Ten To One Caribbean Dark Rum

Ten To One Caribbean Dark Rum

(0.75l, 40%)


7.6/10
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$39.99
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Forget about pirates. This Trinidadian maven has reimagined Rum, starting with a fantastic aged expression.

Ten To One Caribbean Dark Rum is a masterful blend of Rums from across the Caribbean — eight-year-old Barbados, Dominican and Trinidadian column still Rums aged in ex-Bourbon casks combined with pot still Rum from Jamaica. Yielding a complex and versatile expression this Rum is bottled at 40% ABV, with no added sugars, colorings, or flavorings. It can be enjoyed neat or on the rocks where you will enjoy notes of baking spices, banana, and yellow apple. It is to no surprise that this Rum was awarded a Double Gold Medal and 97 Points at the Proof Awards in 2020, as well as a Gold Medal at The Rum Masters in 2021, called the "Best Rum, period!" by judges at the LA Spirits awards, and deemed "ideal for both mixing or enjoying on the rocks" by Robb Report.

Ten To One was founded and launched in 2019 by Caribbean son, Marc Farrell who was born and raised in Trinidad and Tobago. Inspired by a phrase from Trinidad and Tobago's first Prime Minister, Ten To One is a brand that is "elevated, but not exclusive". Ten To One's mission transcends just making delicious Rum as they are striving to help elevate the classic Spirit above its complicated history, away from all the narrow-minded tropes and caricatures surrounding it. It's about embracing the culture and heritage, yet developing a contemporary, elevated Rum experience, and making Rum the Spirit of choice for any occasion.
  • Category
    Rum
  • Style
    Dark Rum
  • Region
    Caribbean
  • Country
    Trinidad, Barbados, Jamaica, Dominican Republic
  • Alcohol
    40%
  • Distillery
    Undisclosed
  • Maturation
    ex-Bourbon casks

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apple
woody
leather
tobacco
dry
walnuts
banana
orange zest
toffee
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Tasting Notes

Appearance / Color
Honey Amber with golden yellow hues.

Nose / Aroma / Smell
Driven by cooked fruit character, and baking spices. Esters are quite present, banana peel, and baked yellow apple. Nut loaf, oatmeal cookie, roasted nuts, and toffee.

Flavor / Taste / Palate
Much more savory in character versus driven by esters. Tobacco, cedar, mulch, and vanilla. Baked apples and banana bread. Worn leather flavors. Tangy and nutty.

Finish
Finishes dry and clean.

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Ratings & Reviews
Brian
Brian,
Solid and smooth taste and feel. Not the best I’ve had but better than most. Very unique
 
Denise
Denise,
An amazing rum, super smooth, no need to mix loved it neat!!
 
Dennis
Dennis,
tried with coke. tasted like melted caramel
 
Victor
Victor,
Smells like turpentine. Not very sweet like most rums I've had.
 
Ford
Ford,
Tasty dominated by the dry Dominican rum in the blend, but with a wilder spin to it.
 
Mark
Mark,
I liked this rum, great flavor, but it was not quite as smooth as expected. It was great for mixed drinks, but I think there may be some smoother rums out there for sipping neat or with ice. A solid rum though and definitely worth trying a bottle.
 
Timothy
Timothy,
This was so incredibly smooth. By far the best rum I've ever had. Will definitely be getting more and strongly recommend it to anyone who enjoys rum or looking to try something new.
 
Gerard
Gerard,
Very disappointed, I expected a more buttery and smoother taste. It was harsh and not anything like a Kirk and Sweeney.
 
Clayton
Clayton,
It's good, but there are other rums I enjoy more.
 
Daniel
Daniel,
Solid rum that was great in mixed drinks, including a rum old fashioned.
 
Scott
Scott,
Nice rum for sipping or mixing.
 
Richard
Richard,
A very nice and smooth rum. I expected a slightly more flavorful and complex experience, but I was not disappointed! I expect it will be far better mixed than as a sipper.
 
Joshua
Joshua,
Sweet nose. Chemical aftertaste.
 
Darryl
Darryl,
This is one very nice and smooth rum...great tasting all the way around and easily enjoyable on the rocks or not.
 
Jack
Jack,
This is an excellent rum. I really like the clean finish and so smooth.
 
