Barbados rum is a type of rum that is produced on the Caribbean island of Barbados. It is known for its unique flavor profile and is highly regarded by rum enthusiasts around the world. Barbados rum is made using molasses, which is a byproduct of sugarcane and is distilled in traditional copper pot stills.
The rum is then aged in oak barrels, which gives it a rich and complex flavor. Barbados rum is also known for its smoothness, which makes it a popular choice for sipping neat or on the rocks. It can also be used as a base for cocktails, adding depth and complexity to classic rum drinks. These rums are a must-try for anyone who loves rum or is looking to explore the world of Caribbean spirits.
Mount Gay is Barbados’ oldest continuously working plantation and distillery, established in 1703 by plantation owner John Gay Alleyne. The Mount Gay plantation and distillery is in charge of every step of rum production, from growing the sugar cane, to using the 300-year-old well for their fresh water supply. They offer a variety of high-end gold and dark rums aged in Oak barrels. For sipping, the 1703 Master Select has a wonderful raisin, toast, and spice palate.
According to Plantation Barbados Rum Distillery, rum and sugar cane production both originated in Barbados. They take pride in their pivotal history as the originators of Caribbean rum by offering a well-rounded line of white, gold, and dark rums. One of their most awarded rums is the 5-year aged gold rum that gets a French cognac barrel finish, instilling a complex flavor profile.
Opened by the Seale family in 1996, Foursquare uses the family’s four generations of master distillers to create some of the most awarded rum blends in Barbados. One of their fan favorites is the Foursquare Sovereignty single blended rum using rums aged between 14 years that get a second casking for an additional 11 years.
Another brand from the Seale family’s Foursquare Distillery in Barbados, Doorly’s offers a more affordable and accessible line of white, gold, and dark rum that range in age from 3 to 14 years. Doorly’s top seller is the XO which is first aged in both Oak and sherry casks, delivering a palate of toffee, vanilla, and raisins.
Named for prohibition-era rum runner Bill McCoy, The Real McCoy Rum company honors the traditions of rum making popular during the 20s and 30s. Their rum uses blackstrap molasses, distilled in small batches, and aged between three and 12 years. The 3-year white rum is a great rum for sipping and cocktails, with a buttery, sweet, and coconutty palate.
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