Top 10 American craft rum brands

16th June, 2014 by Amy Hopkins

As rum continues its ascent up the premium ladder and American spirits fans retain their enthusiasm for all that is artisan, there has never been such an exciting time for the craft rum segment.

Craft rum brands

Click through the following pages to see our list of the top 10 American craft rum brands

Along with Bourbon and gin, craft rum is quickly becoming a firm favourite among spirits connoisseurs as distillers continue to drive experimentation and push premiumisation in the category.

From the deep, chocolaty sweetness of dark rum, to the earthy vegetal charms of agricole, it’s no wonder the category attracts so many fans across the world.

In particular, as the second largest market in the world for rum, the US has seen extensive innovation in the craft rum sector over recent years, with new expressions, brands and distilleries launching on a regular basis.

But, with such a diverse array of fantastic American craft rum brands to choose, which stand out from the crowd?

Using a list of past winners as judged by the American Distillers Institute (ADI) in 2013, we compile a list of the top 10 American craft rum brands.

Has your favourite American craft rum brand been missed off this list? If so, let us know by leaving a comment.

2 Responses to “Top 10 American craft rum brands”

  1. Just Curious says:

    How can a Barbados Rum be on this list of American Craft Rums? Yes, the company is American owned, but it neither craft distilled nor American rum. This is important!

  2. Trey Litel says:

    Not sure how you determined your Top 10 criteria, but BAYOU RUM from Lacassine, Louisiana USA is sorely missing from your list. Bayou Rum has 4 delicious expressions and is crafted in a pot still from Louisiana sugarcane at the largest craft distillery devoted to rum in the USA. Bayou Rum has been recognized internationally with 64 tasting competition medals including ADI in 2013. The latest DOUBLE GOLD and GOLD medals were Madrid 2015 International Rum Conference held last month. Bayou Rum has sold more rum than any of the rums on your list since its launch July 2013 and is now available in 7 states. Top 10 American Craft Rum – Bayou Rum tops the list on all criteria! Send me a note and I am happy to provide photography of Bayou Rum…America’s Rum!

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