Nearshore Americas

Best Caribbean Rums

Where do the best rums come from? That’s easy. Pick Puerto Rico’s Don Q for light rum, and Bacardi Silver is also a good mixer. For a great gold rum, go with Bacardi’s 8 Años or Flor de Caña from Nicaragua. For dark rum it gets interesting. Haiti’s distinctive Barbancourt and Guatemala’s Zacapa are top shelf, but if you are on a budget, Meyers is still delicious. Havana Club is a fantastic option — when you can get it. And don’t forget the Dominican Republic, which shows it’s the rum capital with both Barceló and Brugál! With rums like those who needs cognac?

Loren Moss

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