About Guyanese Spirits

About Guyanese Spirits
While there are a few spirits produced in Guyana, including cream liqueur, the country's spirit industry is all about rum, rum and more rum. There are the usual styles, from white to "navy" or "sailor's" rum as well as añejo, aged for up to five years. There is even a vatted rum that is blended from the best sugar cane stock and exported to Scotland. These are creamy with flavors of chocolate and toffee and are wonderful sipping rums.

Top Picks for Guyana

Lemon Hart Blackpool Spiced Rum
93 points
Dark mahogany color. Attractive, confected aromas of cherry, butter pecan, and eggnog ice creams, mocha coconut macaroon, vanilla wafer, and tiramisu with brandied orange peel with a satiny, vibrant, off-dry medium-to-full body and a stimulating, medium-long vanilla buttercream, maple syrup on Belgian waffles, spiced nuts, and root beer float finish. A delicious, well-balanced, flavored rum with unique and attractive flavors; try after dinner and as a modifier in craft cocktails.
93 points $24.99
Mezan Rum Guyana 2005
88 points
Pale golden straw color. Mild, spicy aromas and flavors of fuel-like minerals, honeyed carrot cake, nougat, and saddle soap and suede with a soft, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-length nuts, straw and leather, coconut water, and green tobacco finish. A mineral-laden, lighter styled aged rum that will be good with cigars.
88 points $53.99