About Caribbean Spirits

The Caribbean is the epicenter of world Rum production. Virtually every major island group produces its own distinct Rum style.
Top Picks for Caribbean Islands
206817
Pusser’s
109 Proof Rum
Copper color. Aromas of dark roasted nuts, caramelized coconuts and bananas with a supple, fruity medium-to-full body and a vaporous finish with notes of caramel chocolate fudge, pepper, nuts, metal ore, and green tobacco. Surprisingly clean and balanced given the proof and outstandingly flavorful. A great choice for punches and cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206138
Pusser’s
"Nelson's Blood" 15 Year Old Navy Rum
Amber copper color. Aromas of grilled tropical fruits, toffee, mocha, and baking spices with a silky, fruity-yet-dry medium-to-full body and a caramelized stone fruit, molasses, copper, grass, and powdered sugar accented finish. A zesty aged rum for sipping or cocktails.
95 points $59.95
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206818
Pusser’s
150 Proof Rum
Copper color. Aromas of coconut creme brulee, roasted cashews, and pepper with a a fiery, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a vaporous warming praline, Coleman’s fuel, straw, mocha cream, and white pepper finish. Mellow out nicely with water.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218923
Marauda
Steelpan Rum
Dark gold color. Sweet aromas of chocolate taffy, beeswax, smoky coffee bean, and malted milk with a thick, fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length candied apricot and cherry, caramel fudge, pistachio butter, and orange blossom honey in tea finish. A balanced, rich yet delicate rum.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206137
Pusser’s
British Navy Rum
Copper color. Pot still like aromas of bananas and leaves, coconut cream, praline, and copper with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, tangy, tropical citrus, spice, molasses, horchata, caramel, and mineral finish. A superbly flavorful and balanced dark rum that will instantly elevate cocktails.
93 points $23 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219238
Kid Curry
Small Batch Silver Rum
Brilliant clear color. Aromas and flavors of spiced plantain and vanilla salt water taffy with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, long coconut mint meringue, sweet and peppery spices, and ground quartz finish. A round, nicely expressive dry rum with attractive creaminess and minerality.
92 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
213445
George Ocean
White Rum
Brilliant clear color. Rich, fruity aromas and flavors of caramelized bananas, cane stalk, meringue, and faint fuel like minerals with a glycerous, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, long ripe plantain, pepper, vanilla milk, and banana leaf finish. A vivacious mixing rum with hints of potstill and fresh cane juice character.
92 points $12.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219203
Blue Chair Bay
Key Lime Rum Cream
Opaque cream color. Aromas and flavors of Bavarian creme, lemon curd, lemon Danish, and egg nog with a glycerous, crisp, sweet full body and a polished, engaging, medium-length lemon sherbet finish. An attractive, bright and custardy citrus liqueur; serve with a good chill.
91 points $18.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219205
Blue Chair Bay
Coconut Spiced Rum Cream
Opaque cream color. Attractive aromas and flavors of cinnamon rice pudding, eggnog, vanilla, and white rum and keffir with a round, soft, sweet medium-to-full body and a silky, breezy finish. A yummy, custardy treat that will delight your holiday guest.
90 points $18.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214935
Baron Samedi
Spiced Rum
Brilliant dark amber color. Bright, creamy, toasty aromas and flavors of vanilla, chocolate covered tropical fruits, butter pecan ice cream, and mocha with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, medium-length egg nog, pepper spices, minerals, and latte finish. A very pleasant mocha nuanced creamy, spiced rum.
90 points $21.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab