Top releases 2021

What were the most popular releases of 2021? We have made an analysis and collected the best rated new releases for you.

Rum Artesanal’s unparalleled rise in 2020 and 2021 could hardly go unnoticed. An entire series of outstanding releases catapulted the bottler from Northern Germany into hearts, minds and glasses of the rum community - and last not least into our rums of the year list: 4 out of the 10 top rated rums by our RumX community in 2021 come from Rum Artesanal. Wow!

The top runner was Rum Artesanal’s 2021 release of an 1986 Rockley which was often stated to be one of if not the best Rockley bottling ever. The average rating by our RumX community of 93,17 points puts this bottle among the highest rated bottles of all time - making it a true milestone and benchmark rum. Also the second place goes to Rum Artesanal for another rum bottling from the 80s: The Hampden 1989 received an average rating of 92,71 points and thus scored only slightly lower than the Rockley.

The third rank is taken by another release from this distillery - Nobilis, our silver medal winner in the bottler of the year 2021 list, pulled a real coup with their 1993 Hampden and scored 92,25 points from the RumX community.

But also the remaining slots are taken by absolutely remarkable rums - up to slot 6, the average RumX rating is still above 90 points. Kudos to all bottlers behind these marvelous releases!

RX7784
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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

RX7933
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum No. 2 C<>H
No. 2 CH
Nobilis Rum • Hampden
1993   27 years   65,8%   €€€€

92 /10024 ratings

RX9659
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Jamaican Rum <>H
Jamaican Rum H
Old Brothers • Hampden
2001   19 years 6mo   61,6%   €€€€

90 /10020 ratings

RX7790
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rum Artesanal Guyana Rum VSG
Rum Artesanal Guyana Rum VSG
Heinz Eggert GmbH • Enmore
1985   36 years   54,3%   €€€€

90 /10020 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

RX9537
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum S.B.S Guyana REV
S.B.S Guyana REV
1423 World Class Spirits • Enmore
1994   26 years   48,5%   €€€

89 /10031 ratings

RX7789
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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   27 years 2mo   53,1%   €€€

89 /10031 ratings

RX9405
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum S.B.S Guyana SWR
S.B.S Guyana SWR
1423 World Class Spirits • Skeldon
2001   19 years   53,2%   €€€

89 /10036 ratings

RX10260
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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rumclub Private Selection Ed. 18 Treasure Cask Jamaica HLCF
Rumclub Private Selection Ed. 18 Treasure Cask Jamaica...
Spirit of Rum • Hampden
1992   29 years   58,6%   €€€

89 /10031 ratings