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Since the holidays are here, I thought I would write something about what I think my top ten rums would be. So I hope this helps you out getting some new rum for someone for the holidays, or for yourself.
These rums are in no real order, just all good rums!
#1 Bacardi 8 year
This is a hidden gem among the rum world, it has a name that most people recognize with “cheap, bad tasting rum”. But this is a delicious sipping rum, highly recommended.
#2 Cruzan Single Barrel
A lovely sipping rum from Cruzan. Single Barrel means that they empty a cask of rum into bottles and there is no blending of different casks. There is a barrel number and a bottle number on each bottle. So you know this is unique.
#3 Diplomatico Reserva
Diplomatico rums are from Venezuela. They have a rich history in rum making and sipping this one proves them right.
#4 Panama Red
Panama Red is a newer overproof rum in the market. It might be hard to get, but as an overproof rum, it is an amazing, delicious rum. Don’t be scared away from this great sipping overproof rum.
#5 Ron Abuelo 12 year
Ron Abuelo is another one from Panama. This rum has great complexity to it. Always an experience when sipping it.
#6 Ron Matusalem Clasico
An authentic rum from Cuba with an interesting history. Grab a bottle, pour a glass and read up on this great rum.
#7 Appleton Estates 12 Year
A classic rum from Jamaica, another complex rum always worth sipping with friends.
#8 Mount Gay XO
From the oldest rum distillery in the world, comes a great semi-complex rum. It deserves your favorite glass and a comfy chair.
#9 Diplomatico Hacienda Saruro
Another rum from Diplomatico, but now a savoury spiced rum. If you like Drambuie, then you love this one.
#10 The Lash
Not your average spiced rum. This is a connoisseurs spiced rum. Don’t bring this rum down with cola, it just needs your favorite rum glass.
That is my holiday list of great rums. I hope you enjoy this and this helps you out.
Happy Holidays from