rum is made from "Caribbean Fancy Molasses" in a LEED Gold-certified Pennsylvania distillery. It is crystal clear and bottled at 40% ABV.
  • 2
    2 The Rum Society No. 40
    90
    Hogo & Woody
    The Rum Society is a recent entrant into the rum space, with a most unusual background. Produced by Pernod Ricard’s Absolut division in Sweden, the three numerically dubbed expressions (#40, #62, and #65) are pot-stilled, mostly unaged, offered in limited release, and targeted at rum geeks. The #40 is unaged pot still rum from the Versailles single wooden pot-still in Guyana.
  • 1
    1 Novo Fogo Graciosa Cachaça
    92
    Woody & Spicy
    A special release for 2016, this cachaça is certified organic and distilled at a zero-waste facility near Brazil's Atlantic Rainforest. Blended and bottled at 42% ABV, Novo Fogo Graciosa Cachaça benefits from double barreling—primarily aging 2 years in used oak, followed by an 18-month finishing in Brazil nut barrels. Also known as castanheira do Pará, it is one of the oldest and largest trees in the rainforest, growing past 3 feet in diameter and living 500 years or more.