About Rum and Cane Spirits from Australia

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Australia
There are numerous types of spirits produced in Australia, from fruit, honey and coffee liqueurs to vodka to single malt whiskeys. While the industry is not well known, it is growing in leaps and bounds and recently, there has been a lot of publicity for the single malts produced in the southern island of Tasmania. Look for more spirits and liqueurs from Australia to hit the US market and receive much more media attention.

Top Picks for Australia

Rum and Cane Spirits

Inner Circle Green Dot Rum
95 points
$75
Gold color. Bold, complex, phenolic aromas of rubber cement, scorched copper, grilled fruits and nuts, and burnt sugar with a supple, racy, dryish medium-full body and a hot, distinctive, long caramelized nuts, dried fruits, and mocha finish. A fiery and brash overproof rum that brings a lot of flavor and potstill character to the cocktail table; try with a splash or two of water to calm the fire.
Beenleigh 5 Year Old Double Barrel Rum
93 points
$60
Bright amber color. Rich, attractive, fruity aromas of bananas foster, chocolate cherry and nuts, and mocha buttercream with a velvety, bright, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length cream brulee, white toffee, cherry cola, and peppermint finish. A nicely confected dark rum for mixing.
Beenleigh Copper Pot Rum
85 points
$50
Bright gold color. Delicate, minerally, curious aromas of mocha, rubber inner tube, grilled banana, and umami dried mushrooms and chestnuts with a satiny, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, breezy roasted almond milk, straw, pepper, and minerals finish. An interesting combination of mellow creamy cane and nuanced potstill notes.