Top 7 Gold Rums to Enjoy

When it comes to rums, gold varieties provide a balanced choice between dark and light styles of the spirit. The best gold rum usually has an amber color and medium bodied.

pouring gold rum in a shot glass

These qualities bring a balance to the rum, making it as easy to sip as it is to mix.

Substitute gold rum for light rum to add extra flavor or tone down a recipe calling a dark rum with this type of spirit.

Plenty of cocktails call for a smooth rum specifically, too! Try it however you like. It’s one of the most versatile spirits!

Best Gold Rum


The best gold rum showcases flavor without sacrificing smoothness. These spirits have the best characteristics of light and dark rum. Because of this, the spirit is versatile!

Sip these gold rums or use them in a tropical cocktail. If we missed your favorite gold rum, let us know in the comments below!

Written by Paul Kushner

I have always had a deep interest in the restaurant and bar industry. My restaurant experience began in 1997 at the age of 14 as a bus boy. By the time I turned 17 I was serving tables, and by 19 I was bartending/bar managing 6-7 nights a week.

In 2012, after a decade and a half of learning all facets of the industry, I opened my first restaurant/bar. In 2015, a second location followed, the latter being featured on The Food Network’s Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives.

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