10 Best Rum Brands October 2014

Rum connotes freedom and island life, with a hint of renegade energy. Often drank in a myriad of cocktails, straight up, or on the rocks, this spirit stands apart for its sweet flavor and historic background. The spirits awarded here have achieved distinction through amazing flavors, captivating packaging, and marketing contributions. This combination truly makes them the best in the industry. Below you will see 10 Best Rum's alcohol awards. These are considered to be the Best Rum Brands.

 Best Rum Brand Logo: Ron Zacapa Rum
#1 of 10 Top Rum Brands

Ron Zacapa Rum

Zacapa, Guatemala

#1 of 10 Leading Rum Brands of 2014 - Ron Zacapa Rum is a premium spirit that is produced by traditional distillation techniques dating back to centuries. Situated more than 7,500 feet above the town of Zacapa in Guatemala, The House Above The Clouds is the official facility that is loaded with barrels full of rum that's ready to mature in the ideal conditions of cool temperatures and thin air. A Spanish Sistema Solera method is used to craft the perfect blend of high quality rum. Additionally, every single bottle of Ron Zacapa Rum is decorated with petate bands that have been used in Mayan art in ancient times.

 Best Rum Brand Logo: Motu Rum
#2 of 10 Best Rum Brands

Motu Rum

Ponce, Puerto Rico

#2 of 10 Leading Rum Brands of 2014 - With a rich heritage in the South Pacific region, Motu Rum has become a world class producer of fine spirits for a competitive global market. This Polynesian beverage has been perfected with distillation processes that are influenced by tradition and modern technology, which includes aging in Limousine Oak Casks which are typically utilized for Cognacs. The labels' name translates to "island" which sets the tone for its liquid's unique flavors. The proprietary distillation of Motu Rum includes gradual aging in and the use of sugar cane specially sourced from prestine island locations. Motu Rum's connection to the islands is so deep that it has been served to kings and queens during coronations of the last ruling Pacific Island Kingdom of Tonga.

 Top Rum Brand Logo: Maximo Extra Anejo Rum
#3 of 10 Top Rum Brands

Maximo Extra Anejo Rum

Santa Cruz del Norte, Cuba

#3 of 10 Best Rum Brands of 2014 - Havana Club Maximo Extra Anejo Rum is considered by many to be among the finest rum to ever be created. It is a slow-sipping rum best savored after a meal, described as having a warm, spicy, persistent quality. It holds a mix of flavors that combines dry fruit, dark chocolate and a touch of vanilla. It comes in a crystal decanter designed to evoke the architectural style of Havana. The drink was constructed by Maestro Ronero Don Jose Navarro. Each "Maestro Ronero", or master rum maker, went through a 15 year training process to learn everything there is to know about rum-making.

 Top Rum Brand Logo: Vizcaya Rum
#4 of 10 Leading Rum Brands

Vizcaya Rum

Vizcaya, Dominican Republic

#4 of 10 Leading Rum Brands of 2014 - Rum aficionados know that Vizcaya Rum is in its own league of preeminent grandeur. These spirits are delicately crafted for smooth sipping. Indulgent butterscotch fragrances waft masterfully from their captivating mahogany blends. Golden emanations are radiantly emitted by these lively drinks. Honey provides a soft sleekness for the palate, which is treated to a lively complexity of vanilla, ginger and cinnamon. Ripe nectar is passionately infused into caramel spiciness. The spirits themselves have undergone a uniquely in-depth aging process that fully brings out the boisterous flavor’s powerful vibrancy. All of the ingredients mesh together in liquid harmony. The full-bodied experience is hefty, but the bold mixture is enlightened and balanced. Pure cane sugar mingles freely with lofty oak tones. Bottle designs are also a specialty with this brand. Using vivacious curvature, their vessels are sensual and flirty. The makers have perfected the art of sensory elevation through evolved rum elixirs.

