The Highest Rated Rums From October

These 10 rums took home the highest scores from the Tasting Table in October!
Nov 01, 2016
  • 10
    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
    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.
  • 8
    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.
  • 7
    Cane and Abe rum is created by fermenting domestically-grown dark brown cane sugar. It is distilled in a copper pot-still at the Old Sugar Distillery in Madison, Wisconsin founded in 2010. The rum is then aged in new and used American oak barrels before being blended to proof and bottled.
  • 6
    Hotel Tango Artisan Distillery is located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Owned by Hillary and Travis Barnes this operation is currently (as of August 2016) the only disabled veteran-operated distillery. Using a custom copper-still they produce a gin, vodka, and rum. The rum is produced using molasses and sugarcane and fermented for five days before being distillation. Bottled at 45% ABV.
  • 5
    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.
  • 4
    Spicy & Fruity
    Using a combination of table grade molasses and granulated sugar for fermentation the rum is created using a custom copper pot-still. The rum is then aged for an unspecified amount of time in used bourbon barrels and blended with natural spices and flavors. In the bottle and glass the rum has a dark amber color. Agitating the liquid creates a thick band with slow-moving legs that release in waves before evaporating.
  • 3
    In 1888, a group of Cane farmers got together in Bundaberg, Southern Queensland, Australia and formed the Bundaberg Distilling Company. In 1889 the first bottles of their rum was released into the market place. Bundaberg Underproof rum is twice distilled from molasses, the rum is then aged for a minimum of two years before being blended and bottled at 37% ABV.
  • 2
    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.
  • 1
    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.