There are plenty of ways to drink alcohol, you just have to be creative enough. Whether it’s neat, on the rocks, or in a cocktail, there’s always a preference for everyone to appreciate their favourite spirit. While whiskies are a popular choice, we were thinking of something a little different this time. Time to take a walk on the wild side with some of the best rums you can find.

Rum is one of the quintessential ingredients needed when it comes to creating cocktails. Because of its existence, it has brought forth many staple cocktails into bars all around the world. The piña colada, the mojito, and even the cuba libré; all of these drinks have one thing in common — rum.

In total, there are six different types of rum to choose from. The common ones are white, dark, and spiced rum. The first is a clear, light-bodied spirit that’s great for cocktails while the second is better when drunk neat due to its long ageing period, giving it a darker and fuller flavour profile. Spiced rum, on the other hand, has been distilled thoroughly before being flavoured with spices to give it an extra kick.

Other types of rum include gold rum, which is slightly more complex than white rums because of its ageing in oak barrels. Demerera rum is made from sugarcane grown in Guyana. It has a long ageing time period with a rich, dark flavour profile, similar to how Jamaican rum is made. Rhum Agricole is something special as its made from sugarcane juice rather than its molasses. This allows it to come in different shades, whether it be white, gold, or even dark.

When it comes right down to it, rum is a great way to get a party started. It is capable of accommodating all your guests; those who prefer it being drunk neat, go for it. Want it in a cocktail? That can be done too. The possibilities are endless. With that said, here are the best rums you can invest in for the festivities ahead of you.

Wi-Liam Teh
Senior Writer
Wi-Liam is a geek at heart with a penchant for tattoos. Never without a drink in hand (preferably whisky, gin, or Guinness), he is also a writer by day and a keyboard warrior by night. On his day off, he masquerades as a streetwear and sneakerhead enthusiast while his bank account says otherwise.