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
$24.99
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 Btl No. 9
92 points
$24
Best Buy
Bright gold color. Inviting, funky aromas and flavors of molasses, burnt sugar, roasted mango, chocolate-orange, and sweet pea blossom with a round, lively, fruity light-to-medium body and a warming, nuanced, long finish with nuances of dark chocolate-dipped licorice and bananas foster. A rock-solid pot still-like rum that nails the style; flavorful, well-integrated, and smooth-sipping.
Awards: 2021 Chicago Indie Spirits Awards - Best Rum
92 points $24 Best Buy
Mount Gay Eclipse Heritage Blend Rum
92 points
$22
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas of brown sugar and hints of lychee with a satiny, crisp, dryish light body and a breezy hints of vanilla, caramel pudding, and Bananas Foster finish. A simple but rock solid rum for most any cocktail.
Awards: 2021 Best Aged Rum (Aged 3 years or less)
92 points $22 Best Buy
Mount Gay Black Barrel Double Cask Blend Rum
92 points
$45
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of vanilla custard, bananas foster, and coffee gelato with a supple, crisp, dry medium body and a warming, interesting, medium-long finish that exhibits notes of Spanish coffee, orange peel, and glazed nuts. A pure and delicious rum that will be very wide-appealing.
Amrut Deluxe Old Port Rum Barrel No. 20
90 points
$19
Best Buy
Dark amber color. Aromas and flavors of milk chocolate, cherry concentrate, amaretto, and hints of maple-walnut confection with a round, vibrant, dry-yet-fruity medium-full body and a warming, engaging, medium-long finish with notes of clove and chai latte. A bold, spicy rum with rich flavors of fruit, baking spices and nuts.
90 points $19 Best Buy
Medford Rum
90 points
$35
Rum
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
$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
Don Q Añejo Rum
90 points
$21.99
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
$39.99
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
$46.99
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