About Rum and Cane Spirits from Dominican Republic

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Dominican Republic
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.

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Rum and Cane Spirits

Motörhead Premium Dark Rum
96 points
$35
Bronze color. Aromas of madeira cake, chicory, nuts in molasses, cappuccino, and toffee with a round, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, elegant, very long roasted coffee bean, sweet tea, cacao nib, roasted mango on molasses cookie, carob, and melange of baking spices. finish. 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
Brilliant bronze color. Aromas and flavors of book-pressed flowers, ripe banana tree, cocoa-dusted dark roasted nuts and oranges, and creme brulee with tropical fruit compote with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, very long finish with accents of roasted coconut milk in a copper mug, waffles with peach-pepper jam, sweet and peppery spices, and sandalwood. 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
Clear dark amber color. Baked, roasted, attractive, tropical, toasty aromas of raisin, butter pecan, apricot, and oak with a soft, dry fat body and a tingling, fleeting molasses, tree bark and bitter chocolate finish. A nice spicy and sweet well-balanced Rum destined to make a great daiquiri.
Matusalem Gran Reserva 15 Year Aged Rum
91 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of dark butter roasted mixed nuts, dark chocolates in leather purse, whole and dried plantains with leaves, and candle wax and wick with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of honeyed grilled bananas, cedar and sandalwood, cherry cola, and tobacco. A dry, light and gentle long-aged Rum for sipping and whisky cocktails.
Kiss Detroit Rock Rum
91 points
$45
Dark copper color. Aromas of allspice, black peppercorns, jamon iberico, brown sugar, candied ginger, and roasted chestnuts with a satiny, vibrant, dry medium body and a warming, complex, very long chess pie, bananas foster, quince, and green leaves finish. An estery, character-rich Rum that tingles on the tongue with complex spice, fruit and funk notes.
Dubar Imperial Rum
91 points
$39.99
Rum
Copper color. Attractive aromas of caramel, honey roasted macadamia nuts, sesame candy, and cider apple with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, refreshing, medium-length leather, almond paste, tobacco, and caramel-cheesecake finish. A silky rum with kisses of caramel sweetness; rich and nutty.
91 points $39.99
Bacoo 11 Year Old Series #1 Sherry Cask Finish Rum
90 points
$39.99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of toasted almond, raisins, black banana, molasses cookies, and leather with a velvety, crisp, fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, complex, medium-long finish displaying impressions of praline and nut-studded fudge finish. Sip or mix this rum for mature rum character that delights the palate.
90 points $39.99
Bacoo Natural Cafe Rum
90 points
$19.99
Best Buy
Deep mahogany color. Sweet aromas and flavors of coffee gelato, vanilla-caramel, and sourdough crust with a glycerous, soft, sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, brisk finish with notes of toasted pound cake, leather, and cappuccino finish. A sweet and creamy coffee-flavored rum for after dinner cocktails.
90 points $19.99 Best Buy
Barnacles Gran Reserva 12 Year Aged Rum
89 points
$39
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of dark caramelized pecans, tobacco, and herbed brown butter with a silky, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish that shows overtones of roasted coconut, creme brulee, and dried tropical fruits. A very well balanced aged Rum sipper, or enjoy in an elevated Rum cocktail.
Bacoo 3 Year Old White Rum
88 points
$18.99
Slivery straw color. Sweet aromas and flavors of coconut cream, caramelized bananas, ripe mango, clove, and spumoni with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light body and a smooth, interesting, breezy finish with nuances of candied lime finish. A sweet and slightly candied rum that will make tasty daiquiris and friendly mixed drinks.
88 points $18.99