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Rhum Barbancourt 8

Rhum Barbancourt 8

We've talked about aged rums, and we've talked about agricole rums. Here's one that neatly splits the difference between the two styles.
Overall Rating: ★★☆


Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum

Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum

An affordable and quality-made rum that doesn't need to bludgeon you with sugar to get its point across. A nice change!
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Rum

Ron Zacapa Centenario 23 Rum

An interesting bottle in that it comes to us with something of a (*gasp*)... storied reputation. And yet, I do think it's decently good stuff.
Overall Rating: ★★☆ 
 

Angostura 7 Rum

Angostura 7 Rum

There's a glut of good rums on the market that lie beyond most of the familiar names. Here's one more that's shelfworthy.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum

Bacardi Oakheart Spiced Rum

Not as bad as I expected. Still not great, but when we're talking about Bacardi, even a backhanded compliment is a reason to celebrate.
Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Kirk and Sweeney 23-Year Rum

Kirk and Sweeney 23-Year Rum

Aged rum can be stupidly cheap. However, an age statement of more than two decades carries some hefty expectations, regardless of price. In this respect alone the Kirk and Sweeney falls short.
Overall Rating: ★★☆

El Dorado 5 Rum

El Dorado 5 Rum

A fair mixer and a serviceable sipping rum if you're not paying too close attention. The rum rub: you can get a lot better than the ED-5 for not very much more.
Overall Rating: ★☆☆

El Dorado 15 Rum

El Dorado 15 Rum

Supposing that you're a brown liquor drinker with a bit of a sweet tooth, I don't think you're going to find too many rums that are flat-out better than this. And the cost? Well, sometimes life is full of unexpected surprises. Overall Rating: ★★★

Atlantico Platino Rum

Atlantico Platino Rum

White rums are pretty boring. At least I thought so before I snagged a bottle of this. Proving yourself wrong is rarely this enjoyable.  Overall Rating: ★★★

Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Kraken Black Spiced Rum

Well, it's certainly a pretty package, and if we weren't spoiled for choice in the rum category, I'd probably pick it up more often.  
Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Rhum Clement VSOP

Rhum Clement VSOP

You may not have ever heard of an agricole rum. No time like the present to learn, and no better bottle than this to learn from. At the end of the day it might not be your thing, but it gets a thumbs-up from me.  Overall Rating: ★★☆

Bacardi Superior Rum

Bacardi Superior Rum

I'll be honest: if this stuff is superior rum, I'm having a really hard time trying to think of a single rum that it's actually superior to.  Overall Rating: 

Plantation "Stiggin's Fancy" Pineapple Rum

Plantation "Stiggin's Fancy" Pineapple Rum

Pineapple rum used to be a thing. Then it waned in popularity. Now it's back thanks to Plantation and author David Wondrich, who are doing the lord's work.  Overall Rating: ★★★

Appleton Estate White Rum

Appleton Estate White Rum

Well, it isn't bad, but it's certainly one of the most boring rums I've had. I'd call it vanilla, but that would give readers the false hope of it tasting like something.  Overall Rating: ★☆☆

Atlantico Private Cask Rum

Atlantico Private Cask Rum

A rum you've probably never heard of at a quality and price point that will make you take notice. Thanks, Dominican Republic! 
Overall Rating: ★★☆