It is our hope that this list assists you in selecting the perfect present for the Rum enthusiast in your life.
#1 Rum: Ten To One Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish
We warmly recommend Ten To One Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish which is undoubtedly the hot stuff of the 2022.
Ten To One Oloroso Sherry Cask Finish Caribbean Dark Rum is a unique take on Ten To One's award-winning Dark Rum. The masterful blend of Caribbean Rums (from Trinidad and Tobago, Barbados, Jamaica, and the Dominican Republic), named "Best Rum, period," at the LA Spirits Awards, received a finish in Oloroso Sherry casks.
This compelling expression is Ten To One’s first special cask finish edition, it’s unique and super limited! It will impress Rum lovers and seduce those who only flirt with the category. Ten out of ten for Ten To One.
Style: Dark Rum
Maturation: ex-Oloroso Sherry Casks
“Exceptional finish on an amazing rum” - Mark
#2 Rum: Plantation Isle of Fiji Rum
Rums from Fiji have been appearing in the U.S. market via private bottling for the past couple of years and in 2020 Maison Ferrand introduced Plantation Isle of Fiji Rum as part of their Signature Blend range. It is created using Fijian molasses that go through a long fermentation process that lasts four or five days.
The Wine is then distilled using a combination of column and pot stills and aged in used Bourbon barrels for two or three years before being sent to France where it is aged an additional year in Ferrand Cognac casks.
Distillery: RUM Co. of Fiji Distillery
Age: 2-3 Year Old
Style: Dark Rum
Maturation: ex-Bourbon cask
#3 Rum: Privateer New England Reserve
Privateer Rums are produced at their distillery in Ipswich, Massachusetts. Using molasses, they handle the fermentation, distillation, aging, and blending on site.
One of their offerings is their New England Reserve Rum. The Rum is created by blending two to eight-year-old Rums with aged water and then recasked in used Bourbon barrels.
After this blending process liquid is allowed to rest in the barrels until it has achieved the desired flavor profile and blended to 45% ABV. This 90-proof dynamo is remarkably versatile and a sure-fire hit for any gift-giving occasion.
#4 Rum: Larga Vida
Give a Rum-head in your life a vacation for his tastebuds. Back in the day, Rum was considered a remedy—a universal life hack making Man’s hardships a bit more bearable.
Larga Vida XO Rum 2019 Edition is a special proper aged Rum blend with stock aged over two decades. Larga Vida y Prosperidad!
In 2020, the Rum really impressed Flaviar members as they voted it into the Top 5 Spirits of the year, winning it one of the 2020 Flaviar Awards.
Country: Barbados, Dominican Republic, Guadeloupe, Guatemala, Guyana, Jamaica, Mauritius, Panama, Trinidad and Tobago, Colombia
Region: Central America
Distillery: A marriage of 10 distinct Rums
Age: 15 to 24 Year Old
Style: Dark Rum
#5 Rum: Don Q Reserva 7
Personally, for the holidays I love gift packaging combinations and this season Puerto Rico’s Destilería Serrallés is leading the way with their new Don Q Reserva 7 with a two rock glasses package featuring their new logo and bottle design
This molasses-based Rum is produced in Ponce, Puerto Rico, and created using a blend of heavy and light column still Rums that have been aged in used American White Oak barrels for a minimum of seven years.
Bottled at 40% ABV this product is a fine addition to their portfolio and a must-have for anyone that enjoys robust Spanish-style Rums.
#6 Rum: Appleton 8 Reserve Rum
Appleton Estate announced in the early part of the year that they were launching a new bottle design a new version of their eight-year-old offering.
Appleton 8 Reserve Rum is a blend of column and pot still Rums that has been aged a minimum of eight years in used American white oak Bourbon barrels. The Rum is blended to 43% ABV and no flavoring agents are added to the Spirit.
Versatile as a quality sipping Rum and outstanding in a variety of classic and tropical cocktails, this Rum is a great value that will be an exciting discovery for any Rum lover.
Distillery: Appleton Estate
Age: 8 Year Old
Style: Dark Rum
#7 Rum: Equiano Rum
In 2020 we saw the first African-Caribbean Rum collaboration with the release of Equiano. The Rum was created when Richard Seale of Foursquare Rum and Global Rum Ambassador Ian Burrell collaborated to produce this unique Rum experience.
This blend delivers a unique flavor experience that became an instant hit during the year and would be a pleasant surprise for any Rum enthusiast to unwrap.
Country: Mauritius, Barbados
Distillery: Gray’s & Foursquare Distillery
Age: 8-10 Year Old
Maturation: ex-Cognac casks & ex-Bourbon casks
#8 Rum: Chairman’s Legacy
The Chairman’s Rum line is produced by St. Lucia Distillers and Legacy is named for and in honor of Rum pioneer, Laurie Barnard. During his time Mr. Barnard strove to elevate St. Lucian Rums to a special place in the international Rum market.
For those who appreciate the Chairman’s Reserve line, this is abounded to be a delightful discovery.
Country: St. Lucia
Distillery: St. Lucia Distillers
Style: Dark Rum
"Smooth taste with light hints of coconut in the rum. Sweet on it's own this is no Malibu or captain Morgan. To mix this would be an insult and actually down grades the taste. For any that enjoys rum, this is a must." - Charles
#9 Rum: Mount Gay The Port Cask Expression
In recent years Barbados Mount Gay has been releasing limited edition Rums. This small-batch release is a creation of Master Blender Trudiann Branker.
Limited to 6570 bottles worldwide these bottles are a favorite for connoisseurs and collectors and if spotted in a shop or online an easy gift to purchase.
#10 Rum: Worthy Park Single Estate 2006
Produced in Jamaica at the Worthy Park Estate their 2006 Single Estate vintage is created using molasses from their sugar factory that is fermented then distilled using a copper pot still.
The Rum is aged for twelve years in used American white oak Bourbon barrels, non-chilled filtered, and bottled at barrel strength 56% ABV.
What makes this vintage a great gift for fans of Jamaican Rums is it is the first vintage release from Worthy Park and is one of the few 100% pot still Jamaican Rums that has been aged for 12 years.
The company has gained a major foothold in shops around the globe, making it more available than ever before. Worthy Park Single Estate 2006 is an impressive selection for enthusiasts with a strong appreciation of Jamaican Rums.
I hope this guide gave you some good ideas and that your gift recipients enjoy what you select for them. Cheers!