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.

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Rum and Cane Spirits

Rhum Barbancourt 8 Yr Reserve Special 5 Star Aged Fresh Cane Juice Rum
95 points
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate espresso bean, toffee with molasses soaked figs, hint of sarsaparilla, and rubber sap and leather boot with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, medium-length finish with touches of almond milk latte, dried tropical fruits, and sweet and peppery spices. A spicy and wonderfully balanced aged Rum with great versatility for rich cocktails, sipping, and cigar pairings.
Rhum Barbancourt 15 Year Estate Réserve Rum
93 points
Amber color. Aromas of caramel corn, cedar, roasted cashews, spiced raisin bread pudding, and toasted marshmallow with a velvety, vibrant, fruity medium body and a tingling, intricate, long cafe au lait, gingerbread, and hints of leather finish. A chewy, caramelly and satisfying Aged Rum with a memorable finish.
Boukman Botanical Rhum Flavored Fresh Cane Juice Rum
90 points
Golden amber color. Interesting aromas and flavors of grilled corn, banana leaf, orange zest, roast peach, and bubblegum with a satiny, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a warming, intriguing, medium-long finish imparting nuances of grilled root vegetables, sourdough banana bread, caramel, oregano, and cardoons. A nuanced spirit with creamy flavors, great complexity, and balance.
Rhum Barbancourt White Rum
85 points
Clear color. Tropical aromas and flavors of bananas foster, cherry fruit leather, spicy mango-chive compote, and walnut oil and nougat with an oily, soft, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, delightful, long finish imparting notes of powdered sugar, toasted meringue, and praline. A round and warming, and slightly funky white Rum with lovely layers of tantalizing flavors.
Rhum Barbancourt Reserve Special 5-Star 8 Year Old Rum
84 points
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.