About Rum Aged 3 years or less

About Rum Aged 3 years or less
Añejo and Age-Dated Rums are aged Rums from different vintages or batches that are mixed together to insure a continuity of flavor in brands of Rum from year to year. Some aged Rums will give age statements stating the youngest Rum in the blend (e.g., 10-year-old Rum contains a blend of Rums that are at least 10 years old). A small number of French island Rums are Vintage Dated.

Top Picks for Rum Aged 3 years or less

Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum
93 points
Gold color. Aromas of hot copper pot, dried tropical fruit, whole allspice, and burnt toffee with a satiny, crisp, dry-yet-fruity light body and a medium-long plantain, dried pineapple, and brown butter finish. A minerally, Jamaican-style rum to keep on hand for any number of occasions.
93 points $24.99
Amrut Two Indies Rum
92 points
Gold color. Interesting aromas and flavors of fruity brach’s caramel, pickled plantain and olives, varnished cedar, and pistachio nougat with a satiny, bright, fruity sweet medium-to-full body and a warming, complex, long finish displaying notes of spumoni gelato with nuts, brown spices, hay and raffia, and mineral ore finish. A wonderfully vibrant and exotic dark rum with great interplay of sweet, spicy, and savory tones.
92 points $25.99
Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum
91 points
Best Buy
Brilliant copper color. Spicy, fruity, attractive aromas and flavors of rum fruit nut cake, chocolate rum cherry bonbons, and black strap molasses with a supple, bright, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a sleek, compelling, medium-length finish with overtones of spumoni and butter pecan ice creams in a root beer float, mace and asian spices, and clove and oak finish. An exotically spicy dark rum that will be fun to experiment with.
91 points $19.99 Best Buy
Bounty Premium Dark Rum
91 points
Best Buy
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of toasted dark nougat, mocha creme brulee, white pepper, and hint of corsage and swimming pool with a silky, bright, dryish medium body and a tingling, complex, long finish that shows nuances of caramel creme Anglaise, grilled molasses fruitcake, tobacco in a cedar box, and chicory and black garlic finish. A flavorful and nuanced dark rum that will elevate cocktails.
91 points $20.99 Best Buy
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.
Bayou Select Barrel Reserve
90 points
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
Don Q Añejo Rum
90 points
Best Buy
Gold color. Sweet aromas of maple, vanilla-honey, beignets, and Belgian waffle with a satiny, crisp, dry light-to-medium body and a tingling, charming, medium-long cherry stone, dark chocolate, cola, toffee, and dates finish. A satisfying and flavor-packed aged rum that will be a nice go-to for tropical drinks.
Awards: 2018 Best Buy Bar - Best Value Dark Rum
90 points $21.99 Best Buy
Papa’s Pilar Dark Rum
90 points
Amber color. Nutty aromas and flavors of walnut fudge, chocolate-covered cherries, cola, and coffee yogurt with an oily, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish with notes of chocolate malt milkshake, flamed orange peel, and creme brulee finish. An outgoing rum that will be a nice sweet sipper or creative cocktail base.
90 points $39.99
Papa’s Pilar Bourbon Barrel Finished Overproof Rum
89 points
Copper color. Confected aromas of black forest cake, orange marmalade, pecan frosting, chocolate biscuit, and stewed strawberry with a round, bright, fruity medium body and a warming, delightful, medium-length chocolate ganache, French cruller donut, poached apricots and mango, and Grand Marnier finish. A rich, smooth rum with lots of sweet bakery notes; a decadent liquid hug.
89 points $46.99
Lost Spirits Jamaica Rum
89 points
Dark mahogany color. Aromas of burnt sugar, molasses, charcoal, charred nuts, sharpie, and curry with a round, bright, off-dry full body and a seamless, delightful, medium-length dark chocolate coated toffee, graphite, dark tobacco, clove cigarettes, and black tea finish. A rich and spicy rum with a smoky character; try in stirred and boozy cocktails or cocktail floats.