About Overproof Rum

About Overproof Rum
Strictly speaking, overproof rum is rum in any style that is over 40% ABV or 80º Proof

Top Picks for Overproof Rum

Blackadder 14 Year Aged Cask Strength Rum
97 points
$239
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of melted chocolate pistachio toffee, spiced raisin rum cake, cola in a pewter mug, and mineral ore with a lightly tannic, vibrant, fruity fat body and a warming, interesting, long finish with elements of chocolate orange peels, spiced nuts, caramel mocha latte, and peppercorns. A brawny, velvet brick of an overproof Rum that will elevate punches and high-proof cocktails ad infinitum.
Wray & Nephew White Overproof Rum
96 points
$25
Best Buy
Clear color. Aromas of plantain pepper bread, roasted nuts, wet grass and straw, and saltines with a supple, medium-full body and a hot, long polenta with caramelized tropical fruits, cane stalk, and charcoal and minerals finish. A rich and flavorful overproof Rum that opens up beautifully with dilution.
96 points $25 Best Buy
359 Spirit Purveyors Rhumb Runner Limited Release 16 Year Aged Single Cask Strength Venezuelan Cadc Sa Rum
96 points
$181
Amber color. Aromas of dark caramelized nuts, nougat, sweet and peppery spices, and cola nut with a fat body and a very long finish. A rich and flavor-packed, long-aged overproof Rum with gusto.
Ron Del Barrilito Hacienda Santa Ana Cask Strength Rum
95 points
$29
Light gold color. Boozy, roasted, sweet, toasty aromas and flavors of honey, raisin, dates and baking spices with a velvety, shy, moderately sweet light-to-medium body and a hot, medium-length finish with notes of creme brulee and mint and baking spices. A vibrant, well balanced overproof rum that will punch up punches perfectly.
Ron Malteco 11 Anos Overproof Rum
95 points
$37
Light golden amber color. Attractive, exotic, perfumed, toasty, baked aromas and flavors of mocha latte, cola, marzipan, nougat, and honeycrisp apple with a satiny, shy, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-length finish with accents of rich brown spices, fruit cake, ginger cookies, rubber, and petrol. 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.
Charbay 2005 Unfiltered Barrel Strength Rum
95 points
$499
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.
Ron Colón Salvadoreño High Proof Rum
92 points
$36
Light gold color. Aromas and flavors of grilled pineapple, caramelized mango, banana leaf, copper pot, and fresh coconut with a velvety, vibrant, fruity light-to-medium body and a smooth, involved, long finish. A attractive and funky Overproof Rum to jazz up tropical cocktails.
New Medford Overproof Rum
90 points
$30
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.
Martí Estate Strength Rum
85 points
$23.95
Old gold color. Aromas of ground pepper, coconut shell, and pound cake with a supple, dryish light-to-medium body and a peppery, carefree char, burnt sugar, and burnt cinnamon finish. A fiery gold rum to amp up mixed drinks.
85 points $23.95