About West Indian Spirits

The Caribbean is the epicenter of world Rum production. Virtually every major island group produces its own distinct Rum style.
Top Picks for West Indies
5 Island Rum
Clear color. Grassy aromas and flavors of sugared dried pineapple, mint chutney, coriander seeds, and rendered fat with a satiny, lively, dryish light body and a peppery, complex, long allspice dram, banana peel, licorice candy, and spiced cake finish. Put this rich flavor bomb in tiki cocktails to add tremendous depth.
96 points $29.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Saint James
Heritage Rum
Bright gold color. Lively, toasty aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits and nuts, spiced green bananas, vanilla custard, and minerals with a supple, soft, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, cheery dried tropical fruits, pepper, banana leaf, and cane stalk finish. A silky, gold rum with a nicely balanced range of cane, still, and barrel flavors.
90 points $16.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
Saint James
Reserve Rum
Brilliant amber color. Bright, woody, rubbery aromas of lacquered wood, dark roasted nuts and bananas, rubber leaf and sap, and toasted meringue with a supple, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a warming, complex, medium-long dried fruits and grass, pink pepper, mocha cream, and fuel-like minerality and copper ore finish. A dimensional dark rum with lots of fun agricole and potstill character.
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab