About Rum and Cane Spirits from Guyana

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Guyana
While there are a few spirits produced in Guyana, including cream liqueur, the country's spirit industry is all about rum, rum and more rum. There are the usual styles, from white to "navy" or "sailor's" rum as well as añejo, aged for up to five years. There is even a vatted rum that is blended from the best sugar cane stock and exported to Scotland. These are creamy with flavors of chocolate and toffee and are wonderful sipping rums.

Top Picks for Guyana

Rum and Cane Spirits

Kiss Monstrum Grand Reserve 14 Year Aged Rum
96 points
$175
Golden yellow color. Aromas and flavors of grilled bananas, chocolate nuts and citrus peels, pumice, and artichoke heart with a silky, bright, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long finish with impressions of mango chutney, pepper, and hint of diesel. A savory, artisanal Rum with a nice sense of place; rock with sophisticated cocktails or cigars.
PYRAT XO Reserve Rum
87 points
$34
Dark amber color. Attractive aromas and flavors of brown butter, fruit punch and vernors ginger ale, caramelized pineapples and oranges, and cajeta and dried leaves with a silky, bright, fruity medium body and a seamless, interesting, medium-long finish displaying notes of cherry cola float and fruit cake. A sweet and fruity aged Rum that will mix nicely.