Michael
Michael,
This is excellent rum. Smooth, sweet, and clean on the finish. Looking forward to mixing some drinks with this one, or just sip it! Can’t go wrong either way
 
Donald
Donald,
Great tasting rum, sweet and savory. Not harsh, just a mellow warming. Very good taste; better than I had expected!
 
Brady
Brady,
Nice fruit and sweet notes, a bit harsh on the ethyl taste. Not a great rum to sip but I actually enjoyed it as a mixer.
 
Tom
Tom,
This was a very nice smooth rum. It added a nice flavor to a few mixers we tried with it.
 
Taralee
Taralee,
Smooth and easy to sip or mix with.
 
David
David,
Enjoyable rum on the rocks, smooth and sweet flavor
 
Alex
Alex,
I’ve been trying to find a good sipping rum. I love a good whiskey on the rocks and have been trying to find a rum that hits those taste buds. Throw this in a rocks glass with a handful of ice cubes and it is by far the smoothest & best rum I have ever had!! I absolutely love this rum!
 
Alex
Alex,
Round, not too sharp. Solid semi sweet flavor. Definitely would drink again.
 
Jasen
Jasen,
Tried it on a rock. It was good, but I don't think I would drink it straight again. Don't recommend mixing with cola either. I may try it in a cocktail or something. Overall...decent.
 
Donald
Donald,
It was great, nice and smooth
 
Matt
Matt,
A little harsh at the end but very smooth
 
Anthony
Anthony,
Very nice rum. Great in cocktails. Nice twist to an old fashioned.
 
Hope
Hope,
Enjoyed this bottle. Not tremendously remarkable, but very smooth and pleasant.
 
David
David,
This isn't bad, just not tremendous and has a curious after taste. Overall solid with a twist on the sweetness of many rums. Not as good as Diplomatico Reserva - which imo can't be beat in this price category.
 
N.
N.,
Great price point for an excellent dark! VERY surprised @Chris rating, I did not have that experience at all. It will have a permanent spot on my bar! Try it!
 
guest
guest,
One of the best I’ve had. Compares with Ron Zacapa and other really good rums.
 
Jarvis
Jarvis,
Delicious!
 
Dorothy
Dorothy,
A gift for my brother, Loved it , very smooth he said. I don't think any will be left for Christmas enjoyment!!!
 
Chris
Chris,
I was unpleasantly surprised by this rum. By this price point I’d expect it to have been a smooth rum. This however has a very high alcohol smell from the moment you open the bottle. Taste had an initial strong bite and never let off. You can get a 100 times better rum with a bottle Zacapa, Diplomatico, or Plantation for the same money. As for this rum I recommend you mix it up in a piña colada.
 
Edward
Edward,
Very smooth, and the flavor isn’t overpowering. Works very well for mixing. I’m not one for drinking rum straight but I could see where this would be good for that as well.
 
Jonathon
Jonathon,
This rum is the best rum I have ever had. I am going to fully admit, my experience with rum is limited, and normally part of a mixed drink with some stupid umbrellas and fruit, and had never dipped into a dark rum before. This stuff has me sold and completely re-thinking my idea of what rum can be. It was deep in flavor, smooth, and quite frankly delicious. If you are a whiskey drinker, but sometimes like something with just a little sweet finish, or if you mix whiskey a lot, give this a try. DO NOT mix this rum, it is great by itself with just either a splash of water or a good whiskey ice cube.
 
Greg
Greg,
This rum was unexpected. Previously my highest priced rum was Captain Morgan's Reserve which I really liked because it was smooth but I don't know rum very well. After trying this, I did not really care for it because it lacks any sort of sweetness and the flavor just doesn't fit my pallet at this time but I can see where it may fit others. I don't discourage it but if you like the flavor profile of Captain Morgan's Reserve rum then you probably won't like this one.
 
Jerry
Jerry,
I'm generally a cognac/armagnac drinker, but this really hits the mark for me. Interesting notes of tobacco and still fairly fruit forward with still being dry. Really great!
 
guest
guest,
This should be on everyone's radar. Where has it been hiding? Extremely enjoyable flavors. Kudos!
 
guest
guest,
Wow! What a great product to switch up my nightly Old Fashioneds. It's a pandemic, don't judge me! Typically a Bourbon drinker but have yet to find a product as smooth as this for my new daily driver!
 
Pooja
Pooja,
Perfect rum for gifting this season.
 
