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What’s the best rum in the world? Our comparison and guide

What's the best rum in the world? Our comparison and guide
Written by Agathe Rosse

Coming from the islands, this alcoholic beverage is known today under different recipes, different flavors, to please everyone’s taste. With notes more or less spicy, fruity, for cocktails or pure, there are various rums, to be chosen carefully before tasting or offering. In order to help you in your choices, we have selected the best rums in the world, for original tastings and unmissable flavours.

🏆 The best rum in the world

How to choose a rum?

What's the best rum in the world? Our comparison and guideAmong the spirits, rum is a very popular drink at parties and events, which can be drunk neat or mixed with many cocktail recipes such as mojito, ti punch or added to various juices such as pineapple, banana, lime etc.. White rum, amber rum, agricultural rum, the choice of drink will depend on your use, and the flavours you prefer, as well as whether you are ageing, old rum or rather young rum.

If you prefer floral and fruity notes, opt for a French rum, rather than an English recipe, which is spicier and oily. If you want a mild, rather neutral rum to mix into your cocktails, choose a Latin or Cuban rum.

 

The best rums in the world in 2019: comparison table

Discover our selection of the 6 best rums as well as their characteristics in our comparison.

The best top-of-the-range rums

Ron Zacapa 23 Rum 70 cl
Name of rum
Ron Zacapa 23 Rum 70 cl
Blood alcohol level
40%
Provenance
Guatemala
Note
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Ron Zacapa 23 Rum 70 cl
Name of rum
Ron Zacapa 23 Rum 70 cl
Blood alcohol level
40%
Provenance
Guatemala
Note
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The best mid-range rums

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The most original: the Rum Bumbu

Rum Bumbu is a very original rum made in Barbados that was voted “Best in Class” in 2018 at the Los Angeles International Spirits Competition. It is made from a blend of sugar canes from several origins (7 to 8 countries in the West Indies and South America).

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El Dorado – Rum 1986 700 ml

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La Favorite Rum – Cuvée spéciale de La Flibuste – 1992

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Ron Zacapa 23 – 70 cl

 

Opthimus – 15 years old

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Diplomatico 12 years – Reserva Exclusiva

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Don Papa – 7 years old

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Best rums in the world: why trust us?

Thank you for reading this article! Because we know that it is not always easy to make the best choice without trying, each of our recommendations is the result of a long work of analysis of consumer opinions on flagship and little-known products on the market, of comparison of prices and technical characteristics, but also and above all of tests by a team of men and women constantly renewed in order to keep a real objectivity to help you in your purchasing process.

All the purchasing criteria are scrutinized for the realization of our comparative guides: budget, level of range, functional and practical aspects, design, pack and accessories, safety… All this in order to help you choose the products best suited to your needs, desires and constraints on a daily basis, at the best price!

About the author

Agathe Rosse

I have been a kindergarten assistant for 4 years now, I enjoy my free time for my passions. I love cooking (gourmet food is my biggest flaw!), adventure and sports. Writing is one of my hobbies, to let the pen express my thoughts. I never leave without my little notebook!