About Rum and Cane Spirits from Panama

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Panama
The leading spirit in Panama, as one might imagine, is rum. While there are entry level examples made here - including some fruit and honey-flavored versions - there are also some outstanding examples, some aged for fifteen years or longer. Displaying flavors of caramel and praline, these are fabulous sipping rums. There are also rum liqueurs made in Panama as well as numerous examples of excellent aguardiente.

Top Picks for Panama

Rum and Cane Spirits

Malecon Rare Proof 17-Year-Old Rum
93 points
$73
Brilliant gold color. Aromas of cannabis, nut brittle, tobacco, orange zest, and clove with a round, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, medium-long almond biscotti, mango coulis, allspice, bay leaf, and bananas in caramel finish. A dense and flavorful rum that’s delicious for sipping; plenty of body and flavor to stand up in tropical cocktails.
Burl & Sprig Migration 23-Year-Old Rum
92 points
$89.99
Bronze color. Aromas of madeira cake, caramelized almonds, maple-walnut frosting, and raisins with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a graceful, interesting, medium-length clove, cigar wrapper, sesame, and brown butter finish. A rich and leathery aged rum for sipping and savoring.
92 points $89.99
9north Spiced Rum
89 points
$34.99
Mahogany color. Creamy aromas of walnut confection, cream puff, coconut, molasses, and burnt caramel with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long cinnamon, allspice, clove, and sassafras finish. A rock-solid spiced rum with piles of flavor; easy to love.
89 points $34.99
Arôme 28 Year-Old Rum
89 points
$595
Amber color. Oaky aromas of refined exotic woods, polished furniture, cedar dust, bananas foster, and circus peanuts with a satiny, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a polished, medium-length spumoni and caramel syrup finish. A solid, aromatic rum with big oak presence.
Ron Malteco 5 Anos Dark Rum
89 points
$19.90
Best Buy
Amber color. Sweet aromas of praline, hazelnut creme, baking spices, and maple with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a graceful, breezy honey-vanilla icing, gingerbread, orange marmalade, and sassafras finish. A sweet rum that will deliver toasty goodness in a variety of cool-weather cocktails.
89 points $19.90 Best Buy
Bumbu XO Rum
88 points
$39.99
Copper color. Aromas and flavors of molasses cookies, caramelized lime, toffee, and cherry cola with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish with shades of allspice and cardamom. A spicy Rum that’s lovely for sipping and even more enticing in classic cocktails.
88 points $39.99
The Demon’s Share La Recompensa del Tiempo-12 Year Old Rum
88 points
$49
Brilliant amber color. Aromas and flavors of rich caramel buttercream, espresso bean, spice cookies, dried mint, and coconut-cashew brittle with a satiny, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long finish that shows impressions of caramelized starfruit, sassafras, and sweet tobacco. A tasty, unctuous Rum packed with palate-pleasing flavors.
Burl & Sprig Touché 8-Year-Old Rum
88 points
$39.99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of ripe citrus, maple-roasted nuts, pound cake with dulce de leche, and sassafras with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a sleek, breezy finish with suggestions of candied pineapple, toffee, and raisin toast finish. Easy to drink and very approachable, this rum offers a tasty tipple to rum enthusiasts and novices alike.
88 points $39.99
Yolo 10 Year Old Gold Rum
87 points
$34
Bronze color. Aromas of brown sugar, cinnamon stick, and clove with a lightly tannic, bright, dryish medium-to-full body and a tingling, rapid polished wood and herbal tea finish. A distinctive woody Rum in a dry style.
Burl & Sprig Esencia Barrel Aged Spiced Rum
87 points
$22.99
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of pistachio gelato, strawberry mousse, toffee, nutmeg, and anisette cookie with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, brisk finish with notes of vanilla-coke and cafe latte finish. A twisting and turning spiced rum for mixed drinks.
87 points $22.99