The Top Rums From December

These ten rums took home the highest scores in December!
Dec 29, 2016
  • 10
    Mineral & Spicy
    Lyon Distilling Co. distills their rums in batches smaller than 100 bottles per run. Their White Overproof Rum is distilled using sugarcane molasses and is blended to 126 proof for bottling.
  • 9
    Woody & Spicy
    Lyon Distilling Co. produces their rums in batches smaller than 100 bottles per run. Their Sailors Reserve product is aged for an unspecified amount of time before being bottled at 100 proof.
  • 8
    Sweet & Smoky
    The name for this rum is inspired by an island located near Bethlehem, Pennsylvania on the Lehigh River. The Count Seat Spirits Distillery is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania and produces an extensive list of spirits and beers.
  • 7
    Located in Pflugerville, Texas, the Spirit of Texas distillery was created by three friends. They built two custom stills for their distillery. The rum is distilled using molasses and blended to 80 proof.
  • 6
    Marauda Steelpan is a blend of rums from Jamaica, Trinidad, and Guyana, crafted in Amsterdam by renowned rum blenders E&A Scheer. The first words on the label are “Drink straight,” and the rum is up to that task. However, at $35, it’s inexpensive enough for use in cocktails. Per the company, there are no added sugar or additives.
  • 5
    Located in Pflugerville, Texas the Spirits of Texas distillery creates this rum from sugar cane molasses. They use a special process to infuse the pecan flavor.
  • 4
    Oily & Sweet
    Tambourine Mountain’s Sugar Cane spirit comes to us out of one of Australia’s smallest pot-still distilleries, nestled in the Gold Coast Hinterlands. With almost 20 years of experience behind them, Michael and Alla Ward have worked long and hard to bring a large line of spirits and liqueurs that have won awards in Chicago, London and Belgium. The Sugar Cane Spirit is a Cachaça-style spirit, a famed Brazilian spirit drunk either by itself or in cocktails, and is made with copper pot-distillation from local Tambourine Mountain Sugar Cane. Note: Available for purchase at the distillery in 500ml sized bottles.
  • 3
    Roast & Oily
    The aged variant of the Canefire Sugarcane Spirit, their Dark Rum is aged in ex-shiraz French oak barrels for a minimum of 2 years. The still used to produce all Canefire rums is a house made, 1000-L stainless steel reflux, nicknamed “Nick the Stripper”. Availability limited to Australia.
  • 2
    Woody & Mineral
    Seven Fathoms Rum is distilled using molasses from sugarcane grown organically on Grand Cayman of the Cayman Islands. This golden rum matures in American oak barrels that previously held bourbon, submerged 42 feet (or seven fathoms) in the ocean.
  • 1
    Sweet & Rich
    This Gran Reserva Rum is made at El Salvador's first ever rum distillery, Licorera Cihuatán, which sprouted from the nearby Ingenio La Cabaña sugar mill. This is also where its molasses is sourced, showcasing the local sugarcane. Rums are aged up to 8 years in ex-bourbon casks solera-style and selected by Master Blender Luis R. Alvarez.