About Rum and Cane Spirits from Haiti

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Haiti
Haiti is famous for its rums (or rhums, if you will), dating back to the mid-19th century. There are various styles produced, from white rum to the more celebrated golden rums, aged in casks from five to fifteen years. These are quite rich, with flavors of roasted almonds, orange compote and a subtle peppery note. These are superb rums to be sipped slowly after dinner to enjoy their finesse. Given their quality, exports of these rums is strong.

Top Picks for Haiti

Rum and Cane Spirits

Boukman Botanical Rhum
90 points
$46
Gold color. Interesting aromas of warm corn bread, sweet plantains, cola nut, toffee cookies, and caramelized vegetables with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long tahini, wintergreen, alpine herbs, and lemon verbena finish. A distinctively flavored rum with bright spices and herbaceous cane notes; a one-of-a-kind ingredient for cocktails with a sophisticated vibe.
Rhum Barbancourt Reserve Special 5-Star 8 Year Old Rum
84 points
$30
Amber color. Odd aromas and flavors of plastic, embers, butterscotch, and dried herbs with a lean, shrill, bone-dry light-to-medium body and a searing, breezy finish that shows notes of green apple and black olive. A mixing rum.