About Puerto Rican Spirits

About Puerto Rican Spirits
Spirits in Puerto Rico are dominated by rum. It is the national beverage of the island; moreover, through clever marketing, the producers have done an outstanding job of capturing export business, as 70% of the rum consumed in the USA is from Puerto Rico.

As with rums from other Caribbean nations, there are several versions (aged, unaged, añejo, aged 8 years, etc); however, quality while excellent for a few top examples, tends to be regarded as less than other rums from lands such as Haiti, Dominican Republic and Barbados.

There are some aged Puerto Rican rums meant for sipping, but most are used for mixing in cocktails.

Top Picks for Puerto Rico

Don Q Gran Reserva Anejo XO Rum
96 points
A delicious and dry, pure crafted aged Rum that will be great for sipping or artisan cocktails.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)
Ron Del Barrilito Hacienda Santa Ana Cask Strength Rum
95 points
A vibrant, well balanced overproof rum that will punch up punches perfectly.
Don Q Reserva de la Familia Serralles 20 Year Old Rum
95 points
A superb, long-aged Rum with cascading waves of evolving flavors.
95 points $1865
Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez Rum
94 points
A light and clean distillate with wisps of fruit that really amplifies the flavors of the high quality barrels.
Don Q Double Aged Port Cask Finished Rum
94 points
Smells and tastes of many seasons of extended aging; pour over a single ice cube on a warm summer evening and let this Rum unfold for an hour or so.
Ron Del Barrilito 3 Stars Rum
94 points
A buttery, wood-forward aged Rum with great sipability.
Bacardi Añejo Cuatro Rum
93 points
Best Buy
A solid, everyday Rum with balancing flavors of earthy spice, barrel, and baked fruits.
93 points $19 Best Buy
Bacardi Strawberry Mojito
93 points
A delicious canned berry cocktail for any occasion.
Bacardi Bahama Mama
93 points
A juicy and instantly pleasing tropical cocktail with a friendly fizz.
Don Q Gran Reserva Añejo XO Rum
92 points
Very clean and crisp with just a hint of traditional Rum funk to go well in classic cocktail applications.