About Rum Aged 3 years or less

About Rum Aged 3 years or less
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 Rum Aged 3 years or less

Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum
93 points
$24.99
Gold color. Aromas of hot copper pot, dried tropical fruit, whole allspice, and burnt toffee with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a medium-long plantain, dried pineapple, and brown butter finish. A minerally, Jamaican-style rum to keep on hand for any number of occasions.
93 points $24.99
Amrut Two Indies Rum
92 points
$25.99
Gold color. Interesting aromas and flavors of fruity brach’s caramel, pickled plantain and olives, varnished cedar, and pistachio nougat with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish displaying notes of spumoni gelato with nuts, brown spices, hay and raffia, and mineral ore finish. A wonderfully vibrant and exotic dark rum with great interplay of sweet, spicy, and savory tones.
92 points $25.99
Plantation Original Dark Rum
92 points
$17.99
Best Buy
Brilliant amber color. Aromas of mace, cinnamon, rum-raisin, orange blossom, patent leather, and tropical pineapple with a satiny, bright, off-dry light-to-medium body and an even, breezy spice cake, caramel coated apricot, vanilla-cola, and licorice finish. A spicy, serious rum with a great copper-pot character.
92 points $17.99 Best Buy
Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum
91 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Brilliant copper color. Spicy, fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of rum fruit nut cake, chocolate rum cherry bonbons, and black strap molasses with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, compelling, medium-length finish with overtones of spumoni and butter pecan ice creams in a root beer float, mace and asian spices, and clove and oak finish. An exotically spicy dark rum that will be fun to experiment with.
91 points $19.99 Best Buy
Bounty Premium Dark Rum
91 points
$20.99
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of toasted dark nougat, mocha creme brulee, white pepper, and hint of corsage and swimming pool with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, complex, long finish that shows nuances of caramel creme Anglaise, grilled molasses fruitcake, tobacco in a cedar box, and chicory and black garlic finish. A flavorful and nuanced dark rum that will elevate cocktails.
91 points $20.99 Best Buy
Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum Finished in Spanish Sherry Cask
91 points
$45.99
Dark copper color. Aromas of caramelized pineapple, cedar, dried mango, toasted waffle, leather, allspice, lime leaf, orange oil, and sweet cane with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-length dark chocolate studded orange cake, roasted brazil nuts, artisan cola, and fresh cigars finish. A dry, chewy dark rum that is a natural with cigars.
91 points $45.99
Bayou Select Barrel Reserve
90 points
$29.99
Bright golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of buttered popcorn, candied banana, roasted peanuts, copper pot, barley tea, and spice cake with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish that shows nuances of sticky toffee pudding, roasted mango, tobacco, and gingersnap finish. Lots of fruity, chewy flavors develop on the palate; this is a delicious, complex sipping rum for all types of aged spirits lovers.
90 points $29.99
Don Q Añejo Rum
90 points
$21.99
Best Buy
Gold color. Sweet aromas of maple, vanilla-honey, beignets, and Belgian waffle with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-long cherry stone, dark chocolate, cola, toffee, and dates finish. A satisfying and flavor-packed aged rum that will be a nice go-to for tropical drinks.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Dark Rum
90 points $21.99 Best Buy
Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
90 points
$39.99
Amber color. Nutty aromas and flavors of walnut fudge, chocolate-covered cherries, cola, and coffee yogurt with an oily, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of chocolate malt milkshake, flamed orange peel, and creme brulee finish. An outgoing rum that will be a nice sweet sipper or creative cocktail base.
90 points $39.99
Papa’s Pilar Bourbon Barrel Finished Overproof Rum
89 points
$46.99
Copper color. Confected aromas of black forest cake, orange marmalade, pecan frosting, chocolate biscuit, and stewed strawberry with a round, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length chocolate ganache, French cruller donut, poached apricots and mango, and Grand Marnier finish. A rich, smooth rum with lots of sweet bakery notes; a decadent liquid hug.
89 points $46.99