Top rums for beginners

New in the Rum World? Don't know where to start? Here's a selection of easy rums to start with.

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Extra Old XO Reserve Cask

7.5/10

202 ratings

Extra Old XO Reserve Cask

Mount Gay
15yr   43%   €€

Community opinion:

“Barbados gem, rich complexity, hints of oak, pleasantly balanced.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Doorly‘s 14 Years

8.1/10

282 ratings

Doorly‘s 14 Years

Foursquare
14yr   48%   €€

Community opinion:

“Smooth, complex, oak and fruit notes; exceptional quality for price.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rare Blend 12 Years

7.5/10

303 ratings

Rare Blend 12 Years

Appleton Estate
12yr   43%   €

Community opinion:

“Smooth entry to Jamaican rums, balanced woody sweetness, great value.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Chairman‘s Reserve Vintage

8.0/10

62 ratings

Chairman‘s Reserve Vintage

Saint Lucia Distillers
2005   14yr   46%   €€

Community opinion:

“Delightful, fruity, well-balanced rum with a hint of vanilla-chocolate.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Cihuatán Indigo

7.2/10

149 ratings

Cihuatán Indigo

Licorera Cihuatán
8yr   40%   €

Community opinion:

“Smooth, sweet, with pleasant chocolate and vanilla notes; exceptional value.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum English Harbour 5 Years

7.0/10

134 ratings

English Harbour 5 Years

The Antigua Distillery
5yr   40%   €

Community opinion:

“Smooth, affordable sipping rum with balanced wood and vanilla notes.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Wagemut PX-Cask

8.0/10

140 ratings

Wagemut PX-Cask

N. Kröger
<12yr   40,3%   €

Community opinion:

“Smooth, sweet rum with delightful sherry and vanilla notes. Affordable.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Single Estate Reserve

7.8/10

199 ratings

Single Estate Reserve

Worthy Park
10yr   45%   €

Community opinion:

“Smooth, fruity, with subtle Jamaican funk; a great introductory sipper.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum XO Rhum Vieux 12 Ans

7.8/10

78 ratings

XO Rhum Vieux 12 Ans

Dillon
12yr   45%   €

Community opinion:

“Smooth, rich, fruity Agricole with great value and complexity. Cheers!”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Black Tot Rum

7.5/10

288 ratings

Black Tot Rum

Elixir Distillers of London • Multi Distilleries
5yr   46,2%   €

Community opinion:

“Smooth blend, great value, with rich coffee and chocolate notes.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Rum Artesanal Caribbean Island Blend

7.5/10

42 ratings

Rum Artesanal Caribbean Island Blend

Heinz Eggert GmbH
2019   1yr - 11yr   40%   €

Community opinion:

“Smooth, sweet blend with fruity notes; excellent value for beginners.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum HSE Black Sheriff One Shot

7.0/10

160 ratings

HSE Black Sheriff One Shot

Distillerie du Simon
4yr   40%   €

Community opinion:

“A pleasant, bourbon-like agricole rum with a great price-quality ratio.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Plantation XAYMACA Special Dry

7.0/10

261 ratings

Plantation XAYMACA Special Dry

Maison Ferrand • Long Pond & Clarendon
1yr - 3yr   43%   €

Community opinion:

“Fruity, dry Jamaican rum with subtle funk; great value sipper.”

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Image of the front of the bottle of the rum Don Q Double Cask Finish - Sherry Cask

7.6/10

34 ratings

Don Q Double Cask Finish - Sherry Cask...

Destilería Serrallés
1yr - 8yr   41%   €

Community opinion:

“Balanced, fruity rum with a delightful sherry finish. Enjoyably smooth.”