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5 rums you should try at least once in your life

14/06/2023 Spirits

Rum is an irresistibly seductive drink. Its exotic character and enveloping sweet aromas of vanilla, chocolate and honey transport us to paradisiacal Caribbean landscapes. With tropical, sensual and adventurous notes, rum offers a unique and pleasurable experience. Due to its versatility, its wide range of flavours and its ability to adapt to different occasions, rum has become the drink of choice for many. 

These days, there is such a wide range of rums that, at times, it is difficult to choose. To make it easy for you, we have chosen 5 rums for all tastes and occasions that you should definitely get to know.

Fancy giving them a try?

5 rums you don’t want to miss 

1.- Plantation 3 Stars White Rum

If you are looking for a good rum to serve as a base for making refreshing cocktails such as classic daiquiris or mojitos, Plantation 3 Stars White Rum is the perfect choice. Its name, 3 stars, refers to Barbados, Jamaica and Trinidad, three of the best regions for Caribbean rum production. Plantation 3 Star White Rum is made with a blend of unaged rums and a touch of aged Jamaican rum, which adds a bit of ‘rock and roll’. A crisp and fresh rum with delicious notes of tropical fruits, brown sugar and candied orange that, besides having a great taste, also has a very affordable price. What more could you ask for! 

2.- Cacique 500 Rum

Cacique 500 Rum was launched in 1992 to commemorate the 500th anniversary of the discovery of America. It is crafted in Venezuela from a blend of five carefully selected rums aged from 2 to 8 years using only the best barrels. This rum is an excellent gateway to the path of premium rums and is perfect to be enjoyed neat, on the rocks or as a component of various cocktails. It is a flavoursome, elegant rum, with a sweet, velvety flavour and many nuances.

3.- Mount Gay XO Extra Old Rum 

We begin the journey of premium rums with Mount Gay XO, an Extra Old (XO) rum made at the Mount Gay distillery. Considered the oldest in the world, it is located in Barbados, a Caribbean island with a great tradition in rum production. This rum is aged in bourbon, cognac and whiskey barrels for between 5 and 17 years, resulting in a deep and complex distillate, with notes of brown sugar, figs and chocolate, accompanied by candied fruits and spices. Its elegance makes it perfect for savouring neat or with a little ice.

4.- El Dorado 15 Years Special Reserve Rum

There is only one rum distillery left in Guyana and it is located in the fertile and humid Demerara Valley. This is the birthplace of El Dorado 15 years Special Reserve, a rum with a very special personality characterised by its production with demerara sugar cane molasses, its distillation in wooden stills, and its aging in American white oak barrels previously containing bourbon. El Dorado 15 Years Special Reserve Rum is a spicy, intense and sweet rum with aromas of ripe mango and candied orange, notes of almonds, vanilla, toffee and dark chocolate. Perfect for enjoying neat.

5.- Ron Zacapa 25 Years Centenario XO

Some say that Ron Zacapa 25 Years Centenario XO is ‘the cognac of rums,’ and no wonder. It is an Extra Old (XO) rum produced in Guatemala, in a region at an altitude of 2,300 metres, made from a selected blend of rums that have been aged from 6 to 25 years in French oak barrels used for aging whiskey, cognac and sherry. Undoubtedly, a premium rum that offers complexity and elegance through a pleasant, sweet flavour with notes of tropical fruits accompanied by hints of chocolate, vanilla, caramel, dried fruits and a toasted touch. A true and exclusive work of art, considered one of the best rums in the world.

Exploring the diversity of rum and delving into the fascinating world of this spirit is an adventure. Here are just five delicious samples, but remember that at Decántalo, you can find a few more rums with which you can travel around the world through aromas and sensations, creating unforgettable moments with every sip. Are you ready to find your favourite?