About Bahamian Spirits

The Bahamas is known for it’s easy-drinking white, gold, dark, and aged rums that are most often sourced from other islands in the Caribbean and aged in the Bahamas.
Top Picks for Bahamas
Paraiso XA Rum
Mahogany color. Tropical, nutty aromas of soursop and dried figs and dates, dried mango and papaya, mixed chopped roasted nuts, and smoky oak with a thick, lively, off-dry full body and a peppery, compelling, easy passion fruit glaze, saffron and cola, conditioned leather wallet, and peppercorn sauce finish. A tropical trail mix of a rum for sipping.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Gran Reserva Ocho Años Rum
Brilliant amber color. Delicate, roasted aromas and flavors of pecan pie, tobacco leaves, dark caramel, and minerals with a soft, bright, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, compelling, medium-length mocha cream, sweet spices, dried fruits, and pepper finish. A delicious, very appealing aged rum that will be very versatile.
93 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
John Watling’s
Amber Rum
Brilliant gold color. Rich, creamy, roasted aromas of nuts, baked banana, delicate spice, and copper with a soft, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-long plantain, meringue, and delicate fuel-like minerals finish. A nicely layered rum with lots of potstill and fresh cane juice character.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Neo Rum
Opaque clear color. Aromas of fresh cane juice, pineapple upside down cake, and distant passion fruit with a round, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-long pineapple rind and taro root custard finish. A lightly fruity rum with just the right amount of funk.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
John Watling’s
Buena Vista Rum
Medium amber color. Bright, toasty aromas of roasted nuts, coconut cream and husk, and dried mango with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length oak, leather, nutshells, and pepper finish. A solid, well aged rum.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Red Turtle
Bright clear color. Delicate, rubbery aromas of latex, coconut, toast, and green apple with an oily, vibrant, light-to-medium body and a warming, unusual, cheery paint, oil, and pudding finish.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab