Saturday, August 16, 2014

Today is National Rum Day

    Welcome to National Rum Day, a day to celebrate all of the wide variety of spirits of the sugar cane.   I do have a little bit of these fine spirits to choose from for my celebration.  I decided to offer a list of 14 of my favorite rums for different applications.  It is not fair to just say what is your favorite rum, most of us can't afford, myself included to be spending thousands of dollars to taste some of the rare and exotic rums that I have had the opportunity to enjoy.  So I thought I'd give you a list of realistically priced rums for National Rum Day.

    I thought this trough pretty thoroughly and here are the top 14 rums for enjoyment at a realistic price well except for the Ultra Premium Rums.

Mixing White Rum:               Ron Llave Blanco
Premium White Rum:            Matusalem Platino
Mixing Dark Rum:                 El Dorado Dark
Premium Mixing Dark:          Flor de Cana 7 Year Old
Mixing Spiced Rum:              Bacardi Oakheart
Premium Spiced Rum:           Siesta Key Spiced
Mixing Flavored Rums:         Cruzan
Premium Flavored Rums:      Brinly's Gold Shipwreck
Mixing Overproof:                 Wray and Nephew Overproof
Premium Overproof:              Plantation Trinidad Overproof
Sipping Rum:                         Diplomatico Reserva Exclusiva
Sipping Rum:                         Angostura No. 1
Premium Sipping Rum:         Doorly's XO
Ultra Premium Rum              Origenes 30 Year Old

     These for the most part are readily available in most states at the corner liquor store if there is a rum selection there.

     In general the mixing rums are for everyday bar use and the premium for those very special cocktails that you can brag about at your parties at home.  I hope that you enjoy National Rum Day today as much as I plan to.  ;o)