 Leading Rum Brand Logo: DonQ Gran Anejo Rum
#5 of 10 Top Rum Brands

DonQ Gran Anejo Rum

Ponce, Puerto Rico

#5 of 10 Leading Rum Brands of 2014 - Don Q creates rum with the belief that an extended aging process brings out more of the natural essence and flavors locked within a rum. This idea informs Don Q's process of aging its rums for 12 years to create a final product that is both sweet and mellow. Winner of the Beverly Hills Award "Best in Show" distinction, Don Q's Gran Anejo rum is meant to be served neat but can also be used for a Manhattan or Old Fashioned. The finest molasses and sugar cane go into every sip of Don Q Gran Anejo to deliver superior quality and taste.

 Leading Rum Brand Logo: Cruzan Single Barrel Rum
#6 of 10 Best Rum Brands

Cruzan Single Barrel Rum

St. Croix, U.S. Virgin Islands

#6 of 10 Top Rum Brands of 2014 - Winning awards for nearly 15 years, Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum is the jewel of the Cruzan® brand. An aged blend of vintage rums, this specialty rum is the perfect choice to enjoy on the rocks or as a martini with an orange twist. Best appreciated for its mellow taste, it is also the perfect base for any number of specialty rum drinks. If you’re looking for a rum with an exquisite taste, Cruzan® Single Barrel Rum will satisfy your discerning palate without a premium price.

 Leading Rum Brand Logo: Ron Barceló Rum
#7 of 10 Best Rum Brands

Ron Barceló Rum

San Pedro de Macorós, Dominican Republic

#7 of 10 Best Rum Brands of 2014 - Ron Barcelo has enjoyed the advantages of excellent growing conditions and decades of esteem for its Gran Anejo and Imperial Premium Blend rums. A distinctive bouquet is automatically bestowed to the Ron Barcelo's Gran Anejo rum due to the aging process. Gran Anejo is aged in casks that previously housed bourbon. This process enhances the fruity elements of the final product without sacrificing the mellowing oak elements. Gran Anejo mixes caramel and chocolate elements with mocha, whipped cream and butter essences to provide a pungent yet mellow tasting experience. It's an extremely well-orchestrated and balanced combination of elements that remains memorable without being too aggressive.

 Best Rum Brand Logo: Rogue Dark Rum
#8 of 10 Leading Rum Brands

Rogue Dark Rum

Independence, Oregon

#8 of 10 Leading Rum Brands of 2014 - Rogue Dark Rum was developed in 1987. A family company produces the beverage in Oregon. The dark rum is made from 100 percent cane sugar, giving it a sweeter taste than other beverages that are produced by the company. It is made in small batches so that attention to detail is a priority. When you open the bottle, you will smell a slight aroma of brown sugar and toffee. Other notes in the rum include roasted nuts and spices.

 Top Rum Brand Logo: Kinkynero Dark Rum
#9 of 10 Top Rum Brands

Kinkynero Dark Rum

Sydney, Australia

#9 of 10 Top Rum Brands of 2014 - Take a trip to Australia, and try the finest in rums from ASM Liquor. With no chemical additives or preservatives to dilute the brew, Kinky Nero Dark Rum is a natural and clean rum, with a clean finish. This holistic process allows every single one of Kinky Nero's flavors to pop. A special mix of spices gives it a one-of-a-kind aroma. From the warm richness of the toasted vanillan oak, to the subtle yet complex sweetness of the brown sugar, each ingredient is meticulously blended to provide the very best experience. Kinkynero Dark Rum is 37.5 Alc./Vol.

 Best Rum Brand Logo: Santa Teresa Selecto Rum
#10 of 10 Top Rum Brands

Santa Teresa Selecto Rum

Santa Teresa, Venezuela

#10 of 10 Top Rum Brands of 2014 - Santa Teresa Selecto is the king of delicious mixed drinks that will bring your pleasure to maximum level during any given night. With its uncompromisingly refreshing tinge of Venezuelan molasses, you will fall in love with this brand as soon as you drink it. This product can be mixed to make a mojito or just taken straight. Either way, the upper-crust taste is undeniable. Santa Teresa Selecto consists of blended light and dark rums to make the perfect drink for any fun occasion. Some are aged more than others, but all are worth a try, especially for those who appreciate legendary drinks in the making.

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