Top Rated Spiced Rums

There's the spiced rum you see on most bar shelves, then there are these. Clove, nutmeg, cinnamon, vanilla, and so much more.
Aug 24, 2016
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    10 Wicked Dolphin Spiced Rum
    89
    Sweet
    Wicked Dolphin’s Florida Spiced Rum is spiced using honey, oranges, and undisclosed spices. Some of their aged rum is mixed with the spiced rum to create this bottling.
  • 9
    9 Bristol Black Spiced Rum
    90
    Spicy
    Bristol Spirits, a UK independent rum bottler, is revered for purchasing exceptional casks from rum distilleries, then selling them unadulterated and clearly labeling the provenance. The Bristol Black Spiced is a departure from the norm, as they blend rums from Mauritius and the now defunct Caroni distillery in Trinidad. The spices are a proprietary blend, including blackstrap molasses, salt liquorice, and orange zest.
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    8 Petty's Island Driftwood Dream Spiced Rum
    90
    Spicy & Sweet
    Driftwood Dream starts out as a pot-distilled white rum but then takes a left turn through aging in toasted applewood barrels. Vanilla, cinnamon, clove, ginger and other spices are added, and the spirit gets a dose of additional base molasses at the end.
  • 7
    7 Twenty Boat Cape Cod Spiced Rum
    90
    Herbal & Spicy
    Twenty Boat Cape Cod Amber is handcrafted at the site of Truro Vineyards and is produced at the first legal distillery on Cape Cod since Prohibition. It consists of American organic sugarcane and a blend of spiced sourced from a local Cape Cod spice supplier. Among others, it includes cardamom, vanilla bean, cinnamon, rosehip, anise, lemon and orange peels, allspice, nutmeg, and chai.
  • 6
    6 Green Island Spiced Gold Rum
    90
    Spicy
    Using their Superior Light Rum as a base, Green Island produces their Spiced Gold expression. The spice blend that they use is not disclosed. This molasses-based Mauritian rum is available for sale in the UK and other European markets.
  • 5
    5 The Devil's Own Spiced Rum
    91
    Fruity
    Exhibiting a mid-caramel color derived from barrel aging, the molasses and cane sugar--based spirit has been twice distilled in a reflux still with an optional double column that can be variously configured. The final spirit is infused with pineapple, coconut, vanilla and other spices.
  • 4
    4 Crusoe Organic Spiced Rum
    92
    Spicy
    Crusoe's spiced rum is produced from "organic molasses and sugarcane", the distillate is micro-oxygenated, and "hand crushed and sliced" allspice, cinnamon, clove, nutmeg , vanilla and "hand zested" California oranges are added.
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    3 Siesta Key Distiller's Reserve Spiced
    92
    Spicy & Rich
    True to its name, Siesta Key Distiller's Reserve Spiced, started out as a small batch rum distilled especially for the distiller's friends and family. This rum is aged using the traditional solera method where the barrels are never fully emptied. The rum is flavored with real spices and honey. It is currently only available to purchase at the Drum Circle distillery tasting room starting around July of each year while supplies last.
  • 2
    2 Pink Pigeon Vanilla Spiced Rum
    92
    Sweet & Rich
    This rum is produced from molasses and is unaged. It is infused with Bourbon Vanilla from Madagascar and Reunion Islands and orange peel and orchid leaves also from Reunion. The isle of Mauritius, where this rum is made, is also home to the pink pigeon bird where it is rare and endangered.
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    1 Liberty Call San Diego County Spiced Rum
    94
    Spicy
    Liberty Call redistills its white rum for this product, then infuses it with a basket of spices, including clove and nutmeg, that's refreshed periodically. "Best of hearts only" are said to be used. The rum is then "rested" in toasted and charred oak with a "splash" of handmade caramel added.