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Rum Reviews

Find rum reviews, ratings and details on a variety of rum brands we have sampled. You can also explore the highest-rated rums on GAYOT's list of the World's Best Rums and brush up on the basics with our Intro to Rum

Appleton Estate Reserve Blend Rum

Nassau Valley St. Elizabeth Jamaica

Appleton Estate, the oldest sugar estate and distillery in the heart of Jamaica's sugar cane belt, has been producing top-quality rums since at least 1749. 

Appleton Estate 30 Year Old

Nassau Valley St. Elizabeth Jamaica

The revered Jamaican rum producer released less than 1,500 bottles worldwide, so getting hold of one of these rare treasures might be a challenge.

Appleton Estate 21 Year Old

Nassau Valley St. Elizabeth Jamaica

When sipping the Appleton Estate 21 Year Old rum, one can't help but notice the serendipitous scent of green apple on the nose.

Bacardi Reserva Limitada

Over 150 years ago in Santiago de Cuba, Bacardi founder Don Facundo Bacardi began producing the light-bodied, smooth rum that is among the best-selling rums on the market. 

Banks 5 Island Rum

Inspired by the travels and discoveries of 18th century botanist and explorer Sir Joseph Banks, Banks 5-Island Rum is the first-ever blend of rums from five different areas — Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Java and Guyana (but since the latter is not actually an island, the rum doesn't exactly live up to its name). 

Black Tot Last Consignment Rum

This legendary ode to Black Tot Day comprises a blend of three separate flagons of West Indian rum from the stocks left over after the British Navy ended rum rations for British soldiers on July 31, 1970.

Brinley Gold Shipwreck Vanilla Rum

This one's a little bit hard to find, but well worth the effort.

Cruzan Single Barrel Rum

#3 & 3A Estate Diamond 00840 Frederiksted U.S. Virgin Islands

Based in St. Croix, the largest of the U.S. Virgin Islands, Cruzan Rum has a deep history dating back over 200 years.

El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve Rum

Plantation Diamond East Bank East Bank Guyana

When considering the nearly 350 years of experience that go into each batch of El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve, the two decades and change required to create this premium spirit seem like a relatively short stretch of time.

Gosling's Black Seal Bermuda Black Rum

Turns out the islands famous for their shorts, grass and mysterious Triangle have something else going for them: rum. The Gosling family has been producing it in the capital of Hamilton for seven generations, making it the country's oldest business house.