About Aged Rum

About Aged Rum
Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.

Top Picks for Aged Rum

El Dorado 21 Year Old Special Reserve Rum
98 points
Dark amber color. Sweet aromas and flavors of butterscotch, burnt sugar, blackstrap molasses, cooked pineapple, and dark roasted pecan with a satiny, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish revealing notes of orange zest and black plum finish. A deluxe aged rum that grows more ambrosial with each sip.
98 points $99.99
El Dorado 15 Year Old Special Reserve Rum
97 points
Dark amber color. Aromas of mocha latte, copper pot, bruleed orange, and toasted pine nuts with a round, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, elegant, medium-long ripe cherry, sassafras, salted caramel, pink grapefruit, port, coriander, and raisin finish. A delicious rum that marries flavors of fruit, still, and spice into a harmonious and craveable spirit.
97 points $49.99
Malecon Seleccion Esplendida 1979
97 points
Amber color. Toasty, sweet aromas of mocha latte, amarena cherry, mahogany, leather, and caramel-coated nuts with a round, crisp, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long fresh grated cinnamon, black peppercorns, and molasses cookies finish. A decadent and roasty aged rum in the most serious class; sip respectfully.
Awards: 2018 Best Aged Rum
97 points $299.99
Denizen Merchants Reserve 8 Year Old Rum
96 points
Brilliant amber color. Aromas and flavors of spiced baked bananas, molasses raisin cake, lit scented candle, and rubber leaf and sap with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a warming, subtle, medium-long finish that presents notes of vanilla cola float, sweet and peppery spices wrapped in banana and tobacco leaves, latte with coconut milk, and copper finish. A vivacious, pot still aged rum with boatloads of character and finesse.
96 points $29.99
Ron Cartavio XO Rum
96 points
Brilliant mahogany color. Woody, elegant aromas of fine furniture, soft tropical fruit, leather wallet, and warm cinnamon roll with a lightly tannic, crisp, off-dry full body and a tingling, nuanced, long caramelized nut tart, mango flan, orange caramel sauce, and vanilla bean and nutmeg finish. A rich aged rum for sweet palates.
Awards: 2017 Top 2 Best Rum, 2017 Best Aged Rum
Havana Club Unión Rum
96 points
Dark amber color. Lively, roasted aromas and flavors of roasted nut brittle, sweet and pickling spices, geranium patch, and sarsaparilla with a velvety, shy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish manifesting notes of pencil shavings, sweet cream, wet limestone, and blonde tobacco finish. A very smooth, elegant, and mellow sipping rum.
Panama-Pacific 23 year Aged Rum
96 points
Golden amber color. Bold, spicy, creamy complex aromas of cherry cola float, spiced peaches and mangos, orange spice cake, and creme brulee with a soft, bright, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, nuanced, medium-long chocolate cherry bon bons, honeyed spiced nuts, suede, and cedar finish. A seamless and delicious aged rum that is sure to satisfy.
96 points $54.99
Old New Orleans 20th Anniversary Blend "King Creole" Rum
96 points
Brilliant gold color. Creamy aromas and flavors of chocolate maple nut fudge, spicy fruit chutney, honey vanilla bean gelato, and copper with a silky, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, long finish that shows notes of vanilla buttercream and cola, tiramisu, pink pepper, and minerals finish. A superbly spicy and intricate sipping rum that will cover all bases.
96 points $84.99
The Real McCoy Limited Edition 14 Year Aged Rum
95 points
Amber color. Complex aromas and flavors of wet oak, Palo Santo, molasses cookie, tobacco, and leather with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry medium body and a warming, complex, long finish manifesting nuances of Champurrado, dried mango, creme brulee, hickory, and flamed orange finish. An elegantly dry rum with layers and layers of flavor; time has been very good to this spirit.
95 points $69.99
95 points
Dark amber color. Sweet, candied, complex aromas and flavors of vanilla creme anglaise, caramel pudding, dates, and dried pineapple with a tannic, vibrant, dryish medium-full body and a warming, complex, long finish imparting shades of tropical trail mix, candied orange peel, orange blossom water, and leather finish. An intriguing and satisfying sipping rum.
95 points $134.99