Flavored Rum

Flavored rum is simply rum to which additional flavors have been added after distillation. Many rum flavors tend toward the tropical, with mango, pineapple, and other bright fruit flavors popular. Coffee and chocolate are also commonly used flavorings, but perhaps the most commonly available flavored rum is Malibu, which uses coconut as its flavoring base (although other coconut brands are also common). At Drinkhacker we classify spiced rum as a distinct and separate category.

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Malibu Winter
Tiki Lovers Rum – White, Dark, and Pineapple
Deadhead Dark Chocolate Flavored Rum

Review: SelvaRey Rum – White, Chocolate, and Owner’s Reserve (2021)

By Christopher Null | August 1, 2021 |

Remember Selvarey, the rum company Bruno Mars has been running since 2014? It’s back, with a new (and quite heavy) bottle design, new expressions, and even a new intercapped R, turning the brand formally into SelvaRey. The gorilla is gone from the bottle. Now there’s a toucan — which seems to be a lot more…

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Review: Thrasher’s Coconut Rum

By Christopher Null | July 20, 2021 |

Washington, DC-based Thrasher’s makes four different expressions at present, all from an equal blend of blackstrap molasses and raw turbinado sugar and distilled in a pot still. Today we look at the coconut rum, which is not directly flavored with syrups or other ingredients but rather infused with toasted coconut in a botanical basket, similar…

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Review: Coconut Cartel Rum

By Mike Gerrard | March 12, 2021 |

The name of this rum brand comes from the fact that founders — brother and sister Dani and Mike Zighelboim — used to smuggle suitcases full of coconuts to hotels in Miami from their home in El Salvador. Eventually they were supplying coconuts to customers as far north as The Hamptons. Finally they went legit…

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Review: Lyon Coffee Rum, Rock & Rum, and Orange Curacao

By Drew Beard | January 18, 2021 |

When we reviewed the core lineup of Lyon Rums last month, we mentioned that the distillery also dabbles in liqueurs and other unique rum-based products. Well, we’ve got three of these side projects on tap today for review: Coffee Rum, Rock & Rum, and their house-made Orange Curacao. Thoughts follow. Lyon Coffee Rum – Lyon…

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Review: Ron Colon High Proof Rum and Coffee Flavored Rum

By Christopher Null | January 1, 2021 |

El Salvador isn’t widely known for its rum production — there is actually only one rum distillery in the country, last I heard — but Ron Colón Salvadoreño is looking to change that. To be fair, despite the name this rum is not entirely produced in El Salvador. Rather, it is a blend of Salvadoran…

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Review: The Kraken Black Roast Coffee Rum

By Christopher Null | October 19, 2020 |

The Kraken has been a big player in the spiced rum space since it launched in 2009, owing variously to its evocatively maritime bottle, dark black color, and exceptionally high quality. Now, The Kraken is launching a curious line extension, a coffee-flavored version of its rum, available as a limited edition. The Kraken Black Roast…

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Review: Bacardi Coquito Coconut Cream Liqueur

By Christopher Null | October 15, 2020 |

What’s coquito? In a nutshell, it’s Puerto Rico’s answer to eggnog, and Bacardi offers this limited edition bottling of the stuff as a ready-to-drink holiday tipple. (Believe it or not, the holidays are nigh.) “Following the traditional recipe closely, Bacardi Coquito combines the signature Bacardi Superior white rum with toasted spices, coconut cream, vanilla, and…

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Review: Rums of Rhum Clement – Cask Collection, VSOP, Creole Shrubb, and Coconut Liqueur (2020)

By Christopher Null | June 26, 2020 |

A recent virtual road show from Spiribam — the corporate owner of Rhum J.M., Bounty, Chairman’s, and Admiral Rodney rums — brought a number of its brands into the limelight. While we’ll have coverage of a couple of additional ones soon, we first look at one of the company’s most prized operations, Rhum Clement, an…

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Review: Sabor Dominicano Mamajuana

By Christopher Null | March 19, 2020 |

I was delighted to discover — if only so I could say it out loud — the unique beverage Mamajuana (sometimes Mama Juana) on a recent visit to the Dominican Republic. Dating back to the 1950s, Mamajuana is the unofficial national beverage of the Dominican, an odd combination of rum, honey, and red wine that…

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Review: Cruzan Watermelon Rum

By Christopher Null | October 17, 2019 |

Cruzan’s latest flavor is one normally seen in vodka, not rum: watermelon. It’s a limited edition offering for 2019, with $1 from every case of rum sold (so, about 8 cents per bottle) going to the Island Spirit Fund. Per the distillery, “Cruzan Watermelon Rum takes the sweetness of a fresh cut, juicy watermelon, and…

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