About Overproof Rum

About Overproof Rum
Strictly speaking, overproof rum is rum in any style that is over 40% ABV or 80º Proof

Top Picks for Overproof Rum

Pusser’s 109 Proof Rum
97 points
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.
Inner Circle Green Dot Rum
95 points
$75
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.
Pusser’s 150 Proof Rum
94 points
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.
Malecon Rare Proof 13 Year Old Rum
93 points
$52
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.
Rougaroux Sugarshine Rum
93 points
$20
Best Buy
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
Taildragger After Dark Rum
90 points
$37
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.
Don Q 151 Rum
89 points
$24.99
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
WRAY & NEPHEW White Overproof Rum
89 points
$22.99
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
Stroh "160" Rum
88 points
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.
Rum Fire Jamaican White Overproof Rum
87 points
$28
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.