About Gold Rum

About Gold Rum
Golden Rums, also known as Amber Rums, are generally medium-bodied. Most have spent several years aging in oak casks, which give them smooth, mellow palates.

Top Picks for Gold Rum

Phraya Deep Matured Gold Rum
94 points
Medium gold color. Rich, nutty, spicy aromas of nut brittle, creme brulee, cedar, and sweet tobacco with an even, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a peppery, distinctive, medium-long creamy pistachio gelato, cherry cola, baking spices, and minerals finish. A rich and rewarding gold rum that delivers a lot of flavor and balance for the category.
Tanduay Asian Gold Rum
93 points
Best Buy
Bright gold color. Aromas of bright red maraschino cherries, hint of nail polish remover, golden raisin, and toasted oak with a supple, prickly, fruity light body and a hot, brisk sawdust, toasted coconut, and grenadine finish. A zesty gold rum for mixed drinks.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
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 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 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.
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
J. Wray Gold Rum
92 points
Best Buy
Brilliant gold color. Delicate, boozy, curious fruity floral aromas and flavors of banana cream pie, nougat, delicate brown spices, and dried tropical fruits with a velvety, soft, fruity medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-length toasty praline and caramel, vanilla cream, wet stone, and cedar finish. An elegant and rich gold rum that sets a benchmark for the category.
92 points $20 Best Buy
Cruzan Aged Dark Rum
92 points
Best Buy
Bright light gold color. Bright, attractive aromas of toasted coconut, banana cream pie, and almond nougat with a soft, crisp, dryish medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length bananas foster, pepper, and minerals finish. A delicious and well aged gold rum with lots of spicy flavor to offer.
92 points $11.99 Best Buy
Puerto Angel Organic Amber Rum
92 points
Hazy straw color. Delicate, creamy, nutty toasty yeasty aromas of almond nougat, creme brulee, and spice bread with a soft, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, complex, medium-length pepper, mocha cream, toasted marshmallow, and fuel-like minerals finish. A flavor packed gold rum that will stand out well in cocktails.
92 points $29.99
Phraya Deep Matured Gold Rum
92 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of roasted coconuts and nuts with a silky, dryish medium body and a long, mineral and cream accented finish. A very flavorful and well made dry golden rum.
92 points $69.99
Saint James Heritage Rum
90 points
Best Buy
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