The best rums

Sylvia Simm | 04. June 2024

One spirit delights connoisseurs all over the world: good rum! But what makes a rum so special? Which is the best rum?

Everyone has a different sense of taste when it comes to rum. Of course, there are differences in quality and it depends on the occasion and purpose for which you drink rum. Rum can be mild and sweet, but also strong and flavoursome. It is made from molasses or sugar cane juice and comes from the Caribbean, South America, Africa or other parts of the world. There is white and brown rum.

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What makes a good rum?

A good rum is characterised above all by high-quality ingredients. The production process and maturation also play an important role. A balanced flavour is a sign of good quality. The variety of flavours is particularly pronounced in rum.

Good rum for cocktails

A brown rum from the Caribbean is traditionally recommended for the world-famous Planter's Punch rum cocktail. No less well-known is the Mojito, which can be mixed with either white or brown rum. Our recommendation is to choose light rums that do not have a dominant flavour of their own.
Botucal Reserva Exclusiva
Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva
Eminente Ron de Cuba Reserva Rum 7 years
Hampden
Havana Club

 

Eminente Ron de Cuba Reserva Rum 7 Years
Eminente Ron de Cuba Reserva Rum 7 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva
Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Botucal Reserva Exclusiva Rum - Traditional Range
Botucal Reserva Exclusiva Rum - Traditional Range
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros Rum
Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros Rum
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Hampden Estate Pure Single Jamaican Rum 8 Years
Hampden Estate Pure Single Jamaican Rum 8 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT

Good rum as a gift

A rum as a gift should not be too special, unless you know the tastes and preferences of the recipient. But it doesn't necessarily have to be a Havana Club either. Choose a rum that is easy to enjoy. The rums for beginners are a good guide.

Appleton Estate Rare Casks 12 years
The blended rum comes from the oldest distillery in Jamaica and is matured for at least 12 years in oak barrels.

Dictador 10 years
The South American rum made from sugar cane honey is a sophisticated rum gift. In addition to rum, the Colombian producer also makes cigars, coffee and gin.

El Dorado
The molasses rum from Guyana is a classic for the typical sweet rum flavour.

Plantation Rum Experience Pack
With 6 miniatures from this bottler, different rums from different regions can be tasted.

Dictador Rum with glass 10 Years
Dictador Rum with glass 10 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Miniature Assortment Plantation Rum Experience Pack
Miniature Assortment Plantation Rum Experience Pack
0,6/ l · incl.  VAT
El Dorado Rum 15 Years
El Dorado Rum 15 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Appleton Estate Rare Casks Rum 12 Years
Appleton Estate Rare Casks Rum 12 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT

Good rum to drink straight

Many connoisseurs know rum for mixing cocktails. But can you also drink rum neat? And which rum tastes best straight? Try rums that have a special flavour due to their production or storage. These include particularly old rums and, for example, rums made from sugar cane juice. One speciality is the Rhum Agricole AOC from the French Antilles.
Botucal Selección de Familia
Clément Vieux XO Rhum 6 years
Dos Maderas 5+5
Eminente Ron de Cuba Grand Reserva 10 years
Ron Zacapa XO
Trois Rivières Triple Millesime Rhum

Clément Vieux XO Rhum 6 Years
Clément Vieux XO Rhum 6 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Botucal Rum - Selección de Familia
Botucal Rum - Selección de Familia
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Eminente Ron de Cuba Gran Reserva Rum 10 Years
Eminente Ron de Cuba Gran Reserva Rum 10 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Ron Zacapa XO Rum
Ron Zacapa XO Rum
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Trois RivièresTriple Millesime Rhum
Trois RivièresTriple Millesime Rhum
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Dos Maderas 5+5 Triple Aged PX Rum Spirit
Dos Maderas 5+5 Triple Aged PX Rum Spirit
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT

Good rum up to 50 euros

Good rum doesn't have to be expensive! The rums we present to you here are all under 50 euros.

From the Caribbean

Appleton Estate Rare Casks Rum 12J, Jamaica
Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva, Dominican Republic
Good to know: Composed by a woman, the "Maestra Ronera"!
Plantation Rum Barbados XO20th Anniversary, Barbados
Depaz Rhum VSOP 7 years, Martinique
Rhum J.M VSOP, Martinique
Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros, Cuba
Mount Gay XO, Barbados

From South and Central America

Botucal Reserva Exclusiva, Venezuela
Dictador 10 years, Colombia

From the rest of the world

Don Papa Single Island Rum 7 years, Philippines

Dictador Rum 12 Years
Dictador Rum 12 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Appleton Estate Rare Casks Rum 12 Years
Appleton Estate Rare Casks Rum 12 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros Rum
Havana Club Seleccion de Maestros Rum
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Mount Gay XO Rum
Mount Gay XO Rum
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Rhum J.M VSOP
Rhum J.M VSOP
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Don Papa Single Island Rum 7 Years
Don Papa Single Island Rum 7 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Plantation Rum Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
Plantation Rum Barbados XO 20th Anniversary
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Botucal Reserva Exclusiva Rum - Traditional Range
Botucal Reserva Exclusiva Rum - Traditional Range
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Depaz Rhum VSOP 7 Years
Depaz Rhum VSOP 7 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva
Brugal 1888 Ron Gran Reserva
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT

The 10 best rums

And which is the best rum in the world? Where does the best rum come from? These questions are not easy to answer. The age of a rum certainly plays a major role. Over the years, a unique flavour can develop. The following rums, in alphabetical order, are in demand and popular around the world:

A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra Black Edition
Although this is a rum spirit, its full, rich flavour makes it one of the best! The base is of course also sugar cane. However, rum spirits may have a sugar content of more than 20 g per litre and the addition of colouring is permitted.

Appelton Estate 8 years
This rum from the island of Jamaica has a rich flavour of vanilla and oak. It is also very good value for money!

Botucal Single Vintage Rum
The rum from Venezuela is a blended rum made from distillates from one year. Rum made from sugar cane honey and rum made from molasses are blended and matured in different barrels.

Dictador Icon Reserve 20 years
This Colombian rum is made from pure sugar cane honey, partly distilled in pot stills and matured in different barrels. It impresses with its balanced flavours and long finish.

Doorly's Barbados Rum 14 years
This molasses rum is the epitome of tropical fruit and sweetness. It is distilled in column and pot stills and matures in both ex-bourbon and Madeira barrels.

Eminente Ron de Cuba Reserva 7 years
The Cuban rum delights both beginners and advanced connoisseurs with its balance.

Flor de Caña Centenario 12 years
This rum from Nicaragua is the only rum in the world to mature naturally for 12 years in oak barrels, without an accelerated ageing process, and can carry the 'Slow aged' label.

Ron Zacapa
We recommend the Ron Zacapa XO from Guatemala, particularly old, matured using the solera method and stored in various barrels. It has a full aroma of toasted oak and a spicy-sweet flavour.

Savanna HERR 57 Rhum
This white rum from La Réunion is something very special and belongs to the High Ester Rhums due to its 11-day fermentation. HERR stands for High Ester Rhum Réunion! It is bottled without ageing at a strong 57% alcohol.

If you've been counting, you'll be missing the tenth recommendation! Tell us which rum you think is one of the best rums in the world.

Flor de Caña Centenario Rum 12 Years
Flor de Caña Centenario Rum 12 Years12%
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Dictador Rum Icon Reserve 20 Years
Dictador Rum Icon Reserve 20 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra Black Edition Rum Spirit
A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra Black Edition Rum Spirit
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Eminente Ron de Cuba Reserva Rum 7 Years
Eminente Ron de Cuba Reserva Rum 7 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Botucal Single Vintage Rum 2008
Botucal Single Vintage Rum 2008
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Appleton Estate Reserve Rum 8 Years
Appleton Estate Reserve Rum 8 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Ron Zacapa XO Rum
Ron Zacapa XO Rum
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Savanna HERR 57 Rhum - 2022 Limited Edition 2019/2022
Savanna HERR 57 Rhum - 2022 Limited Edition 2019/2022
0,5/ l · incl.  VAT
Doorly's Barbados Rum 14 Years
Doorly's Barbados Rum 14 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT

Our entire rum range

The Real McCoy Rum 5 Years
The Real McCoy Rum 5 Years
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Rhum J.M Fumee Volcanique /2023
Rhum J.M Fumee Volcanique /2023
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Secha De La Silva rum spirit with glass
Secha De La Silva rum spirit with glass
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
Don Papa Baroko Eco Canister 2.0 Rum spirit
Don Papa Baroko Eco Canister 2.0 Rum spirit
0,7/ l · incl.  VAT
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Sylvia Simm is an experienced employee of Whisky.de. After more than 20 years in online sales and service, she supports the company with her extensive whisky knowledge in marketing. As online editor and content manager, she is responsible for editing and updating the texts on the knowledge pages.

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