Review: Oronoco Rum

Review: Oronoco Rum

This distinctively packaged rum comes from the mountains of Brazil, a land known mainly for cachaca, not rum. It’s a pity: Based on Oronoco’s showing, Brazil really ought to be making more of the stuff.

This white rum is exceptionally smooth and creamy, offering an immediate vanilla nose. On the palate is offers a big mouthful of vanilla/creme brulee, plus some cinammon notes, with a lightly woodsy finish. Exceptionally clean, this rum is totally sippable on the rocks but of course works well with any kind of sweet cocktail. Anywhere you want that vanilla character to shine, reach for Oronoco.

80 proof.

A / $40

Oronoco Rum




Christopher Null is the founder and editor in chief of Drinkhacker. A veteran writer and journalist, he also operates Null Media, a bespoke content creation company.


  1. Phil Gomes on November 26, 2008 at 4:33 pm

    This one *is* nice. One can’t help but admire the stamped-leather label.

  2. Edoc on August 7, 2009 at 6:45 pm

    This rum just magically appeared in my local liquor store this week. $19.99 a bottle– what a steal! I’m enjoying a great caipirissima as I type. At this price, I’ll have to swing back by the liquor store and stock up before they’re gone.

  3. mike bordo on January 29, 2010 at 2:24 pm

    Where can I find your rum
    Hartford,ct 06114

  4. mike bordo on January 29, 2010 at 2:12 pm

    iI am looking for a store to bye your Oronoco rum

    hartford, ct 06114

    Thanks mike

  5. Robbie on May 10, 2010 at 11:58 am

    I love this stuff. I picked up a bottle about a week ago and it was half gone in one night haha. A little pricier than i would like it to be, but totally worth it.

  6. ken on June 21, 2011 at 8:14 pm

    i got a liter for 11.99, whereas the 750 ml was 34.99… is this marketing?

  7. Christopher Null on June 21, 2011 at 8:27 pm

    That is a mistake. Buy it up.

  8. Jack Black on July 21, 2011 at 1:45 am

    Where’d you get a liter for $11.99?

  9. Mason on March 27, 2019 at 6:56 pm

    Where can I find this?

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