Bahama Bob's Rumstyles

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

Rums Hold their own in F. Paul Pacult's Top 120 Spirits List

     F. Paul Pacult has issued his 2013 "Best Spirits in the World" list and rum has done pretty well this year.   The number 8 pick is Brugal's Papa Andres 2013 Edition, and the 14th is Ron Abuelo Centuria, they
are both fine rums that I have had the pleasure of enjoying in the past few months.   Both of these fine rums should be proud to be in the top 15 of this prestigious list of spirits.
 
Here are the top 10 Spirits in the world according to F. Paul Pacult.
 
1) TIE Angel's Envy Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
1) TIE Highland Park 25 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
2) George T. Stagg Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey (2012 edition)
3) Elijah Craig 20 Year Old Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
4) Christian Drouin 1992 Pays d'Auge Calvados
5) St. George Spirits Single Malt Whisky XXX 30th Anniversary Edition
6) Longmorn 16 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
7) Parker's Heritage Collection Master Distiller's Blend of Mashbills Cask Strength Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey
8) Brugal Pap� Andres 2013 Edition Rum
9) Bowmore Dorus Mor 10 Year Old Single Malt Scotch Whisky
10) Colonel E.H. Taylor Barrel Proof Uncut & Unfiltered Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskeyese
 
Other rum notables:
 
14.  Ron Abuelo Centuria Reserva de la Familia Rum (Panama)
17.  English Harbour 25 Year Old Reserve Rum (Antigua)
27.  Appleton Estate 50 Year Old Jamaica Independence Reserve Rum (Jamaica)
30.  Mount Gay 1703 Old Cask Selection Rum (Barbados)
38.  Clement Tres Vieux Rhum Agricole Grande Reserve 10 Year Old Appellation (Martinique)
46.  Appleton Estate Reserve Jamaican Rum (Jamaica)
66.  Bacardi de Maestros de Ron Vintage MMXII (Puerto Rico)
79.  Depaz Blue Cane Rhum Agricole (Martinique)
86.  Dos Maderas 5+3 Year old Superior Reserve Rum (Guyana / Barbados)
92.  Santa Teresa 1796 Ron Antiguo de Solera (Venezuela)
95.  Flor de Caya Centenario 21 Limited Edition Rum (Nicaragua)
97.  Rhum Barbancourt Reserve Speciale 8 Year Old Rum (Haiti)
98.  Charbay Rum (USA)
105. Rhum Clement Cuvee Homero Rhum Vieux Agricole (Martinique)
 
    This is an impressive showing on the part of the rum industry and noting that as a class of spirits the efforts to put more efforts into higher quality and less as a pure volume spirit is really beginning to show.  ;o)