Kyle
Kyle,
In search for a smooth neat sipping rum...and this is it! I've enjoyed every last drop. A true fan indeed!
 
Joshua
Joshua,
A fine rum, though not what I would call dark. Decently refined mouthfeel, with a hint of sweetness. Makes a good sipper and a fine mixer.
 
Sheila
Sheila,
This isn’t a typical rum. It does have a bite and isn’t sweet. This may have to grow on those including myself who prefer a sweeter profile. Still good but not the usual.
 
Jerry
Jerry,
not a big fan has a very rough finish
 
Harold
Harold,
Not a fan. has an astringent aftertaste.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Not your typical sweet rum, very bourbon influenced. Made a great rum old fashioned and is tasty neat as well.
 
Ray
Ray,
Rum is really growing on me. I can use it in most all of the ways I use bourbon, and some (like this one) are great sippers too. Lots of barrel in this expression. Not too sweet.
 
Michael
Michael,
Not great
 
Gregory
Gregory,
This rum falls right in the upper end of the 'like it' category. It is good, light enjoyable sweetness but I prefer more than it provides. Nothing bad in this experience just lacks the level of flavor and complexity that takes a rum to the ' I love it' category. I will say it is better than average. If you like a less sweet rum this would be a great choice as I find that to be the biggest negative and I really am enjoying the rest of what it provides.
 
Steve
Steve,
I have several bourbons I drink and this rum comes closest to a bourbon that I have tried. Not as sweet as most rums but very smooth.
 
Riley
Riley,
Damn good rum, best I've had for just drinking on the rocks. Made an old fashion with it might be my new fav for a while anyways.
 
William
William,
I'm not a rum guy, but I was intrigued by the story. I tried the light version, loved it, so tried this one. Much the same - a bit drier, a bit woodier, but still great. Lots of fruit, including the peach on the finish. This is a great drink and I say this as a compliment, barely a rum. This isn't for mojitos or mixing. Sip this like a bourbon. Highly recommend.
 
Dan
Dan,
Very different than any other rum i have ever had. I'm usually not a rum drinker but was intrigued with the fact it was aged like a bourbon.
 
George
George,
I loved this Dark Rum. Its now on my list as one of my top 3 favorite Dark Rums. Full flavored, great after tones and just the right level of kick for me. The only downside is that the bottle went empty far too quick. I highly recommend this Dark Rum. Great job!!!
 
Daniel
Daniel,
This is a great Rum for the price range! The nose is wonderful, with strong fruit and vanilla overtones. The taste is much different from the nose in that those flavors are overpowered by the smokiness. A single ice cube helped bring those flavors back out again. I really enjoyed the clean finish. Overall great Rum!
 
Mark
Mark,
Not my favorite rum, but certainly not bad.
 
Kemi
Kemi,
Truly exquisite flavor profiles! I have enjoyed playing mixologist with both varietals and am surprised at how each has its own distinct character!
 
Jerry
Jerry,
I'm a whisky drinker, and this might have switched me to be a rum drinker! So good on the rocks.
George
George,
I know, Right???
Marc
Marc,
Best!
 
Kyle
Kyle,
The aroma has an intoxicating amount of brown sugar, cane juice, and molasses all rolled together. The flavor is clean a wee hint of alcohol heat. There’s a nice wood and oak backbone that is grounding and pervasive in the other flavors. Dried fruit, orange marmalade, and other sweet baking flavors in the background
 
Steve
Steve,
I was expecting a typical rum flavoring here but was surprised. I like bourbon also and this definitely has that profile strongly in it. If you like sweet smooth rum, then you may not like this. If you like bourbon but think rum is too sweet, this might be for you. It caught me off guard but I do enjoy it.
 
Laura
Laura,
Sweet with a hint spice, delicious
 
Nick
Nick,
Very smooth and sweet rum.
 
Brandon
Brandon,
It's smooth compared to other 7-10 year rums. For the price it's decent. Other reviews are saying is was very dry, I didn't find it dry at all. I did taste the leather, honey-crisp apple, and what tasted like super dry lemoncello. It worked well as the third Rum in my Mai Tai (Rhum JM Blanc, Smith & Cross, and Ten to One). The oaky/leather is all that comes through when mixed.
 
guest
guest,
Top notch rum! Very different from our traditional rum brands. A certified clean rum on the rocks or poured neat. I am beyond impressed. Will be ordering again!
 
guest
guest,
This is what Rum should be! Found my drink.
 
