About Liqueurs from Jamaica

About Liqueurs from Jamaica
There are some very good lighter rums from Jamaica today, but the versions that get all the attention are those aged in whiskey or sherry barrels for anywhere from 10 to 21 years. Copper or golden colored with appealing flavors such as banana, roasted coconut and praline, these are smashing examples of rums with complexity and intensity as well as finesse and elegance. These are meant for sipping or for artisan cocktails. Inexpensive rums, such as spiced versions, are fine for use in most summer cocktails.

Top Picks for Jamaica


Hamilton Ministry Of Rum Collection Pimento Dram Liqueur
85 points
Sedimentary golden green color. Aromas and flavors of ground cloves, cinnamon extract, whole wheat bread dough, and iodine with a slightly chewy, crisp, sweet light-to-medium body and a tingling, medium-long finish with notes of allspice, echinacea, turmeric, banana bread, and ginger tea. An intriguing Liqueur packed with island spices and funky Rum character.