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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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