August 29, 2019

With Whiskey’s rise in popularity, Rum is definitely riding the wave and becoming more and more popular as well.  If you are into sweet rum drinks, there are plenty of rums for you. If you are into rums with no additives, there are rums brands for you too. There is a rum for everyone. 

Rums to Try Now

Mount Gay 

Mount Gay has been around for three hundred years.  The Barbados distillery isMount Gay Rum owned by Remy Cointreau, the maker of Remy Martin.  Mount Gay rum portfolio includes their Black Barrel line which is finished in heavily charred bourbon barrels.  Their XO line is aged for 8 to 15 years. The XO Peat Smoke is part of their Master Blender Collection. The collection is finished for six month is in Islay whisky casks.  Try one of these rum expressions today!

Plantation

Plantationis owned by Alexandre Gabriel who takes cues from his native France for his rum brand which is bottled throughout the Carribbean.  Similar to Champagne production, sugar is sometimes added to Plantation rums and are very transparent about it. Plantation rum is aged in French cognac casks.

Diplomático

Diplomático is produced in Venezuela and is distilled using molasses and sugarcane honey.  The Reserva Exclusiva is a great addition to any bar and comes in many still types and aged for up to twelve years in oak casks.  Some sugar is added to the rum during aging and is permitted by Venezuelan law.

Havana Club

Havana Club is produced in Cuba and offers a variety of options to choose from.  The Havana Club's Añejo 7 Años is the go to rum for many rum lovers. The Añejo 7 Años has notes of dark, rich wood, honey, and tobacco.  Have it alone without ice for the full experience. It is also great paired with a Cuban cigar for the full Cuban Rum experience.

 

No Sugar Added Rum to Try Now

The Real McCoy

A rum for the naturalists.  The Real McCoy is all about keeping it real with no sugar or flavor added and is big on transparency which appeal to Rum drinkers.  There are four expressions which are aged for in bourbon barrels for three years, five years, twelve years, and a recently released fourteen year. 

 

Top Selling Rums at Chip’s Liquor
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Great find. Delivered timely.

Willett 4yr Rye

Amazing Rye! Thank you to every at Chips for the outstanding service & fast shipping! It’s almost impossible to find in Maryland/Delaware/DC/VA area and if you do find one it’s usually 3-5x msrp

Excellent

On par with the finest Guyana out there. Works fantastic in a cocktail or on its own. Perfect addition to the tiki shelf. Totally worth it.

Good stuff

Another great offering from Hamilton. Would give it 5 stars but it just falls a bit short of the same offering in black...which is my absolute go to. Nevertheless, worth having on your tiki shelf.

Interesting

Huge fan of everything Hamilton puts out. Was eager to try this offering. Honestly, was a little disappointed with this one. Very pervasive metallic note. At first I thought that maybe my nose was overwhelmed by the alcohol when I did the initial tasting. Not the case. Whipped up really juicy tiki cocktail, pineapple, passion fruit etc and just one oz. of the st Lucia really added a sharp metallic note to the drink. Sorry Ed, love what you do, but this one, I cannot abide.