About Rum and Cane Spirits from USA

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA

Rum and Cane Spirits

Old New Orleans 20th Anniversary Blend "King Creole" Rum
96 points
Brilliant gold color. Creamy aromas and flavors of chocolate maple nut fudge, spicy fruit chutney, honey vanilla bean gelato, and copper with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, long finish that shows notes of vanilla buttercream and cola, tiramisu, pink pepper, and minerals finish. A superbly spicy and intricate sipping rum that will cover all bases.
96 points $84.99
Jan Stephenson Pineapple Rum
94 points
Brilliant golden amber color. Aromas of burnt sugar and coffee bean, lit candle, singed fruit cake, and fennel with a satiny, vibrant, fruity sweet medium body and an interesting, long iron grilled pineapple with mesquite honey, cream and fruit punch sodas, and hint of licorice finish. A fantastic pineapple rum with rich, complex flavors that perfectly bridges the fun and the serious.
Awards: 2018 Best Flavored Rum
94 points $34.99
Eight Bells Rum
93 points
Bright gold color. Lively, pungent aromas and flavors of overripe pineapple and kiwi, honeyed cherry toast, hint of coleman’s fuel, and copper with a silky, soft, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish with notes of Neapolitan ice milk, roasted plantain and nuts, hazelnut milk, and cedar and pepper dust finish. A complex and vibrant gold rum that will pop beautifully in cocktails.
93 points $39.99
Charboneau Distillery Gold Rum
93 points
Brilliant golden straw color. Lively, complex, earthy aromas and flavors of exotic honeycomb, lemon-orange spice cake, baked banana, and rubber leaf with a silky, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, elegant, medium-long finish with notes of coconut water, fuel-like minerals, caramel pudding, and bbq rub and grass finish. A complex, multifaceted gold rum with waves of savory cane and spice character.
Charbay Double Distilled Double Aged Rum
92 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of salted dark chocolate, toasty oak, chocolate covered cherry cordials, and dried peach with a satiny, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a searing, medium-length finish with suggestions of caramel truffle finish. A potent overproof rum that packs a flavorful punch.
Bayou Select Barrel Reserve Rum
92 points
Copper color. Fruity aromas of jamaican sweet plantains, coconut cooking oil, luxury cigarette shop, and chocolate fudge with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long caramelized mango, leather strap, cigarillo, and dried pineapple and vanilla finish. Delicious and elegant flavors and a lingering finish make this a natural choice for stirred rum cocktails.
92 points $33.99
A&G Michigan Reserve Rum
92 points
Bronze color. Oaky aromas of brach’s candy, pecan praline, fruit punch, and vanilla maple syrup on oatmeal with a glycerous, dryish full body and a smooth, complex, long pecan brittle, English toffee, dark chocolate with crushed coffee beans, and blackberry caramel finish. An ultra-rich sipping rum that stimulates every part of the palate.
92 points $44.99
Jonah’s Curse Black Spiced Rum
92 points
Best Buy
Bright mahogany color. Bright, spicy, toasty aromas of vanilla cola, spice cake, mocha cream, and chocolate cherry with a satiny, lively, off-dry medium body and a smooth, delightful, medium-long sweet brown spices, toffee, and sassafras float finish. A very lively and well balanced spiced rum.
92 points $16.99 Best Buy
Eastside Distilling Below Deck Silver Rum
91 points
Best Buy
Clear silver color. Aromas and flavors of fresh cane, corn husk, sweet gum tree, candied lime peel and pineapple, cumin, and charcoal with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish conveying shades of fondant, coconut milk, and cola finish.
91 points $15.95 Best Buy
Black Magic Black Spiced Rum
91 points
Best Buy
Dull bronze color. Attractive, candied aromas and flavors of spumoni gelato with almond whipped cream, spiced chocolate toffee, and vanilla caramel frosted rum raisin cake with an oily, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying nuances of cherry cola float with Neapolitan ice cream, frosted gingerbread and carrot cakes, vanilla nut fudge, and pink peppercorns finish. A fun and engaging spiced rum that will make tasty cocktails.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy