About Rum and Cane Spirits from Denmark

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Denmark
Vodka and whiskey are the leading spirits in Denmark. Vodka is generally made from wheat and is colorless; however, as with many other nations, flavored vodkas, such as currant and citrus are now produced. There are various styles of whiskey, including rye and a limited production of single malts; given the small amounts made, prices are not inexpensive, but quality is extremely high; these whiskeys have distinct spice and fruitiness in an elegant package. Akavit, also called snaps in Denmark, is made from caraway and is generally colorless. As with other Scandinavian countries, akvavit in Denmark has a long tradition among the masses.

Top Picks for Denmark

Rum and Cane Spirits

A.H. Riise Royal Danish Navy Strength Rum
89 points
Dark amber color. Aromas of gingerbread, cola nut, molasses, citrus peels, spiced bananas, white chocolate, and lime leaf with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, charming, medium-long mango, orange jellies, papaya custard, tropical fruit smoothie, and toasted pound cake finish. An engaging rum with just the right amount of funk; this offers endless cocktail possibilities and will be a great standby overproof rum.
A.H. Riise Non Plus Ultra Very Rare Rum
85 points
Dark amber color. Aromas of cherry glaze, beeswax, pistachio gelato, Dr. Pepper, and cedar candle with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and an appealing, medium-length peach liqueur, pecan pie, and candied cherries finish. A sweet, fruity rum for tropical drinks.
A.H. Riise Copenhagen Gold Medal Rum
84 points
Dark amber color. Aromas of ripe mango, sweet banana, coconut liqueur, and green apple with a round, vibrant, off-dry medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long gingerbread, peach liqueur, fruit cake, circus peanuts, and spumoni finish. A confected rum with big fruity flavors; try in dessert cocktails.
A.H. Riise Royal Danish Navy Rum
84 points
Dark amber color. Spicy aromas and flavors of nutmeg, cinnamon, allspice, mint, grapefruit peel, caramel, and turmeric with a syrupy, crisp, fruity light-to-medium body and a graceful, intriguing, medium-long finish imparting overtones of ripe pineapple and tangerine finish. A fruity-sweet rum layered with spice flavors; accessible and a good alternative to spiced rum.