About U.S. Virgin Islands Spirits

Rum is the name of the game in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Rums of all types from coconut rum to lemon rum to spiced rum are produced on the islands. These are rums made for cocktails, as they are ripe and sweet with good spice; most do not have the finesse to be a sipping rum; however, they can be good values.
Top Picks for U.S. Virgin Islands
Captain Morgan
White Rum
Clear color. Muted, creamy, minerally aromas of coconut candy, plantain, cellophane candies, and saline with a silky, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, captivating, medium-length cherries in cream, powdered sugar, baking spices, and minerals finish. A pleasantly fruity, lighter styled white rum that will mix well.
89 points $15.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Aged Dark Rum
Dark golden amber color. Sweet, nutty aromas and flavors of caramel, cinnamon honey, apple cider, and fresh marzipan with a round, soft, fruity medium-full body and a warming, interesting, long melted spumoni and wintergreen finish. A bold rum with piles of almond flavor.
88 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Estate Diamond Dark Rum
Old gold color. Curious, yet attractive aromas and flavors of strawberry shortcake with cherry ice cream with a supple dry-yet-fruity medium body and a nutty praline and brown spices finish. Very fruity and tasty.
88 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Black Bell
Spiced Black Rum
Dark brown color. Lively, toasty aromas of dark raisin toast, butter roasted nuts, and dark chocolate cherries with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a peppery, appealing, medium-length watermelon gelato and peppery spices finish. An intriguing roasted fruity, overproof flavored rum for adventurous cocktails.
85 points $13.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Captain Morgan
Grapefruit Rum
Opaque clear color. Bright, fruity aromas of passionfruit, grapefruit, and guava with a lightly tannic, vibrant, cloying light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, brisk orange powder drink and cranberry sorbet finish. Nice citrusy tropical nose and flavor for mixing.
85 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Captain Morgan
Pineapple Rum
Clear color. Fruity aromas of pineapple slices with a supple, vibrant, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a warming, easy pineapple-melon sorbet, whipped cream, and pepper finish. Nice vibrant pineapple flavor for mixing.
84 points $15.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab