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

Ron Malteco 11 Anos Overproof Rum
95 points
A superb overproof/cask strength Rum with a great balance of pristine fruit, spice, and wood flavors wrapped in a long, warming, and comforting finish.
Panama-Pacific 9 Year Aged Rum
94 points
Sweet, savory, earthy, and spicy this is an easy drinking Rum that hides its ABV very well and has layer upon layer of nuanced flavors.
Ron Abuelo Three Angels XII Años Aged Rum
93 points
Rich and aged with good fruit, barrel, and sweetness in balance; an excellent everyday companion Rum.
Pedro Mandinga Raspadura Caramelized Cane Juice Silver Rum
93 points
Best Buy
A lithe and refreshing white Rum that will make a beautiful Daiquiri or Mojito.
93 points $25 Best Buy
Carta Vieja 8 Year Old Double Cask Rum
92 points
A delightfully fruity Rum with nice spice character for either sipping or complex flavored cocktail applications.
Carta Vieja Añejo Rum
91 points
Best Buy
Nice and clean with crisp traditional flavors; good for some sipping, shots, or mixing into a Cuba Libre.
91 points $12 Best Buy
Pedro Mandinga Geisha Coffee Rum
91 points
Tastes like Rum and tastes like coffee without being overly sweet; use in a White Russian.
Grander 8 Year Old Rum Batch #P80018
90 points
Light bodied with considerable intensity to hold up in cocktail applications.
Ron Abuelo Two Oaks XII Años Aged Rum
90 points
A fine aged Rum that should be respected just as one would a fine Whisky or Brandy.
Grander Trophy Release Rum Batch #23A02
90 points
A bold and intense sipper to hold up to cigar pairings or still express itself through fruit juices in cocktail applications.