About Rum and Cane Spirits from USA

About Rum  and  Cane Spirits from USA
The spirit industry in America is much like the beer industry; some large corporate distillers turning out good quality vodka, gin and whisky along with a growing number of artisan producers of these same products. In large cities such as Chicago and San Francisco, small distilleries turn out superb spirits, many of them organically produced. Vodkas and gins are most common, but there are even a few examples of single malt whiskey. This is certainly an encouraging alternative to the commercially produced spirits in the US, but the truth is that these artisan spirits are a drop in the bucket next to the huge amount of vodkas, gins and whiskeys made by the large companies and are sold in huge numbers; given the promotional money spent by these firms. But the new competition is a bright sign at least in terms of some of the famous whiskey producers that have recently introduced specialty bourbons, aged for a dozen or more years, many of them single barrel products. They are responding to a public looking for more high quality American spirits. The success of these products is a great thing for the American sprits industry.

Top Picks for USA

Rum and Cane Spirits

Charbay 2005 Unfiltered Barrel Strength Rum
95 points
Bronze color. Aromas and flavors of rising pastry dough, caramelized nuts, bourbon barrel, and rocky road ice cream with a lightly tannic, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a peppery, interesting, long finish that shows overtones of spiced toffee, black licorice, chai, and pepper. A clean, rich, well-aged overproof Rum for powerhouse punches and the like.
Kuleana Rum Works Hokulei Rum
94 points
Pale gold color. Aromas and flavors of roasted nuts, chocolate waffle cone with orange sorbet, baked banana, and tobacco with a silky, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a warming, layered, long finish with suggestions of pineapple chutney, spiced peaches and pears, and minerals. A delicious and well balanced aged Rum with pure satisfying flavors and style for all applications.
Kuleana Rum Works Huihui Rum
94 points
Clear color. Aromas of fresh cane, pineapple leaf, hint of grilled artichoke, and pea flower with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, intricate, medium-long green plantain, cream of wheat, sugar in the raw, and lime peel finish. A delicious white rum with a grassy, cane-driven style; make excellent daiquiris with this!
94 points $32.99
Ghost Coast Tiki Spiced Rum
93 points
Golden amber color. Spicy aromas of cardamom, spicy cinnamon tea, fresh orange zest, nutmeg, dill, bay, and vanilla with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length allspice, spiced apples, chai latte, pumpkin pie, and caramel finish. A rich spiced rum with true-to-life flavors and all natural appeal; delicious and honest.
93 points $24.99
Papa’s Pilar Spanish Sherry Cask Finished Rum
92 points
Copper color. Confected aromas and flavors of neapolitan ice cream sundae, chocolate strawberries and cherries, orange marmalade, and waffles with syrup and honey butter with a silky, vibrant, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, appealing, long finish with notes of chocolate orange peels, grand marnier, and pink pepper. A very fruity and flavor-packed aged Rum with an instant, crowd-pleasing appeal as a sipper.
Club Caribe Silver Rum
92 points
Best Buy
Clear color. Fruity, funky aromas and flavors of key lime tart, ripe banana with fresh cheese, sweet guava, soy-glazed crackers, and tropical spices with a supple, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a refreshing, medium-long finish manifesting notes of candied ginger, passion fruit, and cacao nibs finish. An extroverted white rum with lots of tropical flavors; this will surely make a tasty daiquiri or tropical punch; highly recommended.
92 points $11.99 Best Buy
Jan Stephenson Pineapple-Flavored Rum
91 points
Best Buy
Murky golden amber color. Fruity, spicy aromas and flavors of dried mango, allspice, nutmeg, and fine caramels with a satiny, crisp, fruity medium body and a warming, involved, long finish that exhibits notes of fresh mango, sweet ripe pineapple, spiced honey, and leather finish. A true-to-life pineapple rum that competes with the best of ’em; sip, shoot, or make a stellar pineapple daiquiri.
91 points $21.99 Best Buy
Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
90 points
Bronze color. Confected aromas and flavors of brach’s caramel cherry, fruit cake, buttercream frosted banana cake, and orange marmalade with a silky, vibrant, fruity medium-to-full body and a tingling, interesting, medium-long finish manifesting accents of spumoni gelato and vanilla almond milk. A very attractive, if a bit confected, crowd pleasing fruity Rum for carefree sipping and cocktails.
New Medford Overproof Rum
90 points
Clear color. Grassy aromas and flavors of grilled veggies, buttered popcorn jelly bean, toasted marshmallow, black pepper, and coconut macaroon with a velvety, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, refreshing, medium-long finish that presents nuances of sweet banana chips. A high-octane but well-balanced Rum with a grassy and buttery vibe.
Medford Rum
90 points
Golden amber color. Aromas of candied cherry, fruit salad, hints of Dr.Pepper, and burnt sugar with a satiny, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-length candied nuts, buttery caramel corn, sweet custard, and whisky barrel finish. A robust Rum with hints of whiskey barrel; packed with the caramelly, nutty flavors you love.