About Haitian Spirits

About Haitian Spirits
Haiti is famous for its rums (or rhums, if you will), dating back to the mid-19th century. There are various styles produced, from white rum to the more celebrated golden rums, aged in casks from five to fifteen years. These are quite rich, with flavors of roasted almonds, orange compote and a subtle peppery note. These are superb rums to be sipped slowly after dinner to enjoy their finesse. Given their quality, exports of these rums is strong.

Top Picks for Haiti

Rhum Barbancourt 15 Year Estate Réserve Rum
93 points
$45
Amber color. Aromas of caramel corn, cedar, roasted cashews, spiced raisin bread pudding, and toasted marshmallow with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, intricate, long cafe au lait, gingerbread, and hints of leather finish. A chewy, caramelly and satisfying Aged Rum with a memorable finish.
Boukman Botanical Rhum Flavored Fresh Cane Juice Rum
90 points
$48
Golden amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of grilled corn, banana leaf, orange zest, roast peach, and bubblegum with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-long finish imparting nuances of grilled root vegetables, sourdough banana bread, caramel, oregano, and cardoons. A nuanced spirit with creamy flavors, great complexity, and balance.
Rhum Barbancourt Reserve Special 5-Star 8 Year Old Rum
84 points
$30
Amber color. Odd aromas and flavors of plastic, embers, butterscotch, and dried herbs with a lean, shrill, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a searing, breezy finish that shows notes of green apple and black olive. A mixing rum.