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 Isle Of Fiji Rum
96 points
$24
Best Buy
Brilliant light amber color. Attractive, inviting aromas and flavors of waffle iron, bananas foster in a copper pot, and fresh praline with a satiny, bright, off-dry medium-to-full body and a tingling, complex, very long finish with notes of cane stalk and leaves, tres leche cake with a drizzle of molasses, butter pecan sundae with real maraschino cherries, and tobacco ash and rubber sap. A fantastic, flavor-packed pot still Rum that instantly teleports you to a tiki bar on an exotic island; pack your bags with this one and stay a while.
96 points $24 Best Buy
Plantation Original Dark Double Aged Rum
95 points
$21
Best Buy
Clear amber color. Creamy, fruity, jammy aromas and flavors of marzipan, pear, nutmeg, and banana with a syrupy, soft, moderately sweet medium body and a warming, stimulating, medium-long finish with accents of chocolate cherries, baking spices and vanilla. A great Rum to sip on while having enough spice and complexity to stand up in a cocktail.
95 points $21 Best Buy
Plantation Xaymaca Special Dry Rum
93 points
$24
Best Buy
Gold color. Aromas and flavors of warm pencil eraser and shavings, burnt sugar and mace, and hint of rubber cement with a supple, dryish full body and a warming, interesting, long finish with notes of salted butter roasted nuts, grass and herbs, green plantain, and pepper. A bold, penetrating golden Rum that will add a classy kick to cocktails.
93 points $24 Best Buy
Stade’s Rum Bond No. 8 Rum
93 points
$24
Best Buy
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of dried passionfruit and guava, mango-pineapple cake, mocha nut bar, and spumoni gelato with a satiny, bright, fruity medium body and a tingling, delightful, medium-long finish evoking elements of coconut molasses cookie, honeycomb, hints grass and straw, and cajeta and brunost. A rock solid dark Rum for all manner of cocktails.
93 points $24 Best Buy
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