Wednesday, July 5, 2017
The Caribbean Journal has released its annual list of its favorite American Rums. This year’s list of winners is a really great one.
It’s one of Caribbean Journal’s oldest traditions: we mark the Fourth of July with a celebration of the best rum making in America. Because while you may not know it, rum was central to the American story of independence, and even George Washington himself marked his first inauguration with rum. Happily, the American rum story continues to get better: more and more distilleries are popping up across the 50 states, and the quality of rum in American continues to improve, from Florida to the Pacific. And more people drinking rum is a good thing for Caribbean rum, too. Here are our five favorite American-made rums for 2017 not including those in the US territories, which we always feel should compete against their Caribbean brethren. Here are our five favorite American rums right now.
Papa’s Pilar Rum