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 Huihui Rum
94 points
$32.99
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
$24.99
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
Club Caribe Silver Rum
92 points
$11.99
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
Charbay Double Distilled Double Aged Rum
92 points
$425
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of salted dark chocolate, toasty oak, chocolate covered cherry cordials, and dried peach with a satiny, lively, moderately sweet medium body and a searing, medium-length finish with suggestions of caramel truffle finish. A potent overproof rum that packs a flavorful punch.
Jan Stephenson Pineapple-Flavored Rum
91 points
$21.99
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
Eastside Distilling Below Deck Silver Rum
91 points
$15.95
Best Buy
Clear silver color. Aromas and flavors of fresh cane, corn husk, sweet gum tree, candied lime peel and pineapple, cumin, and charcoal with a round, crisp, dryish light-to-medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish conveying shades of fondant, coconut milk, and cola finish.
91 points $15.95 Best Buy
Black Magic Black Spiced Rum
91 points
$16.99
Best Buy
Dull bronze color. Attractive, candied aromas and flavors of spumoni gelato with almond whipped cream, spiced chocolate toffee, and vanilla caramel frosted rum raisin cake with an oily, bright, moderately sweet medium-to-full body and a tingling, refreshing, medium-long finish displaying nuances of cherry cola float with Neapolitan ice cream, frosted gingerbread and carrot cakes, vanilla nut fudge, and pink peppercorns finish. A fun and engaging spiced rum that will make tasty cocktails.
91 points $16.99 Best Buy
Zíami Ruby Rush Flavored Rum
91 points
$35
Pale slivery straw color. Citrusy aromas and flavors of honeyed ruby grapefruit and orange powder drink and gelatin candy with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet medium body and a warming, captivating, long finish with impressions of grapefruit dreamsicle, Italian ice, and grapefruit soda finish. A very flavorful grapefruit flavored rum that will add zingy citrus notes to cocktails.
Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum Finished in Spanish Sherry Cask
91 points
$45.99
Dark copper color. Aromas of caramelized pineapple, cedar, dried mango, toasted waffle, leather, allspice, lime leaf, orange oil, and sweet cane with a slightly chewy, crisp, dryish medium-to-full body and a complex, medium-length dark chocolate studded orange cake, roasted brazil nuts, artisan cola, and fresh cigars finish. A dry, chewy dark rum that is a natural with cigars.
91 points $45.99
Bayou Select Barrel Reserve
90 points
$29.99
Bright golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of buttered popcorn, candied banana, roasted peanuts, copper pot, barley tea, and spice cake with a slightly chewy, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a smooth, appealing, medium-long finish that shows nuances of sticky toffee pudding, roasted mango, tobacco, and gingersnap finish. Lots of fruity, chewy flavors develop on the palate; this is a delicious, complex sipping rum for all types of aged spirits lovers.
90 points $29.99