About Rum and Cane Spirits from Puerto Rico

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from Puerto Rico
Spirits in Puerto Rico are dominated by rum. It is the national beverage of the island; moreover, through clever marketing, the producers have done an outstanding job of capturing export business, as 70% of the rum consumed in the USA is from Puerto Rico. As with rums from other Caribbean nations, there are several versions (aged, unaged, añejo, aged 8 years, etc); however, quality while excellent for a few top examples, tends to be regarded as less than other rums from lands such as Haiti, Dominican Republic and Barbados. There are some aged Puerto Rican rums meant for sipping, but most are used for mixing in cocktails.

Top Picks for Puerto Rico

Rum and Cane Spirits

Don Q Gran Reserva Anejo XO Rum
96 points
A delicious and dry, pure crafted aged Rum that will be great for sipping or artisan cocktails.
Awards: 2022 Top 2 Rum (Aged more than 3 Years)
Ron Del Barrilito Hacienda Santa Ana Cask Strength Rum
95 points
A vibrant, well balanced overproof rum that will punch up punches perfectly.
Don Q Reserva de la Familia Serralles 20 Year Old Rum
95 points
A superb, long-aged Rum with cascading waves of evolving flavors.
95 points $1865
Bacardi Añejo Cuatro Rum
94 points
Best Buy
A supple and balanced copper pot still rum with excellent tropical fruit and creamy oak flavors; will be great in tiki drinks.
94 points $19 Best Buy
Bacardi Sherry Cask Finish Reserva Ocho Rum
94 points
A rich and satisfying aged Rum that will excel in any application.
Bacardi Gran Reserva Diez Rum
94 points
A silky, well-aged sipping Rum that is sure to please.
Ron Del Barrilito 3 Stars Rum
94 points
A buttery, wood-forward aged Rum with great sipability.
Bacardi Reserva Ocho Rum
93 points
A spicy, round and warming aged Rum that will be quite versatile.
Cane Run Rum
93 points
Best Buy
A downright delicious rum with toasty, fruity notes that mix and mingle on the tongue.
93 points $11.99 Best Buy
Don Q Double Aged Cognac Cask Rum
92 points
Rich and spicy, a great Rum for mixing into holiday cocktails or pairing with a cigar.