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

Kuleana Rum Works Hokulei Aged Rum Batch No. 16
96 points
$80
Barrel-aged Rum deliciousness with fresh cane flavor still lingering; this might be the pinnacle of terroir in Rum.
Kuleana Rum Works Hokulei Aged Rum Batch No. 12
96 points
$80
A beautiful aged Rum that still shows the rich character of the cane spirits balanced against lovely barrel spices.
Kuleana Rum Works Hokulei Aged Rum Batch No. 07
96 points
$80
A supremely delightful Rum that is grassy and fruity with a superb balance of barrel flavors to bring everything together.
Charbay 2005 Unfiltered Barrel Strength Rum
95 points
$499
A clean, rich, well-aged overproof Rum for powerhouse punches and the like.
Kuleana Rum Works Hokulei Rum
94 points
$59
A delicious and well balanced aged Rum with pure satisfying flavors and style for all applications.
Bayou White Rum
93 points
$20
Best Buy
A super clean white Rum that still shows some sugar cane flavor; this will make a great Daiquiri and meet all of your Rum cocktail needs.
93 points $20 Best Buy
Bayou Select Barrel Reserve Rum
93 points
$30
Confectionary tropical fruits and nuts make for a benchmark barrel-aged Rum that is dessert in your glass.
Kuleana Rum Works Hawaiian Rum Agricole Batch No. 105
93 points
$50
Would make a wonderful Daiquiri and exhibits both the natural fruit sweetness and earthy, grassy undertones of sugar cane.
Ron Izalco 10 Year Aged Rum
93 points
$54
Candied but also earthy and fruity; a bit on the sweeter side but you return to the glass and continue to find something new.
Bayou Mardi Gras XO Single Batch Rum
93 points
$79
Rich and flavorful, this Rum is so complex but so approachable; the perfect companion for a full bodied cigar on a warm summer evening.