Marc
Marc,
I'm really not a rum drinker but I just got this as a gift from a friend and can't believe how good it tastes. I was instructed to try Ten To One Dark Rum in place of whiskey in an old fashioned and was told it would be life-changing. It was. Will definitely order when I run out!
 
Marcus
Marcus,
I’ve never been a really big rum drinker, I’m more of a whiskey aficionado. I mainly only drink rum on vacation but I decided to venture out and try a few new spirits, looking for something that would go well neat or over rocks without any added mixers or sugary stuff to affect the flavor. I give the dark rum by Ten To One a chance and it’s a winner for me. Not sure what it would be like in a cocktail (I’m terrible at cocktails), but having it with a large cube reminds me of a smooth whiskey and not something I’d order on vacation at a tiki bar. Haven’t really had anything else in the rum world to give me a flavor profile like this. I’d recommend it to any folks out there looking to venture into a sprint they maybe haven’t tried before.
 
Courtney
Courtney,
I absolutely loved this rum!! I am not usually a rum drinker but this rum was super smooth, full of flavor and just delicious. I will definitely buying this product again.
 
Jared
Jared,
Pretty good dark rum. Starts quite smooth and finishes fairly dry. The banana nut aroma and flavor is quite pleasant. There are better rums out there but I don't think you can go wrong with this one.
 
Sarah
Sarah,
Not our favorite. In a blind taste test I think I would have identified it as a whiskey even more than a rum. It was sharp, not smooth. There are several dark rums I prefer over this one.
 
John
John,
Never been into rum, I typically drink whiskey. However, I wanted to branch out and try new things. This is not exactly what I expected and is OK at best. I would not buy again.
 
Bill
Bill,
Has a nice bite to it. Not overly sweet like a lot of dark rums. Will definitely buy it again👍🏴‍☠️
 
Frederic
Frederic,
Great flavor. For people that want to be into whiskey but aren't there yet, this is a very good "transition" rum. Will definitely be my go-to rum for a while.
 
Bryan
Bryan,
Solid dark rum. Good flavor. When mixed with OJ and Pineapple juice, makes the best Mai-Tai.
 
will
will,
not a bad rum for the price.
 
Ethan
Ethan,
I wasn't expecting this to be as dry as it was, and it is kind of a strong leather taste that I'm not used to, and is a little disappointing to me. It's not a bad rum by any means, just, wasn't what I was expecting or looking for.
 
Rodolfo
Rodolfo,
The leather flavor overpowers everything. Disappointed with it. Expecting to be able to drink it straight but needs something to mix it with.
 
Michael
Michael,
Looking over other reviews, I disagree with this being smooth. The taste is ok but there is a harsh aftertaste which overpowers any sipping enjoyment. In mixed drinks the harshness is softened with the blended ingredients of a cocktail especially sweet mixtures such as fruit juices, or simple syrup. Comparing it with Larga Vita another Caribbean Rum here on Flaviar, the Larga Vita easily is the winner in both taste and smoothness. Although not expensive if your buying this for a cocktail you can find less expensive rums that blend better. Although I made two purchases of this Rum. I can't recommend it for the reasons above.
 
Amy
Amy,
I know everyone says "X rum is a great rum for whiskey drinkers." This is so true for Ten To One's dark rum. It's SO whiskey-like! It's delicate and balanced with notes of oak and baking spices. Quite dry! Enjoyed sipping on it, but look forward to also trying it in a cocktail.
 
Nicholas
Nicholas,
Very smooth, amazing flavor profile, super easy to poor and drink a glass to unwind. Makes me feel like I’m on vacation, it’s a fan favorite of mine and my friends, will likely purchase again.
 
Paul
Paul,
This is a really good sipping rum. Smooth-esc...as in, not very spicy, not very hot either. Very good with a cube of ice and sitting back on deck watching the time roll by.
 
Eric
Eric,
Wow this rum is smooth. Goes down like nothing. That being said it lacked the dimension I look for in rum. My favorite so far is Afrohead 15 because it is so complex and strong on leather and tobacco. This had none of that. Would be a good mixer rum. Some as they come but lacking in flavor.
 
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