The Top Rums From December

These ten rums took home the highest scores in December!
Dec 29, 2016
  • 10
    10 Lyon Sailors Reserve Rum
    80
    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.
  • 9
    9 Spirit of Texas Straight Silver Rum
    80
    Sweet
    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.
  • 8
    8 Mount Gay Origin Series Vol. 2 Copper Column
    82
    Sweet
    Mount Gay Rum Origins Series is sold as a pair of two 375-ml bottles. One contains rum distilled in a copper column-still and the other contains rum distilled in a copper pot-still. Both rums are made from the same base ingredients and aged for an unspecified time in the same kind of barrel.
  • 7
    7 Lyon Overproof White Rum
    82
    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.
  • 6
    6 Mount Gay Origin Series Vol. 2 Copper Pot
    84
    Fruity & Sweet
    Mount Gay Rum Origins Series is sold as a pair of two 375-ml bottles. One contains rum distilled in a copper column-still and the other contains rum distilled in a copper pot-still. Both rums are made from the same base ingredients and aged for an unspecified time in the same kind of barrel.
  • 5
    5 County Seat Spirits Sand Island Aged Rum
    86
    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.
  • 4
    4 Marauda Steelpan Rum
    86
    Fruity
    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.
  • 3
    3 Canefire Dark Rum
    86
    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
    2 Ron Cihuatán Gran Reserva Solera 8
    87
    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.
  • 1
    1 Westerhall 10XO Rum
    90
    Smoky & Spicy
    The base rum for this product is sourced from the Angostura Distillery in Trinidad and Tobago. The rum is transported to the Westerhall aging houses in Grenada where it is aged and blended on site. Note: This is not currently available in the U.S.