About Spiced Rum

About Spiced Rum
Spiced rum is a type of flavored rum that incorporates a variety of spice flavors. In the past, major industrial examples of spiced rum utilized a myriad of added flavor compounds, sugar and coloring. Today, many craft and high-quality examples are using more natural production methods, whole spice maceration, and a base of high-quality aged rum. Spices used may include ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel, bay, vanilla and more. This style of rum is typically best in mixed drinks, as a flavorful shooter or used as a versatile cocktail ingredient.

Top Picks for Spiced Rum

Ghost Coast Tiki Spiced Rum
93 points
$24.99
Golden amber color. Spicy aromas of cardamom, spicy cinnamon tea, fresh orange zest, nutmeg, dill, bay, and vanilla with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length allspice, spiced apples, chai latte, pumpkin pie, and caramel finish. A rich spiced rum with true-to-life flavors and all natural appeal; delicious and honest.
93 points $24.99
Bayou Spiced Rum
89 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Light amber color. Spicy aromas of spiced orange, spumoni, almond nougat, vanilla bean, and sarsaparilla with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length orange creamsicle and circus peanuts finish. A smooth and creamy spiced rum with big pops of fruity flavor.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy
9north Spiced Rum
89 points
$34.99
Mahogany color. Creamy aromas of walnut confection, cream puff, coconut, molasses, and burnt caramel with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long cinnamon, allspice, clove, and sassafras finish. A rock-solid spiced rum with piles of flavor; easy to love.
89 points $34.99
Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum
88 points
$14.99
Best Buy
Gold color. Spicy aromas and flavors of clove, allspice, mocha latte, pumpkin pie, and cinnamon pastry with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, quick finish that exhibits shades of cafe latte and molasses cookie finish. A spicy, never-too-sweet spiced rum that will play very well in cocktails.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Burl & Sprig Esencia Barrel Aged Spiced Rum
87 points
$22.99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of pistachio gelato, strawberry mousse, toffee, nutmeg, and anisette cookie with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, brisk finish with notes of vanilla-coke and cafe latte finish. A twisting and turning spiced rum for mixed drinks.
87 points $22.99
Bounty Spiced Rum
86 points
$20.99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of pistachio gelato, cola, coffee creamer, waffles, and marmalade with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet light body and a seamless, amusing, medium finish with overtones of spumoni and toasted coconut finish. A fruity-sweet spiced rum that will liven up mixed drinks.
86 points $20.99
Member’s Mark Spiced Rum
84 points
$14.98
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of apple-cinnamon tisane, cola, and vanilla wafer with a soft, bright, dryish thin body and a tingling, brisk finish displaying accents of whipped cream and cafe latte finish. A restrained and well-mannered spiced rum for all manner of mixing.
84 points $14.98