The Top Community Rated Rums From Last Week

These rums were rated the most by the Distiller community last week.
Jun 22, 2020
  • 10
    10 Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum
    72
    3.27
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 120 )
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    Sweet & Rich
    The Captain Morgan Black Spiced Rum is this massively popular brand's entry into the black rum arena. It spends some time in oak, sees some color additives, and is bottled at a higher proof than the standard Captain Morgan Spiced Rum.
  • 9
    9 Ron Abuelo 12 Años
    92
    4.01
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 148 )
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    Sweet & Rich
    Ron Abuelo is produced at Panama's Varela Hermanos S.A. distillery in Pesé. 12 Años is selected from rums aged in ex-bourbon and white oak barrels, which benefit from the effects of the tropical heat. It should be noted that the distillery was the first in Panama to stop the practice of burning sugarcane fields before harvest and are committed to other green/eco-friendly initiatives.
  • 8
    8 Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
    69
    3.21
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 328 )
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    Woody & Tart
    This popular spiced rum is produced by Sailor Jerry Ltd., a company founded to honor the sailor-turned-tattoo artist, Norman “Sailor Jerry” Collins. It is a blend of Caribbean rums that are infused with spices and natural flavorings including vanilla and cinnamon.
  • 7
    7 Bacardí Reserva Ocho 8 Year
    83
    3.49
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 157 )
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    Sweet & Rich
    Bacardí Reserva Ocho is a gold rum which matures for a minimum of 8 years. The Reserva Ocho was first created in 1862 and enjoyed by the family for seven generations before it was released to the public. Note: Product repackaged with updated name in spring 2018 from Bacardí 8 Year to Bacardí Reserva Ocho
  • 6
    6 Plantation XO 20th Anniversary Rum
    93
    4.38
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 502 )
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    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.
  • 5
    5 Plantation Pineapple Stiggins' Fancy Rum
    92
    4.21
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 250 )
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    Fruity & Sweet
    Named for a character in Charles Dickens’ “The Pickwick Papers,” the Pineapple Stiggins’ Fancy Rum began as a one-off collaboration between Alexandre Gabriel and cocktail historian David Wondrich. The demand was strong enough that Plantation made it a proper release. Pineapple rinds are infused with their Plantation 3 Stars Rum for one week, then pot distilled. The fruit is separately steeped in Plantation Original Dark Rum for three months. The two liquids are blended and the resulting Pineapple Rum is rested in casks for three months before bottling.
  • 4
    4 Ron Zacapa 23 Sistema Solera Rum
    92
    4.28
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 1124 )
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    Sweet & Rich
    Ron Zacapa 23 Sistema Solera Rum was first produced in 1976 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the Guatemalan town of Zacapa. It's a rum made from raw sugarcane honey grown on the Zacapa estate high in the hills of Guatemala, extracted from the first pressing of sugarcane juice. It is then fermented using a proprietary strain of pineapple yeast and distilled in a copper-lined column still. After distillation, the rum is aged in a Solera process from a series of casks which once held bourbon, oloroso sherry and Pedro Ximenez sherry. The rums in the blend vary between 6 and 23 years of age.
  • 3
    3 Plantation Barbados 5 Year Rum
    91
    4.0
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 281 )
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    Fruity & Sweet
    Plantation Barbados 5 Year Rum is a blend of pot still and column still Bajan rums that are aged in bourbon casks for 3-4 years in the Caribbean. The blend is then finished in French oak casks at Maison Ferrand’s Château de Bonbonnet in the heart of the Grande Champagne district for 1-2 years more. Note: Formerly called Plantation Grande Reserve 5 Year.
  • 2
    2 Appleton Estate Rare Blend 12 Year Rum
    92
    3.82
    3 out of 5 stars
    ( 358 )
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    Sweet & Rich
    Appleton Estate is one of the oldest brands of rums on the market having been established in 1779. The estate where the sugarcane is harvested, processed, distilled, and aged encompasses over 11,000 acres in Nassau Valley, Jamaica. American ex-bourbon barrels are used for aging, which in this case, is for a minimum of 12 years. Note: This was formerly known as Appleton Estate Extra 12 Year. The name was changed in mid 2015.
  • 1
    1 Ron Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum
    94
    4.42
    4 out of 5 stars
    ( 1200 )
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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.