The community's favorite rums in 2021

Which rums (regardless of the year of release) were rated best by the RumX community in 2021? Here are the community favorites!

RumX’s highest rated rum is coming from…drum roll please - Caroni! Released in “The Last” Caroni has gained significant popularity quickly, received a lot of positive feedback from industry experts and the blogger scene and also took our community’s hearts by storm. 93,47 was the average rating at the end of 2021 and made it the highest rated rum with at least 25 community ratings. Interesting to mention is that the bottler behind this release, Velier, is responsible for 6 of the 10 highest rated rums in RumX. Not a too big surprise given the fame that the Italian bottler has claimed in the Rum scene - these results show: Velier’s popularity is more than well-deserved.

Our second and third place welcome us with a warm “Hello again!”: The top rum of 2021 directly entered the RumX community’s all-time favorites list at rank 2 with only 0,3 rating points less than Velier’s “The Last” Caroni. And also rank three goes to an Rum Artesanal release from 2021: The 1989 Hampden made it to the silver rank of our rum of the year 2021 list. With a total of 3 rums in the RumX all-time top 10 list, Rum Artesanal definitely claimed their spot in the rum hall of fame.

On another note: Given our criteria of at least 20 community ratings, quite a few rums with outstanding average rating did not make it to the list. You might miss especially older Demerara, Caroni or Jamaican bottlings. These became extremely hard to get hold off these days - getting the chance to taste them has turned into a privilege given their scarcity. These bottles were rated by only a smaller group of RumX users and thus did not make it to the list. Take this list with a pinch of salt - while all rums on the list are of remarkable quality, it cannot stand the test of serving as “all-time best of rum” list. We are sure you still enjoy this overview though. Cheers!

RX38
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 39th Release The Last Heavy Trinidad Rum
39th Release The Last Heavy Trinidad Rum
Velier • Caroni
1996   23 years   61,9%   €€€€

93 /10055 ratings

RX7784
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rum Artesanal Barbados Rum Rockley Style BBR
Rum Artesanal Barbados Rum Rockley Style BBR
Heinz Eggert GmbH • West Indies
1986   34 years 1mo   53,7%   €€€€

93 /10041 ratings

RX7786
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rum Artesanal Jamaica Rum HD HGML
Rum Artesanal Jamaica Rum HD HGML
Heinz Eggert GmbH • Hampden
1989   31 years 11mo   67,6%   €€€€

92 /10034 ratings

RX121
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rum Artesanal Guyana Rum REV
Rum Artesanal Guyana Rum REV
Heinz Eggert GmbH • Enmore
1994   25 years 10mo   51,4%   €€€€

91 /10051 ratings

RX8041
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Jamaica C<>H
Jamaica CH
The Rum Cask • Hampden
1990   30 years   55,6%   €€€€

91 /10031 ratings

RX516
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum ULR
ULR
Velier • Uitvlugt
1997   17 years   59,7%   €€€€

91 /10028 ratings

RX95
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum HGML
HGML
Habitation Velier • Hampden
2010   9 years   62%   €€€€

90 /10048 ratings

RX5340
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum C<>H
CH
Habitation Velier • Hampden
2010   10 years   68,5%   €€€€

90 /10053 ratings

RX88
Buy
Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Warren Khong <H> <>H
Warren Khong H
Velier • Hampden
2010   7 years   62%   €€€€

90 /10038 ratings

RX9145
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum 5th Employees Deodat „Breeze“ Manmohan HTR
5th Employees Deodat „Breeze“ Manmohan HTR
Velier • Caroni
1996   25 years   66,7%   €€€€

90 /10031 ratings