About Dominican Spirits

About Dominican Spirits
The sprit industry in the Dominican Republic centers around rum; given the importance of sugar can in the nation's economy, this is a natural. There are numerous styles, from extra dry, which is clear, aged for two to five years in oak casks to riserva, that are aged for a few years more, usually in sherry casks, which imparts a tawny or amber color. A few of these older rums are aged for 25-30 years.

Dominican rum has tantalizing flavors of roasted nuts, toffee, honeycomb, coffee and praline. The offer excellent complexity, with the younger offerings displaying fruit overtones, while the older examples display a long, elegant finish with dried leaf and tobacco notes. These are voluptuous rums.

Top Picks for Dominican Republic

Motörhead Premium Dark Rum
96 points
$35
A rich, flavor-packed rum brimming with a delicious combination of power and grace; drink this.
Matusalem Gran Reserva 23 Year Aged Rum
95 points
A round and poised very-long-aged Rum with lovely integration of fruity cane and spicy barrel flavors; this is an easy choice for a fine sipping Rum.
Barceló Imperial Rum
95 points
$31
A nice spicy and sweet well-balanced Rum destined to make a great daiquiri.
Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Year Aged Rum
91 points
A dry, light and gentle long-aged Rum for sipping and whisky cocktails.
Kiss Detroit Rock Rum
91 points
$45
An estery, character-rich rum that tingles on the tongue with complex spice, fruit and funk notes.
Bacoo 11 Year Old Series #1 Sherry Cask Finish Rum
90 points
$39.99
Sip or mix this rum for mature rum character that delights the palate.
90 points $39.99
Barnacles Gran Reserva 12 Year Aged Rum
89 points
$39
A very well balanced aged Rum sipper, or enjoy in an elevated Rum cocktail.
The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum
87 points
A sweet Rum that would work well with winter cocktails.
Barnacles Signature Blend 8 Year Aged Rum
87 points
$34
A sweet and fruity Rum that will make a great cocktail and has the depth to be enjoyed neat.
E. Leon Jimenes La Aurora 110 Aniversario Rum
87 points
$110
A soft, fruity aged Rum for mixing.