5 October 2022
The best rums in September 2022 | RumX Monthly Review
We are happy to introduce a new monthly format to you today: "The RumX Monthly Recap". Every month we will analyze the activities of the community  and present them as charts and summaries. This way you will find out which rums are hot right now and what everyone in the RumX community is talking about. We want to improve this format over time, so let us know what you think about the structure and what additional analyses you would like to see. Let's start by reviewing September 2022!
During September 2022, the RumX community shared 4,981 tasting notes and added 4,777 bottles to their collections. Moreover, with the help of the community, 281 new rums were added to the database.
Most tasted rums in September 2022
This analysis reveals which rums were reviewed the most in September 2022. To get diverse and interesting results, we only consider rums that were released within the last 6 months. Let's take a look at the results:
The first place received Les Ephémères - N°1 of the new Saint James series. This rum was not only the most frequently tasted but also given an impressive 89 points by the RumX community. A real highlight for all Agricole lovers who enjoy cask strength and cask influence. Moreover, a real value for money hit, if you could get one of the 3,500 bottles at the reasonable release price!
Second place went to Compagnie des Indes' New Yarmouth release, selected by Perola. This rum is on par with its stunning predecessors (RX406 and RX611) and offers even more complexity without losing its funkiness due to its longer ageing. We were reminded of a mixture between the classic Hampden profile and cookie dough - insanely delicious! With a fair issue price of 150€, it even allows for use in a high-end Mai Tai or two.
Third place goes to the new Guadeloupe release from Rum Artesanal, which was unveiled at the 11th German Rum Festival in Berlin. The rum surprises with an unusually herby and citrusy profile, which is rewarded by the RumX community with a respectable 87 points. A real highlight of the 11th GRF!
Most purchased in September 2022
Ranked #1 is the new Trinidad release from Swell de Spirits, selected by Bordeaux-based spirits store Clos des Spiritueux. The sensational community rating of 90 points underlines the cask selection skills of the retailer and we will certainly look forward to more exciting picks in the future.
In 2nd and 3rd place are two familiar names. Since the Les Ephémères - N°1 and the New Yarmouth from CDI were very well received at the tastings, many RumX users purchased a bottle to enjoy the rum again.
Most popular tasting locations
An often requested and already implemented feature is the tagging of tasting locations, and a map showing where they took place (more on that in the upcoming "What's new in the app?" blog format). Now let’s see which places were most popular this month:
Unsurprisingly, most rums were tagged at Whisky Live in Paris. This extraordinary event is our personal rum highlight every year and we can highly recommend it to every rum enthusiast. Currently we are working on a blog article in which we share our impressions and highlights. Meanwhile, we recommend you take a look at our live impressions where we have recorded our on-site experiences in short form.
Second place is awarded to the legendary bar Aguardiente in Marina di Ravenna (Italy), which is a real paradise for all rum enthusiasts thanks to its phenomenal rum assortment. As an example, the Antigua 2012 Single Cask by Velier, Caroni-"Employees" or the Savanna Last HERR were tasted on site by the community. What a crazy selection for a bar!
Are you enjoying the new format? What analyses and reports would you like to see in the future? We look forward to your feedback!
 Privacy note: Analyses conducted for this report were based on anonymized collection, tasting, and location data; no personal information was processed.