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Rum Features and Reviews

For a tantalizing taste of the Caribbean, check out GAYOT's list of the Top 10 Rums

The Best Rum and Rum Brands

Rum, once the disreputable liquor associated with peg-leg pirates, the slave trade and tiki bars, is emerging as an elegant libation to be sipped and savored. From Zacapa to Appleton Estate, we have features and reviews to help you find the best rums. Be sure to check out our Rum 101 article to learn more about this rich and heady spirit.

Bacardi Reserva Limitada, one of our Top 10 Rums
Top 10 Rums
Made from high-quality sugarcane crops and patiently distilled and aged in oak barrels, our selection of Top 10 Rums represents the finest output from across the Caribbean.

Mount Gay Rum Extra Old
Made at the oldest continually operating rum distillery in the world, Mount Gay Extra Old is a premium blend of rums aged 8 to 15 years.

Mount Gay Rum Extra Old is a blend of rums aged 8 to 15 years

A bottle of Banks 5-Island Rum, a mixture of 20 different rums from five areas
Banks 5-Island Rum
This smooth, medium-bodied spirit is made from twenty rums from five different rum-producing areas, including Trinidad, Jamaica, Barbados, Java and Guyana.

Rum 101
What are the categories of rum, and how do they differ from one another? Learn how it's made, as well as how to taste and choose the best rums.
A waiter pours rum into glasses

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