About Overproof Rum

Serve in a Rocks Glass
Strictly speaking, overproof rum is rum in any style that is over 40% ABV or 80º Proof
Top Picks for Overproof Rum
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
211232
Inner Circle
Green Dot Rum
Gold color. Bold, complex, phenolic aromas of rubber cement, scorched copper, grilled fruits and nuts, and burnt sugar with a supple, racy, dryish medium-full body and a hot, distinctive, long caramelized nuts, dried fruits, and mocha finish. A fiery and brash overproof rum that brings a lot of flavor and potstill character to the cocktail table; try with a splash or two of water to calm the fire.
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
218940
Malecon
Rare Proof 13 Year Old Rum
Bright copper color. Complex, fruity, inviting aromas and flavors of fruitcake, butterscotch candy, pineapple and mango yogurt, and leather with a supple, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, elegant, long coriander, allspice, worn wood, and pecan pie finish. A surprisingly easy-going overproof rum full of character and elegance.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
206860
Rougaroux
Sugarshine Rum
Clear. Aromas of vanilla yogurt nuts and coconut with a supple, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a long, warming vanilla cream, banana frosting and nougat finish. A clean, tasty overproof rum.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
214757
Taildragger
After Dark Rum
Dark copper color. Aromas of molasses covered raisins, burnt sugar, dark roasted nuts, and coffee with a supple, lively, fruity medium-full body and a hot, captivating, long mocha gelato, white pepper, creme brulee, and fuel-like minerals finish. A rock solid overproof rum with lots of caramel character for punches.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
220590
Don Q
151 Rum
Golden amber color. Tropical aromas of vanilla, caramelized mango, rose water and candied orange peel, and candied hibiscus and char grilled vegetables with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a hot, elegant, long butterscotch and almond nougat, maple syrup and pineapple husk, allspice, and peach preserve finish. A terrific nuanced overproof rum that is a welcome addition to any tropical cocktail.
89 points $24.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210167
WRAY & NEPHEW
White Overproof Rum
Opaque clear color. Delicate, vegetal, earthy aromas of whole plantain, dried rubber cement, nougat, and aloe with a lightly tannic, vibrant, dry medium-to-full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-length banana peel, toasted coconut cream, and fuel-like minerals finish. A powerful overproof rum with a lot to offer.
89 points $22.99
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
210852
Stroh
"160" Rum
Brilliant dark amber color. Hot, creamy confected aromas of caramel cream candies and vanilla maple fudge with a supple, crisp, dry-yet-fruity full body and a peppery, interesting, medium-long spumoni ice cream, whipped cream, caramel nougat, and Coleman’s fuel finish. A fun bit of overproof confection that will make interesting cocktails.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab
219144
Rum Fire
Jamaican White Overproof Rum
Clear color. Rustic aromas of cane, black mint, and persimmon with a satiny, racy, dry light-to-medium body and a searing, breezy fallen mango, baiju, and leather finish. A scorching overproof rum for flaming cocktails and tiki punches.
Date Tasted: in our Chicago tasting lab