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15 Best Rum Brands To Drink Right Now | Man of Many

One of the more versatile rum brands on this list, Don Q 151 Rum is a high-strength golden rum, that is aged for up to three years in oak barrels. The result is its signature flavour mix of vanilla, smoke and tobacco flavours. This rum is perfect to make a tropical or Tiki style drink.

1. Don Q 151

This signature blend rum is perhaps Appleton Estate’s best-drop. Using the traditional method, this release is a combination of several rums of different styles and ages. This blend captures the best of each rum giving it complex flavours, perfect on it own or mixed your favourite mixer.

2. Appleton Estate Signature Blend Jamaica

Mount Gay Rum is widely recognised as the oldest rum in the world. Known for its taste and smoothness. Mount Gay Eclipse Rum is aged in charred, American oak barrels for a minimum of two years. Producing a marvellous, semi-sweet Rum that has flavours of apricot, banana and vanilla with a smokey finish. Perfect on it own or mixed your favourite mixer.

3. Mount Gay Eclipse

We know Bacardí for the affordable price points and heavy alcohol content, but the Gran Reserva Limitada is a quality release from one of the world best rum brands. This limited reserve rum is made from a blend of exceptionally old barrel-aged rums of up to 17 years with younger aged rums to produce a rich flavour. Producing flavours of Dry vanilla and dark fruit notes that have an oaky smooth finish. This rum is perfect when just splashed on the rocks.


Another cheaper release that is surprisingly excellent, Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold is made with a secret blend of Caribbean rums, mellow spice and other natural flavours such as vanilla, cardamom and cinnamon. This smooth and medium-bodied rum is aged in charred white oak barrels. Giving it a smooth taste, perfect on its own or mixed.

5. Captain Morgan Original Spiced Gold

Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva is a dark rum and is made from a blend of 20.0% light column distilled rums with 80.0% pot still rums. That is then aged up to 12 years. This blend gives the rum a slight touch of sweetness and a distinctive flavour. perfect with your favourite mixer or on the rocks.

6. Diplomático Reserva Exclusiva Rum

This is possibly one of the most famous white rums in the world. This light and clean spirit is filtered through charcoal and aged in white oak for character. It blends well with other flavours to give an amazing cocktail no matter the mix. Irrespective if you aren’t really a rum drinker, chances are, you’ll find a fantastic cocktail combination to tickle your fancy.

7. Bacardi Carta Blanca Superior White Rum

J.M. XO Tres Vieux Rhum Agricole is an amber coloured rum is aged in re-charred Bourbon barrels. This rum is packed full of flavour with notes of toasted nut, lemon and sage. The flavour palate of this rum includes mango and passion fruit flavours with accents of white pepper, cinnamon and nutmeg. As one of the most well-loved rum brands on the planet, this one is a major winner.

8. J.M. XO Tres Vieux Rhum Agricole

Bundaberg Underproof rum is made from 100 per cent Queensland sugar cane and aged in large Oak vats for a minimum of two years. The aging gives this smooth Australian rum a full well-balanced flavour with hints of caramel and molasses. This rum is perfect on its own with ice or mixed.

9. Bundaberg Underproof Rum

This Barbancourt rum is double distilled in copper pot stills and is aged for eight years in white oak barrels giving it a light amber colour with a classic rum taste. You can smell subtle hints of vanilla, but as you drink you will taste bitter candy with hints of spices topped by ginger and orange peel, with a flavour finish of caramel, licorice, and orange marmalade. Put that all together and you’ve got a major taste sensation from one of the best rum brands in the world.

10. Barbancourt 5 Star Old Rum 8 Years Old

The spirit that launched the Dark n Stormy, Gosling Black Seal rum is a full-flavoured dark rum, made from a combination of rums from both pot and continuous column stills which are aged slowly. This rum had been produced in Bermuda since 1806. As you drink flavour’s jump out, you’ll taste butterscotch, vanilla and caramel. This rum is perfect on its own with ice or mixed.

11. Gosling’s Black Seal Rum 700mL

Bundaberg Rum Small Batch Vintage Barrel is handcrafted by blending the finest Bundaberg Rum with the richest 8-year-old reserves. The release is then aged and matured in 100-year-old Port Barrels, giving the rum exceptional fruit and dessert flavours and the perfect balance of rich caramel and oak. This Rum is perfect when mixed but tastes wonderful when splashed on the rocks.

12. Bundaberg Master Distillers’ Collection Small Batch Vintage Barrel Rum 700mL

Cruzan Single Barrel Rum is made from a unique blend of vintage rums that are aged for up to 12 years and then it is aged a second time for another 6 to 12 months in single white American oak barrels. This double ageing gives Cruzan Single Barrel Rum its signature taste of caramel sweetness and oak with a warm buttery finish. To truly enjoyed this rum sip neat or on the rocks.

13. Cruzan Single Barrel Rum 750mL

Bumbu The Original is an all-natural craft rum which is made with native Caribbean ingredients and the finest sugar cane. The rum is aged for up to 15 years in Grade A oak bourbon barrels. this aging period creates an effortlessly smooth and balanced rum with a mild sweetness and an aroma of Madagascar vanilla, soft caramel and toasted oak.

14. Bumbu Bumbu The Original

Flor de Cañ 12yr is a sugar-free ultra-premium rum that is full-bodied with an amber colour. This rum features the fresh aromas of red fruits, honey and toasted nuts with flavour notes of wood, vanilla and baked apples. The finish is smooth and well-balanced, resulting in a rum that is best enjoyed on the rocks or with a dash of quality sparkling water. Sustainably produced and Fair Trade certified, this is a premium rum from a 5th generation family estate who was recently awarded “Best Rum Producer of the Year” ?in 2017 at the prestigious ‘International Wine and Spirit Awards’.

15. Flor de Cana 12 Year Old

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