About Spiced Rum

About Spiced Rum
Spiced rum is a type of flavored rum that incorporates a variety of spice flavors. In the past, major industrial examples of spiced rum utilized a myriad of added flavor compounds, sugar and coloring. Today, many craft and high-quality examples are using more natural production methods, whole spice maceration, and a base of high-quality aged rum. Spices used may include ginger, nutmeg, allspice, cinnamon, cardamom, orange peel, bay, vanilla and more. This style of rum is typically best in mixed drinks, as a flavorful shooter or used as a versatile cocktail ingredient.

Top Picks for Spiced Rum

Ghost Coast Tiki Spiced Rum
93 points
Golden amber color. Spicy aromas of cardamom, spicy cinnamon tea, fresh orange zest, nutmeg, dill, bay, and vanilla with a satiny, vibrant, fruity medium body and a smooth, charming, medium-length allspice, spiced apples, chai latte, pumpkin pie, and caramel finish. A rich spiced rum with true-to-life flavors and all natural appeal; delicious and honest.
93 points $24.99
The Kraken Black Spiced Rum
89 points
Dark brown black color. Citrusy, toasty, spicy, inviting, baked aromas and flavors of root beer candy, almond, cinnamon, dates, vanilla extract, and brown banana with a supple, shy, dryish light body and a tingling, compelling, medium-long finish that exhibits accents of vanilla cola float, butterscotch, brown sugar, and coffee. A toasty and spicy Rum that you want to get cozy with by a fire.
Don Q Oak Barrel Spiced Rum
89 points
Light golden amber color. Candied, toasty, baked, fruity aromas and flavors of chocolate, banana bread, nougat, marzipan, and white peach with a satiny, shy, fruity sweet medium body and a graceful, appealing, medium-length finish with accents of praline granola and burnt caramel. A lovely spiced Rum for Rum and Cokes.
Bayou Spiced Rum
89 points
Best Buy
Light amber color. Spicy aromas of spiced orange, spumoni, almond nougat, vanilla bean, and sarsaparilla with a supple, crisp, fruity sweet light-to-medium body and a smooth, compelling, medium-length orange creamsicle and circus peanuts finish. A smooth and creamy spiced rum with big pops of fruity flavor.
89 points $19.99 Best Buy
9north Spiced Rum
89 points
Mahogany color. Creamy aromas of walnut confection, cream puff, coconut, molasses, and burnt caramel with a round, crisp, dry-yet-fruity medium-to-full body and a smooth, interesting, medium-long cinnamon, allspice, clove, and sassafras finish. A rock-solid spiced rum with piles of flavor; easy to love.
89 points $34.99
Kirkland Signature Spiced Rum
88 points
Best Buy
Gold color. Spicy aromas and flavors of clove, allspice, mocha latte, pumpkin pie, and cinnamon pastry with a silky, crisp, fruity light body and a smooth, quick finish that exhibits shades of cafe latte and molasses cookie finish. A spicy, never-too-sweet spiced rum that will play very well in cocktails.
88 points $14.99 Best Buy
Especia Pilipinas Spiced Rum
87 points
Amber color. Aromas and flavors of cola, horchata, melted vanilla candle, and cellophane with a silky, dry-yet-fruity light-to-medium body and a tingling, amusing, medium-long finish manifesting notes of cinnamon nutmeg cookies and candied spiced nuts. A solid spiced Rum that will amp up a Rum and Coke.
Bumbu Original Rum
87 points
Brilliant amber color. Sweet aromas of banana cream pie and cola with a round, bright, fruity sweet medium body and a smooth, medium-length frosted spice cake and caramelized fruit finish. A rich, bold Spiced Rum with vivid banana cake flavors.
87 points $34.99
Burl & Sprig Esencia Barrel Aged Spiced Rum
87 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of pistachio gelato, strawberry mousse, toffee, nutmeg, and anisette cookie with a satiny, crisp, off-dry light-to-medium body and a warming, interesting, brisk finish with notes of vanilla-coke and cafe latte finish. A twisting and turning spiced rum for mixed drinks.
87 points $22.99
Bounty Spiced Rum
86 points
Golden amber color. Aromas and flavors of pistachio gelato, cola, coffee creamer, waffles, and marmalade with a satiny, vibrant, moderately sweet light body and a seamless, amusing, medium finish with overtones of spumoni and toasted coconut finish. A fruity-sweet spiced rum that will liven up mixed drinks.
86 points $20.99