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
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
Mount Gay Black Barrel Rum
93 points
Golden amber color. Fruity, nutty aromas and flavors of caramelized fruits and nuts, jamaica drink, hearts of palm, and crystallized ginger with a glycerous, fruity sweet full body and a tingling, thought-provoking, long finish displaying impressions of marshmallow, chocolate fudge ice cream, roasted nuts, and leather finish. A rich and satisfying sipper.
93 points $29.99
Marauda Steelpan Rum
93 points
Dark gold color. Sweet aromas of chocolate taffy, beeswax, smoky coffee bean, and malted milk with a thick, fruity medium-to-full body and an interesting, medium-length candied apricot and cherry, caramel fudge, pistachio butter, and orange blossom honey in tea finish. A balanced, rich yet delicate rum.
Amrut Two Indies Rum
92 points
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
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
Ron Cartavio Selecto Rum
92 points
Pale copper color. Fruity aromas and flavors of stewed pineapple and brownie batter with a lean, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a peppery, medium-length finish with notes of graham cracker, roasted caramelized nuts, and tiramisu finish. A charming rum for the masses.
92 points
Copper color. Funky, hot aromas of pollo lollipop, dried mango, wet cedar, and iberico jamon with a lightly tannic, bright, dry medium body and a peppery, medium-length burnt sugar, dried mango with salt and chile, raisin cake, and honeycomb cereal finish. A slightly savory rum for punches.
92 points $26.99
Chairman’s Reserve Dark Rum
92 points
Light copper color. Sweet, attractive aromas of fresh beets, dill, and melted butterscotch with a creamy, lively, dryish full body and a warming, medium-length honey comb cereal, chopped almond in chocolate, caramel bar, and leather finish. A pretty rum that will add complexity to craft cocktails.
92 points $27.99
Bayou Select Barrel Reserve Rum
92 points
Copper color. Fruity aromas of jamaican sweet plantains, coconut cooking oil, luxury cigarette shop, and chocolate fudge with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and an interesting, medium-long caramelized mango, leather strap, cigarillo, and dried pineapple and vanilla finish. Delicious and elegant flavors and a lingering finish make this a natural choice for stirred rum cocktails.
92 points $33.99
Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum
91 points
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