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
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
206819
Pusser’s
Rum Spiced
Copper color. Aromas of cinnamon nuts, sandalwood, caraway, and toasted spices with a sweet light-to-medium body and a caramel and clove gum finish. Tasty and balanced spice flavors for mixing.
88 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220521
Blue Chair Bay
Banana Rum
Clear color. Candied aromas of banana taffy, banana creme pie, and lucky charms with a syrupy, bright, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a seamless, easy marshmallow, praline, hazelnut spread, and circus peanut finish. A dangerously drinkable fruit bomb.
86 points $18.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab