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

Tanduay Asian Gold Rum
93 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Bright gold color. Aromas of bright red maraschino cherries, dark honey, golden raisin, and toasted oak with a supple, prickly, fruity light body and a peppery, cheery graham cracker, toasted coconut, and grenadine finish. A zesty gold rum for mixed drinks.
Awards: 2018 Best Gold Rum
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Eight Bells Rum
93 points
$39.99
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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
$40
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.
Neptune Gold Rum
92 points
$35
Brilliant gold color. Artificial aromas and flavors of chocolate nuts coconut bar, toasted Hawaiian bread with mango-peach marmalade, chocolate with cacao nibs and espresso beans, and fine polished wood with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, prodigious, very long praline and cola, spiced nuts, minerals, and leather finish. A superb brilliantly aged gold rum oozing with flavor and class.
A&G Michigan Reserve Rum
92 points
$44.99
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
$20
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
Bacardi Gold Rum
90 points
$12.99
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Straw color. Green, grassy aromas and flavors of banana peels and leaves, candle wax and starched linen, bananas foster in a cast iron skillet, and cappuccino with mace with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy caramel ice milk in a pewter bowl, wet stones, pepper, and bamboo finish. A excellent gold rum with a mellow finish.
90 points $12.99 Best Buy
Savannah Spirits Amber Rum
90 points
$22
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Brilliant light gold color. Spicy, interesting aromas and flavors of durian and papaya, spicy egg pastry, and antique wood with a glycerous, soft, fruity sweet medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-long mesquite honey cream, caramelized bananas and coconuts in custard, light molasses butter, and banana leaf finish. A interesting and slightly funky honeyed golden rum for exotic tiki cocktails.
90 points $22 Best Buy
Saint James Heritage Rum
90 points
$16.99
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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
Florida Old Reserve 5 Year Old Rum
89 points
$19.99
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Light gold color. Delicate aromas of bananas foster, pencil shavings, honey roasted nuts, and pepper with a soft, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, engaging, medium-length iced horchata, coconut milk, cedar, and tobacco leaf finish. A lively gold rum with spicy wood character.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy