About Gold Rum

Serve in a Rocks Glass
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
210795
Phraya
Deep Matured Gold Rum
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220605
Tanduay
Asian Gold Rum
Bright gold color. Exotic, fruity aromas of creme of coconut, caramelized pineapple, hibiscus, and spearmint jelly candy with a round, bright, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length dried fig and red licorice, cashew trail mix, marshmallow fluff, and Thai spice finish. A coconuty gold rum begging for piña coladas.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219671
Tanduay
Asian Gold Rum
Light amber color. Nutty, fresh aromas and flavors of almond extract, cherry blossom, caramelized pistachios, and prune with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, breezy almond paste, panettone, cola, and white pepper finish. An almond bomb for craft cocktails.
93 points $19.99 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
215342
Eight Bells
Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214977
Charboneau Distillery
Gold Rum
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.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
218918
A&G
Michigan Reserve Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214936
J. Wray
Gold Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211087
Cruzan
Aged Dark Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
211457
Puerto Angel
Organic Amber Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206787
Phraya
Deep Matured Gold Rum
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
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab